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6 June 2011
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It's a forum dedicated to travelers in Florence, Italy, published by Paesaggi fiorentini.
Here you'll can find and share informations about your tour in the Renaissance City.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2011 12:55:42 pm

Ottica Fontani crossed my way in several, and distinct, times.

At the beginning, many years ago, I wasn't born yet, and photography was not a mass art; my father had a good Rolleiflex camera, the model with two lenses; and had also a good cinecamera, with the ancient 8 film format (or Super 8? I'm not sure). Anyway, he didn't live in Florence, but one day he was here for some reason and shot a movie, and took the film to Ottica Fontani to develop it. When they did the work, someone of the shop gave the developed film saying "Aaahh... this is a movie!". He was very happy. And he told me this tale many times.

In the last years, about ten years ago, when I started to live in Florence, I asked to a Florentine friend about a good photo store in town, because I needed a tripod. And he told ad bout Ottica Fontani, near Fortezza.
So Fontani became my place for all the photo works. There were chemical films, digital system was still far; so I was in the shop after any trip to develop my films too, waiting the results with impatience.

All this to say that I find its quality and assortiment good, and prices quite cheap. So I recommend it, if you need a good photo store in Florence:

Ottica Fontani


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