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Camtec Photo is a quality oriented boutique entirely dedicated to photography, with two locations in Montreal for over thirty years.
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Rediscovering Beauty in an Image

From Sony to Canon to Fuji to Nikon, there can be no doubt the field of high-performance cameras is an increasingly crowded place. While some might refer to this as photography’s golden age, in my opinion the camera remains a tool. Its only function is to seamlessly execute what you aim to accomplish creatively. Only Leica has steadfastly maintained the philosophy of “photographer knows best”. From the ultra-performance SL system to the ultra-simple M system – and let’s not forget the ultimate hybrid, the Q3 – this approach to design has proven itself repeatedly since the day Oskar Barnack persuaded...…

Kickstarter for "The History War" a photobook by Larry Towell

Dear friends, Join me and the Camtec team in supporting Larry's Kickstarter campaign page to complete his new documentary book project "The History War” Larry Towell’s work in Ukraine during the past decade produced some of the most compelling and human stories of this tragic conflict and the war that pursued it.  He is asking for our help to complete this very important documentary work and bring it to fruition. A project well deserved of your support. Warm regards, Jean Bardaji Here’s a message we received from Larry this morning, September 20th: Dear backers & friends  I am almost there….This...…

Parallax, September 2023

Dear rangefinder enthusiasts and classic photographers,  The summer that seemingly never was, is rapidly fading away. Autumn and its hubbub around school, work and the creative scene will soon replace those lazy days.   Thank you for allowing us to share some news and random thoughts with you. Thursday, September 14: Rencontre with Larry Towell, the Quintessential Raconteur Advocates and admirers of humanist photography are well-acquainted with Larry Towell and his adeptness at marrying spontaneous creativity with well-documented research.  On Thursday, September 14 at the Boutique, I’m honoured and thrilled to be hosting an evening with this most eminent Canadian photographer....…

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