It is an understatement to say that COVID-19 changes everything. At Camtec and Leica Boutique, we are doing our very best to adjust to whatever curves it throws our way.
Relevant and Vigilant
The team is active answering phone calls and emails, and some of us will be present 4 hours per day to receive stock, manage and ship your orders, and do follow up. We are taking all precautions including social distancing and frequent hand washing!
For now, the boutique is open Monday thru Saturday, from 11:00 to 15:00. Please call before to confirm. 514-875-5110.
Please use any one of our email addresses – firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com – firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
and we will respond promptly to your queries.
Our colleagues at Leica USA have informed us that they are closed as of last Friday, but will do their best to respond to queries coming from dealers and clients.
Because early March is our buying period, we are fortunate to be very well stocked with cameras, lenses and accessories. To dampen the price increases on Leica items caused by the dramatic decrease in the value of our Loonie, we will be immediately offering a
5% discount on all In-Stock Leica items if you pay with an E-Transfer.
The Photo Lab
For clients accustomed to topnotch attention and meticulous work from our Photo Lab, Karouna and Laura will be minding the shop and working to fill your print needs two days per week, most likely Monday and Tuesday. Please email or call to confirm as COVID-19 can certainly undermine the best laid plans.
I was recently reminded of the words of Alfred Eisenstaedt, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” Keep in touch with family and friends! Also, try to decrease stress by tuning out the 24-hour news cycle. In our house, Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninov have replaced CBC News Network, Ici RDI, CNN and CNBC.
Finally, turn to photography as a means of coping and self expression. What is photography if not the recognition and appreciation of life, nature and the human experience?
Stay safe and we’ll see you soon.