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lrochfort
04-01-2017, 08:26
Hi all,

I'm going to London next week to buy an M2 (or maybe M4) and maybe a Color Skopar 35mm.

I know of the following shops. Any others to recommend?

Red Dot
Aperture
Richard Caplan

Thanks!

John Lawrence
04-01-2017, 08:34
There's also:

The Classic Camera http://theclassiccamera.com/

and if you have time, it's well worth paying Reg a visit at High Street Radio and Photographic. These days he's a bit of an internet celeb :) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_FRrnuFdoE

http://www.croydonphotocentre.co.uk/

Cheers,

John

Edit Oops, should have read your bit about 'recommending'. High Street Radio and Photographic are great, I've not used The Classic Camera for a number of years, but wasn't too impressed back then!

DanskDynamit
04-01-2017, 08:50
I can recommend Red Dot Cameras.

jaapv
04-02-2017, 01:20
Another vote for Red Dot

http://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/

He has four reasonably priced M2s - and five M4s.

ruby.monkey
04-02-2017, 01:29
Red Dot is lethal to one's credit card.

sara
04-02-2017, 04:15
If I was around, I would have gladly sold to you my M2 and Color skopar ahhhhhhh!!

Oooh AND! Pay a visit to Mr. Cad in Vauxhall. I haven't visited their new place since they moved.

David Charlwood
04-02-2017, 15:59
APERTURE - the best that I have come across!

lrochfort
04-05-2017, 07:58
If I was around, I would have gladly sold to you my M2 and Color skopar ahhhhhhh!!

Oooh AND! Pay a visit to Mr. Cad in Vauxhall. I haven't visited their new place since they moved.

Ah, that's a shame!

lrochfort
04-05-2017, 07:58
It certainly looks like Red Dot get good recommendations. I'll take a look at the websites before I go and plan a route based on that.

Thanks all.

ACullen
04-06-2017, 12:41
Peter Loy is excellent , I bought an M2 and several lenses over the past year or so. Grading is spot on. I've only dealt with him over the phone/ email, not sure if he has a shop front as such.
http://www.peterloy.com

TennesseJones
04-06-2017, 14:10
Aperture on Rathbone Place is great.

LukeBanks
04-06-2017, 14:34
Mr Cad's new store is nice and easy to find, and the window display is something to behold. You may struggle with Leica and Voigtlander there though, I'd suggest checking his stock online beforehand. He's a lovely guy, but a tough negotiator. You'll get a great conversation if nothing else!

Aperture is always my first call. Got my Color Skopar 35 there around 12 months ago, and their gradings are always bang on. Fair prices too, with most bodies having been checked by their experienced techs and serviced if necessary. Again, great conversation. Unfortunately they have barely any Voigtlander stock at the moment.

Other used suppliers worth checking online beforehand are London Camera Exchange (you can set the used search on their site to The Strand store to be sure), and Camera World. Neither specialise in Leica but are worth a look as their customer service has always been very good in my experience.

Happy hunting!