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Category: Digital SLRs
Product: Nikon Nikon D3 Digital SLR

Shuttle Photography with the Pros - Nikon camera's are used to photograph NASA launches.

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Nikon D3 Image © William Pekala
Image © William Pekala - "A D2x with the special NASA designed blimp that protects the camera from the harsh temperature changes the camera must endure during space walks."

Nikon Professional Services (NPS) has provided support for every shuttle launch since the very first one, Space Shuttle Columbia, over 30 years ago, at the Kenedy Space Centre. The closest manned cameras have to be three miles away from the launch shuttle, using 600mm lenses, and closer cameras need to be thermally sheilded to ensure they survive the launch. Read more on the I AM NIKON Blog.


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topsyrm e2 Member 3topsyrm vcard
28 May 2011 - 7:42 PM

Sorry old chap but the camera in the hoodie is a D2x

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DaveJPS  3 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 - 1:30 PM

its wrong on the iamnikon blog as well

30 May 2011 - 9:38 PM

(For the uninitiated... it's the l i t t l e white 'bit' where (typically) there would be a pop-up flash. That is not there on a D3 Wink)

Last Modified By User_Removed at 30 May 2011 - 9:38 PM
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3583 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
31 May 2011 - 9:51 AM

Corrected, thanks for the heads up. Smile

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