Posts Tagged ‘hasselblad’

The First Hasselblad in Space is Up for Auction, and It Comes with the First ZEISS Lens in Space

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Space camera collectors and space camera admirers grab your bibs and prepare for some serious drooling. Seven months after that Hasselblad that may or may not have gone to the moon and back snagged a whopping $90K at a WestLicht auction, another intriguing but this time very official Hassy is on the auction block again.

The camera and attached ZEISS lens are the very first Hasselblad and ZEISS in space, and RR Auction in Boston has gone to great lengths to prove that these items are legitimate. Read more…

The One Roll Challenge: What Would You Shoot if There Were Only One Roll of Film Left?

Inspired by Steve McCurry’s “The Last Roll of Kodachrome,” four Tokyo-based photographers took to the streets with only a single roll of 120 film and a Hasselblad to capture what it would be like to shoot the very last roll of film in existence.

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Vicarious Street Photography Through the Lens of a Hasselblad 500cm

Inspired by the viral Paris Through Pentax video we shared not too long ago, photographer Carl Pendle recently decided to put his own twist on the Inception-esque style of ‘through the viewfinder’ videos and take you on a street photography jaunt through his hometown.

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Hasselblad’s New H5X Brings H5 Capabilities to Your Older, Third Party and Film Backs

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Announced 30 minutes ago as of this writing, Hasselblad has answered many a Hassy users’ wishes by releasing the H5X: a followup to the H4X that promises to bring the advanced H5 body’s capabilities to older Hasselblad backs, third party digital backs, and film shooters. Read more…

Hasselblad’s New H5D-200c Multi-Shot Spits Out Massive 200-Megapixel Files

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Fair warning: your brain’s buffer might have a hard time processing this one. Following in the multi-shot heritage of the old CCD H5D-200MS, Hasselblad has released a CMOS version of the multi-shot behemoth. And like its older brother, it can spit out gargantuan 200MP files thanks to Hassy’s proprietary Multi-Shot technology that combines as many as 6 shots into one. Read more…

Limited Edition ‘Gold Supreme’ Hasselblad 503CW Pops Up on eBay for $10k

red1-680x450While 35mm lovers had their chance late last year to pick up a gold-plated camera, today we have some love for those of you looking to drop a cool $10k on a medium format camera. It’s not just any medium format though. It’s the last of the 500 limited edition ‘Gold Supreme’ Hasselblad 503CW. And it can be yours for the ‘Buy It Now’ price of only $10,000, on Ebay.

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A Detailed Look at the Camera Gear Behind the Historical Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the United States flag while Neil Armstrong photographs him. A moment caught on 16mm film here.

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the United States flag while Neil Armstrong photographs him. A moment caught on 16mm film here.

Only NASA could turn photography into literal rocket science. As Reddit user truetofiction points out in a resource-rich post, NASA meticulously decided upon a number of factors that determined the fate of the space-bound Hasselblads and the resulting images.

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Hasselblad Releases CFV-50c CMOS Back for V-System Cameras

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Today, Hasselblad launched the CFV–50c, a 50-megapixel CMOS back – identical to that found in the H5D–50c – capable of being attached to any existing V-system camera.

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Vertu $11,300 Signature Touch Smartphone Dons Hasselblad ‘Certified’ Camera

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If you bleed gold, sneeze diamond dust, and are aching to get your hands on the latest but probably not so greatest, we have something just for you. High-end cellphone manufacturer Vertu has teamed up with high-end camera manufacturer Hasselblad to create the Signature Touch, a smartphone that sports a Hasselblad “certified” camera. Read more…

Rumor: Is Ventizz Capital Planning to Pull the Plug on Hasselblad?

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In mid-2011, Hasselblad was acquired by the private equity firm Ventizz Capital Fund IV, but rumors are swirling that the fund might be getting ready to ditch their investment. Read more…