NASA Hasselblad Auction

Posted by Scott

This “brand new”, supposedly made for NASA, Hasselblad MKWE can be yours for around $34K if you win this auction. It apparently comes as new in the original packaging. I love the concept of new-old stock; something about the idea of a product sitting undisturbed for decades in the original packaging is pretty cool. I have seen some classic synthesizers still sealed in the original box come up here and there on ebay, I even once saw a Rhodes piano, in the box, still unassembled. But none of those really compares to this beauty. The hardest part about getting this would be deciding whether to even use it or to preserve it in some sort of airtight viewing cube.

Auction via Sam Valenti

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Shelby says:

September 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

…in an airtight tube and launch it into space along with some sort of transmitter and gps so that you can track location and send back photos from outer space.

Shooting with these $30K+ Hasselblads is a bit nerving. I spent some time shooting with the H3DII and was gripping the camera for life.


NAVIS says:

September 18, 2010 at 2:38 am

That’s basically how much it costs to fix my CM500. Ugh.

Although Samy’s sell a digital back for a blad for a mere 42,000 I believe.