I purchased a mint condition Rolleiflex camera over the net from Austria and after the first roll and a half of film went thru it, the film advance mechanism ceased up due to inactivity.
I googled in a panic and stumbled across this mans details in some old random forum posts.
Mr Sargon Evanian.
I reckon he's in his mid eighties, and has long since retired, but he still fixes Rolleiflex cameras out of his garage.
With arthritis knobbled fingers, he worked on my camera as he shared with me the story of his life. He told me some days he can't even use a screwdriver. His mind was as sharp as a tack though.
After he fixed my camera, this is the first test photo I took. I didn't meter it, I just guestimated exposure and said you're the subject I want to shoot with the first photo.
He asked if I was happy with his work. I said "Very". I asked him how much I owed him, and he said whatever I thought was fair. I offered him what I thought was fair, and he tried to give me half back.
I said no. You've earned it. The value of his work was worth far more to me than he imagined. And if I ever have a problem with any Rollei I own, I'll be back to see him in a heartbeat.
A gentleman, a genius, a brilliant, talented man.