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(Gizmodo)   One of the cameras used to fake the moon landing is for sale   (gizmodo.com) divider line 22
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2013-08-04 04:41:38 PM  
I don't care that it's not actually one of the cameras used on the moon.  I will still whimper sadly because I want it and can't afford it. :(

/pretty sure I can't afford any kind of Hasselblad
 
2013-08-04 04:42:35 PM  
CSB time:

One of my instructors when I studied Toolmaking thought that the Saturn V couldn't possibly reach the moon because it looked too heavy.   He was a great teacher but this bit of derp drove me nuts.   What made life interesting is that his boss, the head of the school, worked on the landing legs for the lunar module.

/end csb
 
2013-08-04 04:43:53 PM  
Fake!

Kubrick used movie cameras, dumbmitter
 
2013-08-04 04:47:42 PM  
Lovely. So what size film would one of these use? 120?
 
2013-08-04 06:44:18 PM  
I'd buy it and take a picture of Uranus.
 
2013-08-04 07:08:40 PM  
Too bad they waited 20 years too long to put it up for sale. Back then there were lots more people who had used and valued cameras like this...not to mention you had lots of choices in fresh film to actually, you know, use it.

Still, kind'a cool. Just not $75-large cool.
 
2013-08-04 07:55:29 PM  
We traded all the Lunar Hasselblads for moon rocks.

/kept the film.
 
2013-08-04 07:58:37 PM  
My NASA artifact is a Tektronix 1S1 with a NASA Langley nameplate. It's not worth 75k$, more like 75$.
 
2013-08-04 07:58:50 PM  
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Good God, they don't build them like that anymore.

/ I wonder how well they fared when they got moon dust all over them?
 
2013-08-04 09:07:09 PM  
Cattle mutilations are up.
 
2013-08-04 09:38:02 PM  
It's a Hassie that went to the Moon. I would really like to own such an object. In unrelated news, Christmas is just around the corner!
 
2013-08-04 09:43:24 PM  

theorellior: It's a Hassie that went to the Moon. I would really like to own such an object. In unrelated news, Christmas is just around the corner!


It's not.  They left all of the cameras on the moon.
 
2013-08-04 09:47:13 PM  

Tillmaster: Lovely. So what size film would one of these use? 120?


70mm, which is slightly wider than 120. It came is long rolls, so you could get 200 shots in a dedicated film back instead of 12 or 24 (with 220). That's why those film backs they used are as big as they are.
 
2013-08-04 10:03:53 PM  

theorellior: It's a Hassie that went to the Moon.


No, it isn't.

FTA: "There's only one catch: this camera wasn't actually on the moon. All the ones that were are still up there, because astronauts left them behind to make room for moon rocks."

3 seconds of reading. That's all it would have taken you.
 
2013-08-04 11:48:41 PM  

Cyber_Junk: CSB time:

One of my instructors when I studied Toolmaking thought that the Saturn V couldn't possibly reach the moon because it looked too heavy.   He was a great teacher but this bit of derp drove me nuts.   What made life interesting is that his boss, the head of the school, worked on the landing legs for the lunar module.

/end csb


Well, it was too heavy to have the ΔV required to reach the moon.  Intact at least.  That's why you break bits off of it and dump them once they've expended their fuel, allowing the next rocket up the chain to not have such a heavy load to push around.
 
2013-08-05 01:14:42 AM  
Wonder if the ones on the moon would still work
 
2013-08-05 03:40:38 AM  
Dumping the cameras didn't make room for Moon rocks, it made mass.

The ascent stage could only lift so much, and we knew where we could get brand-new cameras back on Earth.  Out the hatch they went.
 
2013-08-05 05:54:33 AM  

studebaker hoch: Dumping the cameras didn't make room for Moon rocks, it made mass.




Yes, removing something usually makes mass, in the toilet.

You sound edumacated.
 
2013-08-05 07:47:22 AM  
$1,495.00 Standard Shipping

Seriously? Is this shipping from the moon? WTF?
 
2013-08-05 09:04:39 AM  

abhorrent1: $1,495.00 Standard Shipping

Seriously? Is this shipping from the moon? WTF?


Insurance might be part of it.
 
2013-08-05 01:20:33 PM  
StoPPeRmobile

You sound edumacated.

That makes one of us.

/ Cheers.
 
2013-08-05 03:55:15 PM  

studebaker hoch: Dumping the cameras didn't make room for Moon rocks, it made mass.


Didn't dumping the cameras reduce mass, not make mass?
 
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