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The Panavision PSR 35mm Camera That Filmed ‘Star Wars’ Fetches $625,000 at Auction

More than three decades after the release of the original Star Wars, the Panavision PSR 35mm used as the film’s workhorse has just broken the record for “the highest priced motion picture camera ever sold,” fetching a cool $625,000 at auction.

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my favorite part of my post from last night is

ALSO I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT IT HAPPENED LIKE TWO YEARS AGO

OOP

To the moon and back!!

Camera used on moon landing sold for $758,489
MONDAY MAR 24, 2014 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Credit: AP Photo/Galerie Westlicht
VIENNA (AP) — It was put on auction as a camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price — nearly $760,000.

The Hasselblad 500 sold over the weekend is described by Vienna auctioneers Galerie Westlicht as part of the equipment carried by the 1971 Apollo 15 mission, the fourth manned mission to land on the moon. Galerie Westlicht identifies the new owner as Japanese businessman Terukazu Fujisawa.

It says the owner of an electronics chain placed his winning bid of 550,000 euros by phone. Bidding started Saturday at 80,000 euros — just over $110,000.

Self-taught photographer John Chapple has been awarded the Hasselblad Owners Club Photographer of The Month for July for this image of the Colorado River around Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona.

You can have the most expensive camera ever, and STILL take shitty photographs. Its all about the eyes and what they see and catching it how they see it. You can even create a beautiful image out of a cheap disposable camera, it all just depends on you. The photographer. The camera doesn’t control you, you control the camera.
—  I’m just saying.
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