Epson A4 Premium Photo Paper Sale

I have some surplus stocks of A4 size Epson Premium Photo Paper for sale at great prices. The packs of 20 sheets are available in both Glossy and Semigloss surfaces, and are all new and unopened.

Thanks to their heavier weight (the Glossy weighs 255g/m2, and the Semigloss 251 g/m2), these papers have the look and feel of traditional resin coated photographic paper, and they are able to produce rich and vibrant colours.

The Glossy paper costs only £12.00 per pack (6 packs available).

The Semigloss paper costs just £14.00 per pack (8 packs available).

They are for sale in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, or can be posted anywhere in the UK (at extra cost).

Please contact me if interested.

Lowepro Flipside 400AW Photo Backpack For Sale

This large capacity camera backpack has had only very light indoors use, and is in excellent condition. It weighs only 3.5lbs, and the internal dimensions are 10.6″ x 5.9″ x 16.7″.

It is for sale for only £65 (or £75.00 including postage within the UK), and can be inspected before purchase at my premises in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

The Flipside 400AW is particularly suited to outdoor photographers  who need to carry big lenses or a larger amount of camera gear. I normally carry a full frame Nikon dslr with 6 lenses (including a 70-200mm zoom, and 300mm f4 telephoto), plus filters, batteries and other accessories. The bag can also easily hold my 200-500mm zoom lens with one or two camera bodies and extra lenses.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing, or require any further information.

Lowepro Flipside 400AW side view
Side view, showing the mesh pocket and SlipLock attachment on each side.

One of the great features of the Flipside 400AW is that entry to the main equipment compartment is from the rear of the bag next to the photographer’s body – meaning that it can’t be opened while the backpack is being worn. This ensures all the valuable photographic equipment it contains is protected against theft while remaining easily accessible. It also means that when the bag is laid on the ground, the straps and waistband are facing upwards and kept out of mud etc. Continue reading Lowepro Flipside 400AW Photo Backpack For Sale

Fitzalan Square, Sheffield 1983 – Limited Edition Print

This is a traditional black and white photographic print which I am selling as part of a limited edition of only 50 copies. It shows the old telephone boxes next to the Post Office in Fitzalan Square in Sheffield on a murky day in October 1983, with Hyde Park Flats in the distance.

This is a completely traditional (analogue) photographic print. It was shot on 35mm Ilford Pan F black and white film, which I processed myself. It was then hand-printed by me on Agfa Record Rapid fibre-based paper for archival permanence. The print has a natural warm tone from the chloro-bromide paper, which I feel suits the subject matter.

Each print measures 16″x12″ including borders (the actual image area is approx. 15½”x11″), and each one is signed and numbered by myself.

Copies cost £75.00 each (including postage within the UK). Please contact me to order a copy.

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Traditional Wedding Albums with Overlays, Thank You Cards & CD/DVD Folio

Traditional Wedding Albums With Overlays

These Spicer Hallfield Aylesbury and Dovedale albums are both traditional style photo albums designed to hold prints up to 5″x5″ size with overlays (also known as matts).

Both albums measure approx. 8″x6¾” externally, and are designed as parents’ albums – or simply to be smaller and more portable than larger albums. They were from the Consort range of traditional wedding albums made by Spicer Hallfield (who used to be the largest manufacturer of wedding albums in the UK). These items are the last stock that I still have from my years as a professional wedding photographer, and I am selling them at substantially less than their original trade prices. As Spicer Hallfield went out of business years ago, it is unlikely that these items are still available anywhere else.

Aylesbury Album

Spicer Hallfield Aylesbury traditional wedding album with gold edged leaves and overlays

The Aylesbury album has a softly padded cream cover with a textured finish, with “Wedding” blocked in gold. It is supplied with deluxe gold-edged and metal cornered leaves and premium grained and varnished black overlays. It can hold up to twenty 5″x3½” prints.

The album, leaves and overlays are all new and factory sealed.

It is supplied complete with its original attractive presentation box, and costs only £20.00 complete.

Dovedale Album

The Dovedale album (see below and in photo at top of the page) has a smooth padded grey cover which is blocked “Our Daughter’s Wedding” in gold. It is supplied with matching deckle-edged grey leaves and overlays with pre-cut apertures to hold up to thirty prints.

Traditional Spicer Hallfield Dovedale wedding album with overlays for sale in Derbyshire

The overlays all have gold blocking around the apertures in the following sizes and shapes: 5″x5″ square (6), 5″x5″ circular (10), 5″x4″ rectangular (2) and 5″x4″ oval (12) .

Alternatively, prints can be mounted directly onto the leaves without the overlays  – allowing  print  sizes  up to  6″x6″  to be accommodated.

This album has had very light use as a sample album, and is in excellent condition. It costs only £15.00 complete with the leaves and overlays.

I also have a range of larger handmade wedding albums for sale at bargain prices. See here for further details.

Thank You Cards

Thank you cards for sale, DerbyshireCream card mounts featuring a subtle linen embossed surface  blocked ‘Thank You’ in silver in the bottom right hand corner of the cover. Inside is an overlay made with matching board and an aperture to hold a 5″x3½” print (portrait format), with an embossed aperture line crossing in each corner. New and unused.

Supplied complete with matching white envelopes.

38 cards for only £12.00

CD/DVD Folio

A premium quality folio made by MTA designed to hold one CD/DVD, with a plain black cover. It also allows a single print (up to 5”x5”) to be displayed on the inside cover using the supplied matching black overlay. It comes in an attractive black rigid presentation box, and is completely new and unused.
It costs just £6.00.

