Company History

Established in 1984, Dale Photographic Services began 'Same Day' colour processing and selling photographic equipment.

Mail Order

Building on local success the company started to advertise in photographic magazines. The mail order side took off and turnover has grown every year since. The range of photographic products increased and the company started to specialize in quality 'Medium Format 'equipment. When the digital revolution appeared the company decided to sell the higher end digital cameras to complement the existing range of lenses and accessories sold.


We launched our own web site in 1998 which proved to be popular, especially with secondhand equipment. In the spring of 2003 Dale Photographic Services became Dale Photographic Ltd. The online buying site was launched in October 2003 selling high quality photographic equipment.

Family Run

Dale Photographic Ltd is family owned and run by Allan, Stephen and Paul Ridsdale. We pride ourselves on our specialist knowledge and customer service that a small family run business can provide. Dale Photographic are dedicated to amateur and professional photographers who appreciate unbiased and informative impartial advice, much of which is based on our own experiences in photography, we offer top quality equipment at competitive prices.

About Us

At Dale Photographic we believe that it's not just price and a well designed site that will make you want to buy from us. Although this is important, we also believe that buying online should be as easy as going into our showroom and that is why we have taken care to make sure you have the confidence in us to use our web site. If you are happy with our service please tell your friends. If not, then please tell us.