Photography can be a daunting hobby for both newcomers and seasoned photographers. With so many cameras and lenses to choose from (many of which will empty your wallet without hesitation), it can be difficult to navigate the photographic equipment minefield.

Enter MPB - opens in a new tab - a world-class photography equipment platform that enables photographers of all levels to buy and sell equipment to help them grow and grow as their creative abilities and interests change and they develop. Designed from the ground up with a passion for photography at the forefront of it all, MPB offers users almost countless advantages over the traditional method of buying everything new.

But don't just take our word for it, let's take a closer look…

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Old dogs, reliable things

If you're not used to buying second-hand photo and video equipment (or anything else, for that matter), we don't blame you for being apprehensive. But unlike a worn-out pair of sneakers full of holes that soak up puddles with unhappy enthusiasm, well-maintained camera gear will serve users well for generations, without any degradation in performance.

It's not uncommon, for example, for photographers to pick up lenses second-, third-, or even fourth-hand and get the same sharp, clean, and attractive results as the day the lens was first unboxed—and all for a fraction of the price. . RRP. In fact, MPB prices are on average 30% cheaper than new equipment. And if you need extra peace of mind, you can be sure that all MPB products undergo rigorous testing and evaluation by trained product specialists, so everything works like a charm. If that wasn't enough, each product also has images that you can explore from every angle, allowing you to see exactly what you're about to get. With ratings ranging from 'Like New' to 'Well Used', there will be no surprises, just great deals.

In general, when you think about the fact that you're getting the same performance for less, buying used equipment suddenly seems like an incredibly smart choice, especially in these particularly budget-conscious times. Add to that MPB's free six-month warranty, which comes standard with every purchase, and the company's accrual of thousands of five-star ratings on Trustpilot, the idea of ​​buying opportunity equipment becomes a no-brainer. In addition to savings, there is also another important factor to consider:

it is more durable

Sustainability awareness has never been higher, and for good reason. Today, more of us are actively thinking about the products we buy, where they come from, and their impact on the environment. And with research showing that there are a trillion pounds of unused technology in homes across the UK, EU and US, there is a huge amount of untapped potential for perfectly breathing new life into technology. usable. To put this mammoth number into more relevant perspective, on average, a single adult has about $1736 worth of unused technology, and the figure rises to $2618 for Gen Z and Millennials. Despite these eye-opening numbers, 60% of those surveyed have never traded a second-hand piece of technology. Even without digging into the numbers, it's clear to see the circular benefits of trading in and buying second-hand tech like camera gear. Sellers earn extra money and buyers save money while reducing waste in the process. This is the very definition of win-win.

Each year, MPB recirculates and repatriates more than 300 cameras and lenses, breathing new life into perfectly healthy and usable equipment. This not only means that something like a beloved goal can move on to the next chapter of someone else's life, but it also means less unnecessary waste.

Combined with MPB's insistence on plastic-free packaging (made from 100% recyclable and recyclable materials), it's clear to see why buying and trading in used equipment is better for more of your budget, but also for the environment.

In addition to helping users trade used equipment, MPB also applies its passion for sustainability at the operational level, with renewables accounting for more than 50% of the electricity it uses, with the goal of reaching 100% by 2025. With With an ambition to achieve zero carbon for all buildings, data centers and couriers by 2035, sustainability is at the heart of everything it stands for.

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An incredible gift for all budgets.

Whether you're looking to treat yourself to a new camera or lens, or looking for a special gift to enlighten the creative photographer or videographer in your life, MPB has you covered.

Because buying used equipment is so much more affordable, you can afford to stretch your budget even further, buying better and more advanced equipment to really create the wow factor. Seeing someone's face light up when they've received a gift even better than they expected never gets old. And if you bought it for yourself, even better.

Unleash your creativity

Whether you're looking to upgrade to more advanced gear as you hone your skills or just starting your creative journey, MPB is by far the best destination to help you get the tools you need to express yourself to the fullest—and that goes right. beyond the offer of physical equipment. MPB's original content hub (opens in a new tab), for example, is the place for enthusiasts, newcomers, and veterans to come together to get inspired and share their work. From inspirational contests and interviews to kit guides, tips, podcasts and more, this is one of the best places for content creators to get inspired and hone their skills.

Ultimately, there's something so beautiful about giving things like cameras and lenses new homes, allowing new generations of creatives to capture the world as they see fit. Thanks to MPB's passionate support team, users can be sure that all experience levels will be catered for.

With every brand under the sun available in their vast catalogue, there is something for everyone. Browse, find your perfect kit and shoot happy.

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