Hasselblad 553 ELX, 25 years on the moon 1969-1994, 1994
On the 20th July 1969 the lunar module Eagle with Apollo 11 program’s astronauts on board, Neil Armstrong e Buzz Aldrin, landed on the moon.
The memorable walk of the two astronauts was documented, minute after minute, thanks to the best technologies available at that time. Among these, there were also some Hasselblad cameras, a Swedish company founded in 1841. These cameras were modified to resist to high temperature, vibration and minor force of gravity.
The model in the Museo Nicolis Collection is a rare 1994 Hasselblad 553 ELX ’25 Years on the Moon’ Limited Edition, created to celebrate 25 years from the landing.
Like the original one, which was left on the moon, this model’s lens is Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8.
Hasselblad cameras are still used by many professional photographers, thanks to the excellent quality of the image impressed on the film, the robustness of the device and the excellence of the lens, produced by Carl Zeiss.