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COVID-19 - Our Plan

24 Mar 2020

Dear Friends, 


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 – emmanuel@camtecphoto.com  – jeanb@leicaboutiquemtl.com – info@camtecphoto.com – jeanb@camtecphoto.com 
and we will respond promptly to your queries.   


Leica USA

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. 


Inventory Situation

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.





The COVID-19 Situation - Our Daily Routine

20 Mar 2020

Coping while staying vigilant, strong and optimistic


Our top priority is the health of our Camtec family – associates and clients alike! For the short term, we are taking extra care when we are in the presence of clients. We are assessing every aspect of our business and may reduce hours as the situation evolves. 


Our website will be continuously updated and we are always reachable to answer your photography questions and needs. If there is an item that you would like to purchase, rest assured that your order will be expertly and promptly handled. Our stock situation is excellent and we will go the extra mile to make you happy. 


Store Hours: 11:00 - 15:00, please call to confirm.


Please use any one of our email addresses – emmanuel@camtecphoto.com  – jeanb@leicaboutiquemtl.com – info@camtecphoto.com – jeanb@camtecphoto.com and we will respond promptly to your queries.   


Everyone Stay Safe and Positive - Long Live Photography. 




Jean and the Camtec Photo Team

CANCELLED Thursday, March 19: An Evening With The Giant’s Neighbour

13 Mar 2020


We are very disappointed to announce that the event on Thursday March 19th is cancelled.


You are cordially invited to a very special evening and talk!


An accomplished photographer, musician, and a great friend of mine and the boutique, Chad Tobin calls Cape Breton home. For many years, he’d visit Robert Frank at his summer home in Mabou, Cape Breton, where Frank and his wife June have had a cottage since the early 1970s.

To share his experience and time with Robert Frank, Chad decided to create To Be Frank, a project honouring the photographer’s memory through a talk and a series of intimate portraits that are woven into the rugged, Cape Breton terrain. The presentation focuses on quiet moments by the sea, revealing the nexus between land, love and loss.


I am most pleased to announce that Camtec Photo is hosting an evening with Chad Tobin. He will talk about his friend, how they met, the time spent in his company and the fashioning of this compelling tribute to one of photography’s giants. 


Meeting will be at Camtec Photo Boutique, 26 Notre-Dame east, Thursday March 19th at 6:30pm. Places are limited, if you wish to attend please RSVP by email.


A small reception with follow the talk.


Looking forward to seeing you.


Parallax Newsletter February 2020

13 Feb 2020

Dear rangefinder enthusiasts and classic photographers, our latest Parallax newsletter is online!

The Buzz On the Riverbank

A New Monochrom Makes its Debut 

SL2: The State-of-the-Art Mirrorless


Thursday, March 19: An Evening With The Giant’s Neighbour 


Mike Hayes: Our Peripatetic Pal is at it Again




Dear rangefinder enthusiasts and classic photographers, 

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