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    Put your bid in for Apollo Hasselblad Camera

    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    Really cool. I have one of those, just have to paint it grey and attach a few plaques

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    I could see you on Antiques Road Show

    Quote Originally Posted by tony lockerbie View Post
    Really cool. I have one of those, just have to paint it grey and attach a few plaques
    "Schwing"..."This Hasselblad is worth $70,000".
    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    "Flown provenance has not been positively established by RR Auction."

    We think but don't know for certain. While cool, not $70k cool.
    Once a photographer is convinced that the camera can lie and that, strictly speaking, the vast majority of photographs are "camera lies," inasmuch as they tell only part of a story or tell it in a distorted form, half the battle is won. Once he has conceded that photography is not a "naturalistic" medium of rendition and that striving for "naturalism" in a photograph is futile, he can turn his attention to using a camera to make more effective pictures.

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    Maybe it's just me, but I would think that someone who worked at JSC during the Apollo era would have known very well that it's not "reso plate" but "reseau plate":

    http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/alsj-reseau.html

    The mistake is also in the letter establishing provenance (or more correctly not establishing it). If you're going for the big bucks, it pays to check spelling!

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    It says auction ended Oct 18. Did i win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by usuthu65 View Post
    it's not "reso plate" but "reseau plate"
    Maybe that's why they put it in quotations


    A wonderful piece of history, and a wonderful camera to boot. Thankfully, such fantastic cameras are widespread (mine's black) and no one will be losing out when this one sits as a trophy on a shelf.

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    I thought all the Apollo ELs were left on the moon :-)

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    Apollo 13 didn't get there...but its LEM burned up in the atmosphere. Perhaps this was a backup camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawhead View Post
    I thought all the Apollo ELs were left on the moon :-)
    Pretty much correct.

    Also not that they flew these cameras on plenty of shuttle missions too. It may never have been flown and was used for training purposes. A training camera is my best guess for this piece.

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