Mr Cad of London
While visiting the city of London for a day, I had the chance to drop by few places which is of interest for old photo enthusiasts: Mr CAD and a camera antique store in Portobello Road (see here for the blog post)
Though I did not have the time on this visit to drop by MWClassics and few other places, I would like to share a brief visual notes on places which one might be interested to go for analogue photo gears which are eye candies.
Mr Cad’s store is the place where you will definitely find something that will bring trouble with your better half on what more excuses you will come up with bringing back more camera gears/darkroom stuff.
They have all one needs to go for their darkroom and camera fix as they stock generously of films, papers, chemistries and gears.
12 Upper Tachbrook St, London SW1V 1SH
Two helpful store attendants, David and David, had been quite helpful in assisting me looking for several items I need in completing my upcoming darkroom. However, Alex, is a wonderful chap which I enjoy jesting and talk about cameras and the swapping darkroom tips. Be wary of his cynical remarks on anything internet and digital, as he does detest them openly.
The Jaynay contact easel, flexible, large and quite reasonably priced… Though the glass was cracked, everything else is smooth and worked. I might buy this, if it make sense for me.
Alex took me of a brief tour of the new next door store which he plans to dedicate it for large format and darkroom materials.
They have almost every thing one needs to build the complete darkroom many times over, and I saw they even have the darkroom sink!
I was looking out for a 5×7 plate holders and back, but I was told by Alex that someone in Manchester had dibs first…. Hmmmm.