MG Camera is a small shop at neighbor city Jundiai, 50 kilometers from Sao Paulo. It was opened in 1977 and now is run by Renato, the founder´s son.
I found this place on an ad at Mercado Livre (the “South-American Ebay”). He has several Rolleiflex for sale, most of them needing some minor maintenance. Even a Tele-Rolleiflex and a Contarex with some lenses.
Optimar is one of oldest camera repair shops still working in Sao Paulo. They have been in this very same place for 60 years!! No kidding. One decade ago they were a large company with almost 110 employees but now only 5 people are working there.
This is Ms. Yeda, wife of Mr. Frederico the shop owner.
According to her that photo of Lunar module was made from the original negative took on the Moon by the astronauts of Apolo program. It was a gift given to Mr. Frederico during a training in Hasselblad facilities in Sweden back in the 70´s.
Ms. Yeda is a friendly and nice lady that knows a lot about still and movie cameras. Take some time to visit Optimar. Ms. Yeda will serve you a nice coffe and speak about the old times.
Some posters decorate the walls. Among them the certificates of Mr. Frederico.