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    Out-of-This-World Camera Bag

    "Are you one of those photographers who keeps buying camera bags to excess, in a futile search for just the right one? I once knew a guy who had thirty camera bags—not because he collected them, just because he kept buying them hoping each time the new one would be better than all his others.

    Well, there may not be any such thing as the perfect camera bag, but this has got to be a prime candidate for the coolest one. It goes on sale tomorrow at auction at Bonham's in New York City (Sale 17402, Lot 285), and it's expected to sell for forty to fifty thousand dollars.

    And it's covered with dust. Not only that, but you want it to be..."

    Full Story...

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
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    Re: Out-of-This-World Camera Bag

    That is out of this world!
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    Re: Out-of-This-World Camera Bag

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    Re: Out-of-This-World Camera Bag

    I hereby nominate John for outstanding achievement in linking to quirky but interesting stories.

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    I second that motion!

    An to think, folks were talking about the leather bag that came with a Cube.
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    Just what I need -- dust in the camera bag since I went back to using a film SLR.

    Fwiw, my understanding is the Hasselblad cameras they used on the moon were left behind -- too much weight to bring back. At the time, they were specially made for NASA at a cost of $10k each, in 1969. Don't know how many of them there are siting there on the moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxide Blu View Post
    Just what I need -- dust in the camera bag since I went back to using a film SLR.

    Fwiw, my understanding is the Hasselblad cameras they used on the moon were left behind -- too much weight to bring back. At the time, they were specially made for NASA at a cost of $10k each, in 1969. Don't know how many of them there are siting there on the moon.
    When the Chinese launch their moon mission, maybe they'll collect them, bring them back, and sell them to the highest bidder, which probably would be some sheik from Dubai.

    Kind of depressing to think what's happened in the past 40 years. Then the US was the leader in technology, exploration, and invention. Now we're only the leader in executive compensation and development of weird financial instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 9 View Post
    When the Chinese launch their moon mission, maybe they'll collect them, bring them back, and sell them to the highest bidder, which probably would be some sheik from Dubai.

    It would be funny if the Chinese bring them back and they all say Kodak 126 Instamatic on them.

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    Re: Out-of-This-World Camera Bag

    Excessive capitalism at it's best.

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    Re: Out-of-This-World Camera Bag

    Really money maker on the moon will be the Lunar rovers, I can see one now on eBay.

    As for cameras, at least two have been lost in low earth orbit.

    A 500C Hasselblad on Gemini 10

    And anothere camera was lost during the contruction of the ISS (most likely a Nikon)

    Here's a video of it's lost.

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