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    50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Herr is a topic that should make you feel good all over and give you something to dream about over the weekend:

    It has been 50 YEARS!!!!!!

    That is amazing! 50 years since humans first walked on the Moon! And, I remember watching that on our television as it happened. It was such a wonderful happening because we were mired in the hell known as the Vietnam War at the time, and for something this great to have occurred, well, it gave us all hope for the future.

    ***(Side note: I am not sure if that hope has ever been realized but upon reflection, it may have been the precursor of the ultimate in "urban sprawl". Yes, we humans are now planning many visits to the Moon and even to Mars. Mining, among other things is contemplated on the Moon.)***

    Hasselblad was there when Apollo 11 made history. A giant leap for a camera company as well!

    And now it is 50 years later, and a new camera awaits its debut. A special edition X1D?

    I don't know, but the idea of a special edition is interesting!

    The history of this event is definitely cool!!!

    If anyone hears of interesting events, products, books or memorabilia, just post here!
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    A little history of the iconic Hasselblad, the photo and the men who made history:

    https://www.airspacemag.com/space/re...hot-180971250/

    https://www.history.nasa.gov/apollo_photo.html
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    Best regards,
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    When I was in college and living in the basement of the family home ......I had the HB moon photos hung up on my wall . My father was in the printing industry and his customer printed the official HB wall photos of Apollo 11 . We had a 500C and all the chrome lenses ...one of the first HB 500C available in the USA . Read every HB magazine cover to cover .

    What a terrific legacy for HB fans .
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    NASA actually has film scans from the mission on the internet. You can download them and apply modern digital processing. For example, this is from Apollo 17:



    You can go here for image files: https://www.flickr.com/photos/projec...archive/albums

    Here are couple more I played with. Crater from Apollo 16:



    Mountains from Apollo 15:



    From Apollo 8:

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by dave.gt View Post
    Herr is a topic that should make you feel good all over and give you something to dream about over the weekend:

    It has been 50 YEARS!!!!!!:
    Hasselblad was there when Apollo 11 made history. A giant leap for a camera company as well!

    And now it is 50 years later, and a new camera awaits its debut. A special edition X1D?

    I don't know, but the idea of a special edition is interesting!

    )
    The first landing was on July 20. Very propitious timing for the release of a special edition X2D.
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    NASA actually has film scans from the mission on the internet. You can download them and apply modern digital processing. For example, this is from Apollo 17:



    You can go here for image files: https://www.flickr.com/photos/projec...archive/albums

    Here are couple more I played with. Crater from Apollo 16:



    Mountains from Apollo 15:



    From Apollo 8:

    Woohoo!!! Thanks, Will. Just got home from a looooonnnnngggg day trip. These are stunning images, now I can put them up on my Leica Cave wall!

    Hmmmm....

    The Leica Cave is slowly evolving into a Hasselblad Cave. Need to think about this...
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    I know the camera was pretty heavily modified as I'm sure were the mechanics of the lens. Does anyone know if the lens was pretty much the stock 50mm Distagon from the line up?

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedgraphic View Post
    I know the camera was pretty heavily modified as I'm sure were the mechanics of the lens. Does anyone know if the lens was pretty much the stock 50mm Distagon from the line up?
    Well, I cannot find anything written about the lens. Maybe someone else will find it.
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    For movie fans - this is a very well known lens.

    Here the link with further information LINK:

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    If you are ever in St. Louis Missouri you can see one of the original Hassy Moon cameras at IPHF that is part of their special collections. The camera was not one that actually went to the moon, but one of only a very small number this highly modified camera that were produced. This particular camera was a "trainer" for the astronauts to use here prior to their trip to a get a good feel for the controls. If my recollections are correct the ones that went to the lunar surface were never brought back (only the film was) to save every once of weight.

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Reminder:

    The Hasselblad Apollo 11 Watch is on!!!

    Just a few weeks away from the 50th Anniversary.

    Stay tuned!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerd View Post
    For movie fans - this is a very well known lens.

    Here the link with further information LINK:

    Greeting Gerd
    One copy of which is currently owned by a DT client who uses the IQ3 100mp with ES. This lens had a very very short flange distance and so only the sensor-based ES of the IQ3 (at the time; now also on the IQ4) could use this lens the way they wanted.
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    My first Hasselblad 500CM was the black "Apollo Commemorative Edition" model from 1979. I should have hung onto it, but I sold it to a good friend. He still has it.

    BTW: If you really want to see the Apollo 11 mission to best avail, find a showing of and go see the movie "Apollo 11" which was released earlier this year. It's an astonishing documentary assembled 100% from the NASA archive footage covering the entire mission. I would guess that 80% of the footage in it has never been seen in a broadly distributed public display before...!

