Most expensive Medium Format Camera: Hasselblad 500

Fashion photographers to product photographer always prefer medium format cameras and Hasselblad is one of the most prefered medium format camera for a long time.

A brand new Hasselblad camera body can go up to $44.000 today. ( Hasselblad H5D-200MS  ) But what about an old one?

Hasselblad LUNAR MODULE PILOT CAMERA

Hasselblad LUNAR MODULE PILOT CAMERA

The 1971 Hasselblad 500 sold over the weekend nearly $760.000. What makes this Hasselblad 500 special while similar ones sold on e-bay between $400 to $1000?

Basically it is one of the few (if not only) camera which took pictures on the moon.  It was carried by the 1971 Apollo 15 mission, the fourth manned mission to land on the moon.  And  It was put on auction as a camera that made it to the moon and back by Vienna auctioneers Galerie Westlicht as part of the equipment carried by the  Apollo 15 mission.

Hasselblad LUNAR MODULE PILOT CAMERA

Hasselblad LUNAR MODULE PILOT CAMERA

Galerie Westlicht identifies the new owner as Japanese businessman Terukazu Fujisawa by wining bid 550.000 Euros. (Aproximetly $760.000)

You can watch video about auction and camera here:
Hasselblad Auction