Originally Posted by RobertV
Aperture Photographic specialise in Nikon and Leica but they occaisionally have large format equipment, like the two Linhof Technika Vs there at the moment. They are under the medium format tab on the website. I haven't purchased from them but I want to (they seem friendly and helpful).
I think most of the UK sites listed sell used equipment. Teamwork Digital have a great selection of lenses and they're really friendly. I used Ffordes and Robert White too, without any problems. So thats where all my money has gone!
Red dot cameras are exclusively Leica but they do have one of those 360 degree views of the shop like the one posted earlier in this thread. www.reddotcameras.co.uk/pano/
Up dated list:
www.peterwalnes.com (used equipment)
www.mwclassic.com (used equipment)
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Originally Posted by Andrew_M
Yes, Aperture have a few LF lenses and cameras now and again - I've sold to them but never bought, I've always found them to be decent people. They mainly deal in Leica, Nikon and Hasselblad and are stronger in 35mm and MF
Around the corner from Aperture in New Oxford Street, Jacobs usually have a decent amount of used 4x5's and lenses which I've always felt were a little too expensive, Kingsley Photographic in Tottenham Court Road also have a range of second hand gear. Neither of these could be considered to be LF dealer's in the 'purest sense' it just forms part of their second hand business
well I don't but I know who Ian's referring to
Originally Posted by Ian Grant
I always suggest people look at the prices of the many UK dealers listed so far in this thread before they buy anything off Ebay. Some like MW Classic sometimes sell via their ebay store, with no reserve or Buy it Now prices and use the information t set they prices in their (non ebay) Online/physical stores.
Originally Posted by andrew plume
It's not about someone not making a profit rather that there's something not right with trying to sell items for 2-3x the going rate and listing quite a few of them. A prime example is 90mm f6.8 Angulons where the going rate is between £70-£120, the norm being around £90 from reputable dealers often with a 90 day or six month warranty, so listing 4 at £236 which is way above typical completed sales for the same lens, that says a lot.
There are a couple of other UK Ebay stores who over price LF equipment, not usually by as much, one camera (an MPP) has been for sale for well over 2½ years, it's like fishing except they are waiting for the gullible or naive new or potential LF users to bite.
There's a London camera shop that people always warn about on APUG who do the same, they don't price equipment openly then try and fleece people, they have a bad reputation as a consequence.
It's trying to ensure that people do a little research into what they want to buy first, checking out new or second-hand prices before hand, realising who are the reputable dealers and ebay stores.
The best UK/EU places to buy LF equipment are the classifieds on this site and the Large Format site, but that's not what the OP asked