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    Best regards,
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    And for those of us tired of day to day problems in the world around us, there are plenty of distractions available:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.spa...-schedule.html
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Related to the Apollo 11, Omega released a the Anniversary Edition of the first watch worn by Armstrong on the Moon...I had it on my wrist last month in Biel during the launch event.



    In case anyone is interested, I wrote a review of it here.
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    Beautiful watch, Peter! Stunning! Always wanted a Rolex, pre-owned, of course. So, yes, I really appreciate the art and craftsmanship of Omega watches. This one is very cool.

    Loved the article.

    From special edition watches to special edition cameras... the Hasselblads.

    Trivia question!

    ***How many Hasselblad cameras are still on the Moon, left there by Apollo 11 astronauts?
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    When NASA released high res scans of the Apollo 11 photos, the first thing I noticed on the famous Aldrin standing alone (with the very unlevel horizon) was that he was wearing a wristwatch! Most depictions of space technology look indistinguishable from 1969, but the Omega really dates it!

    (You can zoom in on his right wrist...)
    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/f...-5903_full.jpg

    BTW, I consider that the best photo of all time, with the earth rise from Apollo 8 a close second.

    And finally, Neil Gaiman tells a story about Imposter Syndrome that should let everyone off the hook:

    Some years ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a gathering of great and good people: artists and scientists, writers and discoverers of things. And I felt that at any moment they would realise that I didn’t qualify to be there, among these people who had really done things.

    On my second or third night there, I was standing at the back of the hall, while a musical entertainment happened, and I started talking to a very nice, polite, elderly gentleman about several things, including our shared first name. And then he pointed to the hall of people, and said words to the effect of, “I just look at all these people, and I think, what the heck am I doing here? They’ve made amazing things. I just went where I was sent.”

    And I said, “Yes. But you were the first man on the moon. I think that counts for something.”




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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    When NASA released high res scans of the Apollo 11 photos, the first thing I noticed on the famous Aldrin standing alone (with the very unlevel horizon) was that he was wearing a wristwatch! Most depictions of space technology look indistinguishable from 1969, but the Omega really dates it!

    (You can zoom in on his right wrist...)
    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/f...-5903_full.jpg

    BTW, I consider that the best photo of all time, with the earth rise from Apollo 8 a close second.

    And finally, Neil Gaiman tells a story about Imposter Syndrome that should let everyone off the hook:

    Some years ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a gathering of great and good people: artists and scientists, writers and discoverers of things. And I felt that at any moment they would realise that I didn’t qualify to be there, among these people who had really done things.

    On my second or third night there, I was standing at the back of the hall, while a musical entertainment happened, and I started talking to a very nice, polite, elderly gentleman about several things, including our shared first name. And then he pointed to the hall of people, and said words to the effect of, “I just look at all these people, and I think, what the heck am I doing here? They’ve made amazing things. I just went where I was sent.”

    And I said, “Yes. But you were the first man on the moon. I think that counts for something.”




    Matt

    That's interesting.

    The watch is strapped around his wrist on top of his suit of course. So he had to put it there after he was all suited up and ready to go, not like he left it on his wrist out of habit and then got his suit on. I never thought about that, but it makes sense, he has to have some sort of time piece to reference, so ... why not a wrist watch?


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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    This just in from Hasselblad:

    https://www.hasselblad.com/history/hasselblad-in-space

    And a press release here with downloadable photos and a new logo.

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    I recently had a chance to chat with Jim Ragan, who was in charge of all equipment in the Apollo and later Space Shuttle missions...including watches...and cameras. He told me that he used all cameras on the missions - from Nikon to Minolta, to Linhof and of course Hasselblad. If I remember right, he said only Hasselblads were used on the lunar surface. I am not sure if they left the cameras there, as to do that, they would have to remove the film first, and that would probably be very difficult given the space suit the astronauts wore.

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    This just in from Hasselblad:

    https://www.hasselblad.com/history/hasselblad-in-space

    And a press release here with downloadable photos and a new logo.

    Joe
    Ha!!!!!

    "Quote from Hasselblad:Stay tuned in July to see how we commemorate this momentous occasion...."

    I just knew something was up!


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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    If it were Leica, it would be a white version of the original with some Astronaut signatures engraved in gold. I hope Hassy has better taste.

    Disclaimer: I have no problem with Leica’s jewelry business if it helps them fund real equipment.

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    They took back the 200 film backs leaving Hasselblad cameras and lenses on the lunar surface. In total 12 cameras and lenses are still up there for the taking.

    Source Photopxls.com
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    This just in from Hasselblad:

    https://www.hasselblad.com/history/hasselblad-in-space

    And a press release here with downloadable photos and a new logo.

