The Hasselblad camera was made very popular during the Apollo Space Programs when man landed on the moon. Even though it is not commonly seen nowadays, it is still being used by most professional and very serious amateur photographers. NASA chose to use it for their Apollo space program due to the long life span of service and the quality of their lenses, as well as the dynamic nature of their lenses and magazines.
I got the chance to use a Hasselblad camera (with Digital Back which enables connection to computer for digital image processing) for the first time in my life whiles working at Sony Music. I can say from this experience that, the camera is very powerful and produces better quality than most new camera brands of today.
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