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Mr Cad is the largest independent photographic dealer in the UK. We offer the biggest stock of used analogue photographic equipment worldwide specialising in film, cameras, lenses, replacement lamps, chemicals, paper, studio & darkroom – 35mm, 120mm, 127mm, 5×4 + 10×8 – Open 24 hrs a day online – Will Ship Worldwide.

About Mr Cad

THE FIRST 57 YEARS OF MR CAD

A family run business started many years ago, around the same time as Elvis joining the Army. Alex Falk opened his first Camera shop named ‘Camera Corner’ on Pit Lake Bridge in Croydon, Surrey. Since then Alex Falk has moved only a few miles away and Croydon has never been the same since.

In the 1980’s and with a chain of nine outlets from Brighton to Colindale, the name ‘Mr Cad’ was born and over the coming 10 years as leases expired all branches except its head office, occupying 7500 sq ft in Windmill Road, the company has steadily evolved into Europe’s biggest supplier of used camera’s, attracting the professional, keen/serious amateur, schools, colleges and companies alike.

When first starting in Pit Lake Bridge – AGI – makers of Agifold and Agiflex were close neighbours in Purley Way, alas AGI was to suffer the same way as Wray, Reid and the British Motorcycle industry did. Something called a ‘Teenager’ had just been invented in 1960, when Camera Corner was born, and teenagers like Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele and dressing up as teddy boys, were not very interested in Photography. The price of £227.19.2 for a new Alpa VI was off putting, so keen amateurs could always buy an Ilford Sportsman for £24 or the Paxette 1A for £25 or for the financially strapped customers they could buy a Coronet Cadet for only 30 Shillings and 3 pence.

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