50 years after the moon landing, Museo Nicolis remembers the historical event

Hasselblad 553 ELX, the camera which took pictures of austronauts, celebrates the clamorous ordeal

Verona, 20th July 2019 – 50 years from the clamorous ordeal, a landmark goal for humanity.

On 20th July 1969 the lunar module Eagle with Apollo 11 program’s astronauts on board, Neil Armstrong e Buzz Aldrin, landed on the moon.
But, the memorable walk of the two astronauts, documented minute after minute with the best technologies available at that time, happened on 21th July at 4.56 (Italian 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.

Museo Nicolis, which always keeps up with the times, exhibits a rare 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.


Museo Nicolis exhibits an unmissable cameras collection, which traces the history of picture: from the Magic Lantern to the legendary Leica, used by professional photographers. With about 500 models, Museo Nicolis tells the social and cultural evolution and important historical events that cameras were able to capture.



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