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Hasselblad camera as used, and left, on the moon

type C photograph
39.0 × 48.1 cm (image and sheet)
printed in silver on paper label (in image) l.r.: HASSELBLAD
printed on support reverse c.: 39 / The Hasselblad 500ECData Camera with reseau plate, and / fitted with Zeiss Biogan f.5.6/60mm lens to which an / easily detachable filter has been attached. The attaching / of the lens, a newly designed one, to the camera body was / calibrated so that the camera and its reseau plate could / take undistorted photos. Distances and heights of objects / photographed can be determined with the aid of the cros- / ses on the reseau plate. These crosses can be clearly / seen on all the photos. The camera body and the 70mm / magazines where colored silver to make their temperature / more uniform. / when the astronauts returned to the command module / from the moon they carried only the magazines with them. / Left behind on the moon therefore, are two Hasselblad / camera-bodies and their lenses. / Printed in Sweden by AB Inplastor / (text repeated in Swedish / German / French) / COURTESY OF NASA
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Photimport, 1971
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display