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    Cool!

    But I missed the new logo. Where is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.gt View Post
    Cool!

    But I missed the new logo. Where is that?
    https://cdn.hasselblad.com/388b8788-...oon+-+logo.pdf

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    And one "Data Camera" made it back to earth due to a bit of moon dust got into the camera and it wouldn't work so the astronauts took it back for analysis.

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    Ahhh.... THAT logo...

    I would love a patch with that logo on it!!!!

    Thanks so much for pointing that out... my brain is fried lately.
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    As sure as I am of the promise of the coming day, my mind still cannot comprehend what this world will be like on the 100th Anniversary, a mere 50 years and 18 days from now...

    But I do think the 50th Anniversary honors a profound achievement for the human race overall. Some may have witnessed the glorious event personally and each year, fewer of us are still alive to bear witness to the event. A proud moment in history!

    And of course, it is not without concerns for the future. Our contemporary problems with urban sprawl and environmental degradation on this planet will be surpassed with the ultimate concept of "sprawl".

    So, this month, we celebrate more than just a moon landing or a national achievement. We celebrate a remarkable realization of the human spirit achieving a dream which was once thought to be impossible.

    The countdown continues!
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Screen grab of the moon landing from an 11" GE b&w TV that I had at the time.



    I had finished grad school a month or so earlier and had made my way back to Greensboro, NC to work for Bell Labs. We had a single rented room with this TV positioned on a chair next to the bed.

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    Screen grab of the moon landing from an 11" GE b&w TV that I had at the time.



    I had finished grad school a month or so earlier and had made my way back to Greensboro, NC to work for Bell Labs. We had a single rented room with this TV positioned on a chair next to the bed.

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    I have an almost identical image, with less detail.
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    Ran across this link to an NPR story about the Hasselblads used during Apollo ... very interesting stuff.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/07/13/73531...-how-we-see-it

    Oh yes: also this one from NASA:

    https://www.history.nasa.gov/apollo_photo.html

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    And today is the day, 50 years on, that Mankind first touched another planet. All of us, together. OMG! The whole world watched in awe and wonder, and was uplifted by that fact.

    All the problems of the world were then as well as now, as well as for all the generations of history before and since. That will always be. And the true sadness of the Apollo missions, despite all that pushing to do this and creating all the technology and good stuff that it spawned which helps human beings live longer, be more productive, and look at the world and the stars around them with new insights, is that it ended and we haven't gone back or further yet.

    But, g*****n it, we managed to do something incredible. We did something worth writing in the history of our species that no other species we know has done. And all the naysayers and querulous ambivalents in the world can moan and whine and whinge about whether we should have or not, but it doesn't matter at all: We managed to do it, and it was good, and it is amazing, and it brought all of us worldwide together for one shining moment of joy and wonder.

    If that's not worth whatever it cost, then nothing is.

    Onwards, always onwards...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    And today is the day, 50 years on, that Mankind first touched another planet. All of us, together. OMG! The whole world watched in awe and wonder, and was uplifted by that fact.

    All the problems of the world were then as well as now, as well as for all the generations of history before and since. That will always be. And the true sadness of the Apollo missions, despite all that pushing to do this and creating all the technology and good stuff that it spawned which helps human beings live longer, be more productive, and look at the world and the stars around them with new insights, is that it ended and we haven't gone back or further yet.

    But, g*****n it, we managed to do something incredible. We did something worth writing in the history of our species that no other species we know has done. And all the naysayers and querulous ambivalents in the world can moan and whine and whinge about whether we should have or not, but it doesn't matter at all: We managed to do it, and it was good, and it is amazing, and it brought all of us worldwide together for one shining moment of joy and wonder.

    If that's not worth whatever it cost, then nothing is.

    Onwards, always onwards...!
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    Absolutely agree!

    Now, I wonder as we celebrate this fantastic event, albeit with the jaded generations we are, what will be the next inspirational and amazing event that will bring us all together?

    I hope this was not the last!
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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    50 years ago today...

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    Those guys couldn’t get a level horizon to save their lives!

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Journey Planet is a free "fanzine" - amateur magazines written for and by science fiction readers. This issue is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Included is an article I have written on Hasselblad's roles in the early space program, including where to pick up the twelve Hasselblads left there so you can charter your own rockets to pick them up ;-) You can download the issue here:

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    Re: 50 Year Anniversary -Apollo 11 on the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    Those guys couldn’t get a level horizon to save their lives!

    Well, they did not land on the north pole, but lower on the side of the northern hemisphere of the moon. Seesh, everyone knows the moon is not flat like the Earth!
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