Hasselblad Camera, Used on the Moon, Sells For Nearly a Million Bucks

The Hasselblad 500 is perhaps one of the coolest film cameras you could ever own, and this one—which has been to the moon and back—is even cooler. Which perhaps explains why it just sold for a cool $910,00. » 3/24/14 9:27am 3/24/14 9:27am

A Real NASA Moon Camera Is on Ebay Right Now

Ever wanted to take pictures like an astronaut? Now's your chance. There's an original Hasselblad 500EL Electric Camera kit on Ebay right now. Just like the ones that were used on the lunar Apollo missions. If you act fast—and have a spare $74,950.00 laying around—it could be yours. » 8/03/13 12:15pm 8/03/13 12:15pm

Hasselblad's Ridiculously Expensive Mirrorless Camera At Least Looks…

Hasselblad, a company known mostly for making professional medium-format film and digital cameras, announced its plans to release a small mirrorless camera meant to bring the coveted Hasselblad name to a broader market. The project is dubbed "Lunar," possibly because it costs as much as a moon rock. » 9/18/12 9:48am 9/18/12 9:48am

Can You Really Shoot Print-Quality Portraits With a Red Epic Video…

There are murmurings in the tech word that eventually still cameras will be replaced with video cameras, and photographers will simply pore through thousands of frames to find the perfect shot. And curious if that day had already come, Fstoppers pitted a Red Epic against a Hasselblad H3D-22. » 5/29/12 1:00pm 5/29/12 1:00pm

The Only Film Camera I Would Kill to Own

I can't put this Hasselblad 500EL in my pocket. And I can't use it to snap shots on a daily basis—it will cost a gazillion dollars on film and development. But I would love to have one at home. Just to look at it. It's a work of art. And it was used in the Apollo program. You know. On the Moon. » 5/16/12 8:20pm 5/16/12 8:20pm

Hasselblad Could Make Cheaper Cameras For You and Me, Thanks to Owners'…

Some fancy Swiss/Germany capital fund has bought the Hasselblad company, and has big plans for its future—namely, that they want to open it up to new markets, most likely with cheaper ranges us civilians can afford. As CrunchGear says, this could be a simple rebadge of another company's point-and-shoots, similar to… » 7/05/11 4:20am 7/05/11 4:20am

A Visual Study of the Solitude of a Pro Photographer

In Brad Kremer's stunning video documentary of photographer Michael Levin, he somehow captures the loneliness of the life of a photographer, but also the beauty of Kyushu, Japan, where it was filmed. A Canon 5DMKII, shooting a Hasselblad H4D. Beautiful. » 6/15/11 4:20am 6/15/11 4:20am

A Cardboard Hasselblad That Actually Takes Photos

When loaded with medium-format film (120mm), this cardboard pinhole camera can take long-exposure photos with quality you couldn't even dream about. » 3/29/11 11:40am 3/29/11 11:40am

Brush Up On Your Space Photography With NASA's Astronaut's Photography…

Those lucky few who've already booked tickets aboard the Virgin Galactic space-flight might be able to take a pretty photo of a flower, but what about something...higher up? Hasselblad's uploaded its old NASA astronaut's photography manual to its site, which is a valuable tome in learning how to use the Hasselblad… » 3/21/11 7:40am 3/21/11 7:40am

What Your Choice of Camera Says About You

Freelance photographer/journalist/comedian Gordon Lewis has published his hilarious observations of the various camera tribes, coming to several very funny conclusions. Those lacking senses of humor should probably not read on. » 11/01/10 4:40pm 11/01/10 4:40pm

Over 7,000 People Tagged in One Facebook Photo Wins a Guinness World…

36 ultra hi-res photos taken with two Hasselblad cameras at this year's Glastonbury Festival in England were stitched together to create a 1.3-gigapixel image. Of the 70,000 people captured, over 7,000 dirty revellers have tagged themselves on Facebook. » 10/22/10 7:20am 10/22/10 7:20am

This NASA Hasselblad Never Saw Space, But Could Be Yours

For sale: one brand-new, never-seen-the-dark-of-space NASA-issued Hasselblad camera. From a pet, smoke and alien-free home, it can be yours for $33,751 buy-it-now. Buyer is willing to accept best offers—sadly not $10. I tried. [eBay via BoingBoing] » 9/17/10 7:20am 9/17/10 7:20am

Hasselblad Bills 40-Megapixel H4D-40 Monster As The "Perfect Entry…

A whopping 40-megapixel beauty from Hasselblad has been outed before the official February 10th launch. At $19,995, it'll only be within arm's reach for a few people, though as you know they're a big name in the pro-photography world. » 2/03/10 5:35am 2/03/10 5:35am

Hasselblad's Multi-Shot H3DII-50 MS Brings 50 Megapixels for $34,000

Last year we drooled over the Hasselblad H3DII-50 and its 50 megapixel sensor, but now the line has gotten better with a multi-shot version of the camera. You'll be able to take pictures of your empty wallet so much faster. » 11/19/09 7:40pm 11/19/09 7:40pm

10 Extreme Cameras for Taking Impossible Shots

Modern consumer cameras can manage almost anything you throw at them, but sometimes even the swankest DSLR just won't do. In photography, when the conditions get crazy, the cameras get crazier. » 8/17/09 4:00pm 8/17/09 4:00pm

The Moon Landings Were a Hoax!

Or at least they had help from a nude, blue atomic warrior wielding a Hasselblad-one sneeze from him is all the thrust needed. I can't wait for this movie. [New Frontiersman viral site via Wired] » 1/21/09 11:40am 1/21/09 11:40am

Hasselblad H3DII-50 has 50-Megapixel Sensor, Double the Largest 35mm…

The new H3DII-50 from Hasselblad packs in Kodak's 50-megapixel sensor. This measures 36mm x 48mm, and is thus double the size of the largest 35mm DSLR sensors, and even more than double the sensors used in low-mid range DSLRs. The sheer size of the sensor means it takes about 1.1 seconds per frame, but clearly you're… » 7/08/08 6:20am 7/08/08 6:20am

39 Megapixel Hasselblad H3D Goes to Mark II

Let's go Digital has the scoop. While a $37K DSLR is out of the range of even most of our dreams, there is some tech here to be admired beyond the 39MP, 48x36mm sensor it shares with last year's v1.0 of the H3D. (So similar otherwise, it shares the same press photo, apparently.) Firstly, it gains a 3-inch LCD, a… » 9/18/07 4:46pm 9/18/07 4:46pm

Hasselblad Shames All DSLRs with New 31MP Monster

Ok, so it might cost you $25k, but Hasselblad's new shooter has what it takes to put all your Nikon and Canon-toting friends to shame. Aside from its massive megapixel muscle, the H3D-31 uses a 44 x 33mm sensor and boasts a higher ISO rating and faster capture rate (1.2 seconds per image to be exact) than its… » 1/25/07 7:08pm 1/25/07 7:08pm