*Our complete name, “CINE
FOTO CENTER NOVACON do BRASIL INSTRUMENTACAO CIENTIFICA INDUSTRIA E
COMERCIO LTDA” has its origins from the
date of our foundation , 1972 . Thus translating our marketing
direction, Photography, and our motto, NOVA
CONceptio, from the Latin, New Concepts.
*Our commercial photographic roots began although in 1967 ,when we first introduced and stablished in Brazil the pre-sales camera checking to the former Russian equipment importer.
*Due our formation in engineering areas of
Metallurgical, Electronics , Mechanics and Economics, we started our
own firm and since the beginning, we
devoted ourselves to the niche market, constructing unobtainable items,
custom fitted adapters and special order equipments.
*Through direct contact, and changing information with
the consumers, users, scientists, and researchers, using all kind of
top technology equipments, we felt their real desires, and what they
really needed to better complement their work. So we
begun to translate their wishes
into engineering language, leading us, now in having today an archive
of far more than 400 unique new projects
and interesting solution approaches seen by new sighting angles.
*Our previous photographical experience from the `50`s were
now gathered towards our business, of course strengthed by the Russian
equipment specialization, which rendered ourselves high skills and
techniques and a very unique position as tech advisors.We really
invested on high end researches.
*From 1975. due the Brazilian importing restrictions , we became project consultant of various firms and government departments who decided to develop and build their own equipment in Brazil with Brazilian technology.
*Respectively in 1989 and 1990, we acquired twice the best year project of “10,000 Photographic Ideas” promoted by the known magazine “Sovetskoe Foto”, respectively with a “Daguerreotype XXI Century” and “- VERTEX-Medium Format Camera Using Soviet Lenses”.
*Also, in 1989 and 1998, we shared with the exhibition of a “Giroux Daguerreotype Camera Replica” in two FUNARTE events.- “Photography Sesquicentenaire Day” (1989) and “First Century of D. Pedro II Photographic Collection” (1998).
*In 1993 and 2003 we shared the III and VIII CONGRESOS DE LA FOTOGRAFIA ANTIGUA, from SOCIEDAD IBEROAMERICANA DE LA HISTORIA DE LA FOTOGRAFIA, respectively with –“Recycled Proposals of Daguerreotyping” and – “Up dating Old Mechanical Projects in Cameras and Stereoscopy”.
*At 2003, member of the “SOCIEDAD IBEROAMERICANA DE LA HISTORIA DE LA FOTOGRAFIA”.
*At 2003, we submitted to “STEREO CLUB FRANCAISE”, the world´s oldest stereo association, a full professional stereo system with all affordable composing items intended for a high diffusion of stereo photography, which was effusively accepted.
*Recently we begun cooperating with the PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA of RIO de JANEIRO, builting for them, the first metalurgical high temperature stereo microscope,- with auto focusing capabilities, and in-time; observation, photographical recording and X-ray diffraction registering,- known in the international literature.
*A series of other projects, like a complete self contained handful macro camera operating in the area of 1/17 up to 1/1, and an ultra compact telescope with 4 fold ray trace which performs of being isostatic, isometric, which has no mechanical axle, nor gripping point being unable to vibrate, favouring high magnifications.
*Also a series of various and unique interesting optical devices.
*Dear sirs, due a series of contacts with several precision machine builders world over, we can develop any optical and micro mechanical high-end project you need or want, and plan serial production for them.