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Hasselblad 907X Special Edition Camera To Celebrate 50 Year Moon Landing Anniversary

Hasselblad proudly celebrates its role as the cameras chosen by NASA for space photography with the release of the 907X Special Edition camera.

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Hasselblad 907X Special Edition

 

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing,  Hasselblad has launched a limited 907X Special Edition, which includes the 907X camera body and CFV II 50C digital back, both in matte black with commemorative "On the Moon Since 1969" anniversary text.


 

1969 Apollo 11 Mission To The Moon

Hasselblad was chosen by NASA to be the first camera that documented the historical moment of the first humans on the Moon. Taken down to the lunar surface, attached to astronaut Armstrong’s chest, was a silver Hasselblad Data Camera (HDC) fitted with a Zeiss Biogon 60mm ƒ/5,6 lens and 70mm film magazine which had never actually been tested in space before. A second black Hasselblad Electric Camera (HEC) with a Zeiss Planar 80mm ƒ/2,8 lens was used to shoot from inside the Eagle lunar module. A third black HEC was used by astronaut Michael Collins aboard the Command Module Columbia in lunar orbit. 

The resulting images taken with the HDC and HEC have not only provided scientific insight but have proven to be legendary marvels recognized the world over. It was the HEC used by Collins that was taken back to Earth, while the HDC and HEC used on the lunar surface and lunar module were left on the Moon to meet narrow weight margins for a successful return. As far as we know, they’ve been on the Moon since 1969.

Hasselblad 907X Special Edition

907X Special Edition

As for the limited edition 907X kit, it includes a 07X camera body and CFV II 50C digital back, both in matte black, just as the HEC that made it back to Earth. On the digital back is the text “On the Moon Since 1969”, commemorating the HDC and HEC left behind on the lunar surface fifty years ago. Together, the 907X and CFV II 50C connect Hasselblad’s photographic history into one system.

 

Key features of the 907X Special Edition include:

  • Large medium format 50MP CMOS sensor
  • Up to 14 stops of dynamic range
  • Captures 16-bit RAW images and full-resolution JPEGs
  • High-resolution 3.0-inch 920K dot touch and tilt screen
  • Smooth live view experience with a high frame rate of 60fps
  • Focus peaking, enabling more accurate focusing (especially advantageous on the manual-focused V System cameras)
  • Intuitive user interface with swipe and pinch touch controls
  • Internal battery slot with the option to recharge in-camera via the USB-C port (same battery used on the X System)
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and USB-C connection
  • Portable workflow with Phocus Mobile 2 support

Hasselblad 907X Special Edition

 

Price & Availability 

The 907X Special Edition has an MSRP of £5825 excl. VAT.  Ordering information and availability will be announced later in the year. For something less expensive, Hasselblad has released a limited edition' 50 Years on the Moon' merchandise collection, including posters, t-shirts, patches and stickers that commemorate this historical anniversary.

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