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Nikon 80-200mm f4 AIS Zoom Lens For Sale

Nikon has always had a reputation for making some of, if not the finest, zoom lenses in the 70/80 – 200mm range. This lens is no exception. It was the ultimate manual focus lens of this type, and is of the “push/pull” design – featuring a single ring for both zooming and focussing.

Nikon’s manual focus AIS lenses were renowned for being close to mechanical perfection, and both the zooming and focussing movements of this lens are silky smooth (one of the reasons why these lenses are valued so highly by videographers). This lens is also razor-sharp optically, and can be used not only on all the Nikon film cameras, but also many modern F mount digital slrs. The following Nikon DSLRs provide rangefinder-assisted manual focus, matrix exposure metering, and correct metadata once you have set the maximum aperture of the lens in the camera’s menus: D200, D300 series, D500, D600/D610, D700, D750, D780, D800/D810/D850 series, D7000/D7100/D7200, D1 series, D2 series, D3 series, D4 series, D5 and D6.

The diaphragm mechanism in this lens is working perfectly, and the optics are in absolutely mint condition – with no marks or scratches, fungus or even dust visible inside the lens at all. Cosmetically, there are some small marks on the lens barrel in one place, but otherwise, the lens is in excellent condition.

I have owned this lens from new (purchase price £800 in 1992!), and it comes with its original box, Nikon warranty card and manual. I am also including a Hoya 62mm UV filter (the lens has always been protected by a filter), and a metal Nikon HN-23 screw-in lens hood -which currently costs £65 new.

This lens is for sale at £300.00.

It is in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and inspection of the lens in person is highly recommended. I am also willing to ship it anywhere (subject to extra carriage charges).

Please contact me for further details.

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Luxury Handmade Italian Wedding Album with Carrying Case


Handmade Italian wedding album for sale in DerbyshireThe Milano is a luxury contemporary style album which cannot fail to impress. It is handmade in Italy from materials that look and feel like leather, with an uncompromising attention to detail and design flair – right down to the bespoke cotton bag to protect the matching carrying case the album is supplied with.

The album measures approx 13¼”x13″, and is of traditional bookbound construction. The ivory cover is plain – so the album could be used for showcasing other types of photography – portraiture, events, product ranges etc. – as well as wedding photography. The 15 black slip-in leaves hold up to 30 prints with or without overlays. Without overlays, the maximum print size is 11″x11″ and it takes just a few seconds to slide the print in, without need for any adhesives.  This allows prints to be easily changed at a later date.

There is only one of these albums available, and it is priced at just £100.00.

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Traditional Leather Wedding Album in Burgundy and Brown

This Sandhurst album was handmade in England by Spicer Hallfield – the UK’s largest wedding album manufacturer before they went out of business. It was one of their top-of-the-range Elizabethan albums, all of which were of traditional bookbound construction with heavyweight slip-in leaves.

The album measures approx 13½”x13″ externally, and has an unpadded leather cover with two raised gold bands on the spine, and gold metal corners. It has 20 brown slip-in leaves (ie 40 sides) with gold burl edges, allowing it to hold up to 40 11″x11″ prints without overlays.

I have only one of these albums, and it is for sale at just £65.00 – less than half its original trade price.

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Exclusive Presentation Album by Art Leather

This versatile presentation album was made by Art Leather in New York, whose slogan was “The World’s Finest Albums and Folios”. That may be a bit of American marketing hype, but there is no doubt that this is a very stylish and well made album.

The black cover is slightly padded and is made of a grained leather-like material, with 2 gold lines around the edges. Other than those, the cover is plain, making this album suitable for displaying a wide range of subject matter – weddings, portraits, pet photos, still lifes or product photos etc. The 10 slip-in leaves each have a single gold line around the aperture, and the album can hold up to twenty 5″x5″ prints. Prints simply slide into place, with no adhesives required – making it very simple to change individual prints (or all of them) at a later date without damaging the album in any way.

As Art Leather went out of business quite some time ago (so much for being the “world’s finest”!), this is a rare opportunity to acquire one of their albums brand new. It has never been used in any way, and comes complete with its matching black presentation box measuring just under 8″x7″.

This quality presentation album costs only £20.00 (postage extra if required). It is for sale in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Please contact me if you are interested in this album, or require any further information about it.

See here for details of the other handmade wedding albums, or traditional wedding albums with overlays that I also have for sale at discounted prices.


Vulcans at Newark Air Museum

October 2015 saw the end of a chapter in aviation history with the last flights by an Avro Vulcan bomber. As part of a “farewell to flight” nationwide tour, Vulcan B2 XH558 flew over Newark Air Museum (the former RAF Winthorpe) in Nottinghamshire for the last time. The museum has their own Vulcan B2 (XM594) which was the penultimate B.2 variant to be built at Avro’s Chadderton and Woodford factories which was capable of carrying the Blue Steel nuclear stand-off missile (Britain’s main airborne nuclear weapon at that time). She was delivered to the Royal Air Force in July 1963 and allocated to No.27 Squadron at Scampton – the Squadron which first introduced the B.2 variant of the Vulcan to RAF service. She remained in service for 20 years, and her last flight was on the 7th of February 1983, when she was flown from her home base at RAF Waddington to the Newark Air Museum site – the only jet engined aircraft to have ever landed at RAF Winthorpe.

XM594 is now one of only 18 Vulcans left in the world, and in beautiful sunshine XH558 flew right over it on her second pass to the delight of the onlookers.

Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 flying over Vulcan XM594 at Newark Air Museum on one of its final flights © Chris James
Vulcan XH558 flying over XM594

Above is a composite image made from 7 exposures of that sadly never-to-be-repeated experience. Continue reading Vulcans at Newark Air Museum

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