Posts Tagged ‘hasselblad’

Want to Own Your Own NASA Hasselblad Moon Camera?

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Want to own a piece of photographic and space exploration history? An original Hasselblad 500EL Electric Camera kit has appeared on eBay. This is the camera NASA astronauts used on the moon for its Lunar Apollo Missions.
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Hasselblad Quietly Announces the Stellar, an RX100 With an Expensive Makeover

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About a week ago, the first images of Hasselblad’s upcoming compact camera, the Stellar, leaked onto the Internet amongst rumors that it would essentially be a Sony RX100 with some very exotic housing materials and a much steeper price tag. Basically, people were thinking the RX100 would be to the Stellar what the NEX-7 was to the Lunar.

Now that the camera is official (one day earlier than expected) all of the assumptions seem to have been correct. Read more…

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

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The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? The gallery contains all of the incredible photos taken during each of the missions — from Apollo 1 all the way through Apollo 17 — with some 1,000+ photos from Apollo 11 alone. Read more…

Images of the Hasselblad Stellar Compact Leaked, Official Announcement in 6 Days

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At the end of last month, a couple of job listings on Hasselblad’s website revealed that the company was working on two new compacts and a DSLR. Part of their partnership with Sony, the hope was that these upcoming models would do better than the Hasselblad Lunar, which fell flat once people discovered it was basically a rebranded Sony NEX-7 with a much larger price tag.

Well, images of the first of those three cameras have leaked, but it doesn’t look like Hasselblad is breaking the mold. Dubbed the Hasselblad Stellar (in keeping with the space theme), the first of the two rumored compacts looks to be a Sony RX100 made with more exotic camera housing materials. Read more…

Hasselblad Job Listings Reveal Plans for Two Compact Cameras and a DSLR

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So far, the partnership between Hasselblad and Sony hasn’t been as enriching as both companies might have hoped for. Hasselblad’s Lunar mirrorless camera was met with less-than-favorable reviews once people realized it was basically a re-branded Sony NEX-7 with a massive price tag.

But have no fear, the companies haven’t stopped working together yet. In fact, if recent Hasselblad job listings are to be trusted, the company has three new cameras in the works. Read more…

Hasselblad Kills Off the 503CW, Officially Ending the V System Line

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On the same day that Kodak announced the sale of its camera film business, Hasselblad had big “ending” news of its own. The company today announced that it will no longer be producing the 503CW medium format camera. This teams the V System line is officially coming to an end.
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BTS: Hasselblad H5D ‘Not Just a Fairytale’ Ad Campaign Shoot

For its H5D ad campaign, Hasselblad approached underwater photographer Henrik Sorensen, knowing that he would put together something worthwhile. What he came up with is a “twisted take” on Denmark as a fairytale country that he’s calling “Not Just a Fairytale,” and the above video takes us behind the scenes at the underwater shoot. Read more…

Cardboard Hasselblad Medium Format Pinhole Camera to Be Sold as a Kit

Update: The Kickstarter campaign has been cancelled due to a legal threat against Angood.


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Remember that beautiful cardboard Hasselblad created by designer Kelly Angood a couple of years ago and released as a PDF template? If you’d like to build your own but don’t want to go through the trouble of printing the design onto cardboard and cutting out the pieces, you’ll be glad to know that Angood is working on launching a do-it-yourself kit for the camera.
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The Last Man to Walk On the Moon Left His Camera for a Long-Term Gear Test

You may have heard that there are 12 Hasselblad film cameras sitting on the surface of the moon at this very moment, left there by astronauts who needed to lighten their vessel’s load as much as possible. However, did you know that at least one of those cameras was left there to test the durability of the gear?
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Photographer Captures Intimate Photos of Mecca with a Medium-Format Camera

Mecca in Saudi Arabia is considered to be the holiest city of Islam, and is only accessible to Muslims. 38-year-old London photographer Toufic Beyhum wanted to document what a pilgrimage is like for a Muslim and to “portray the peaceful and spiritual side of Islam”, so he brought along a Hasselblad 500 medium-format camera when he visited the city. His images — a few of which were snapped in locations where photography was prohibited — offer an intimate look at locations that most people will never be allowed to see in their lifetimes.
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