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Ex. Alan Bean
Alan Bean's Complete Personal Camera Outfit consisting of a
Hasselblad 500C Camera Body, Zeiss Planar f/2.8 80mm Lens, Meter
Prism Finder, Two Film Backs, Extension Tube, Two Filters, and
Various Instruction Books, Directly from His Family Collection.
There was a fateful day in 1962 when Astronaut Wally Schirra walked
into a Houston camera shop and purchased this exact model of camera
to take with him on his Mercury-Atlas 8 orbital mission. When NASA
saw the excellent quality of the photos he took, they ramped up the
photo department, partnered with Hasselblad to make camera
modifications for spaceflight, and the rest is history. Hasselblads
have been taken on every manned spaceflight since those early days
and we can enjoy the beauty and grandeur the astronauts experienced
through the magnificent images taken by Hasselblad cameras. This
outfit belonged to the fourth man to walk on the moon. After years
of using one of these, why wouldn't he choose it for his own
personal camera? His handwriting can be found on the filter boxes
and at least one of the booklets. His use of this camera shows
another side of a very artistic gentleman. Wear from obvious use,
not tested. Fine.
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