FTW: Big Events, News and Publicity are same as religions, make up your mind and run in the direction they ask you to do. Who ever tries to swim against that mainstream, swims in pee-gutters. So, I do not express what I think about moon landings or that photos. I will wait until some day another human steps on that place and shows us, or brings back, the hassies, the flag, the moon vehicle, and so on. Until today, every information that can't be checked or verified by human normal citizen is for me scam. Be this sour rain, ozon holes, global warming, ice melt, and what ever humans have invented beside of god to let you pray and pay.
A true skeptic! How are your studies in rocket science, medicine, quantum physics, climatology, and other sciences? Or do you expect to understand complicated issues without any prior study?
"I am prepared to admit any well-established result of science, not as certainly true, but as sufficiently probable to afford a basis for rational action. (...) Nevertheless the opinion of experts, when it is unanimous, must be accepted by non-experts as more likely to be right than the opposite opinion. The scepticism that I advocate amounts only to this: (1) that when the experts are agreed, the opposite opinion cannot be held to be certain; (2) that when they are not agreed, no opinion can be regarded as certain by a non-expert; and (3) that when they all hold that no sufficient grounds for a positive opinion exist, the ordinary man would do well to suspend his judgment."
kralyevski: Свиѓа ми се комбинација од Шведски апарат ,Германски објектив, Американски астронаут и свемирско возило сас Грчко име, дали знае некој филм од кој производител е направен?(I like the combination of Swedish camera, German lens, American astronaut and spaceship with Greek name, does anyone knows who was the maufacturer of the film on which the most famous photographs were taken?
Kodak special film:
"Finally, The film used on Apollo-11 was the same type carried on the other flights - a Kodak special thin-based and thin emulsion double-perforated 70 mm film - which permitted 160 pictures in color or 200 on black/white in each loading."
There are some naysaiyers that says the film doesn't tolerate the high temperatures on the moon. They are right. But the cameras wheren't droped on the surface, and the surface was really cool when the astronauts did they EVA, so the film was never subjected to such high temperatures.
Simple thermodinamics, folks: no atmosphere, no convection; no contact with the surface, no conduction. Only heat irradiation, so you silver-paint the cameras and forget about this. You doesn't need to be a rocket engineer to came with this solution.
Kudos to NASA. Cheers!
harrisoncac: The max aperture? I am afraid that this could be the only aperture (hole) available to photographers. In other words, the aperture is not variable. What a nice cost cutting step!
Camera manual, page 125:
"Aperture F3.1/F8* (wide angle), F5.9/F8/F20 (telephoto), *uses Neutral Density (ND) filter."
So, no diafragm...
ND filter, like in the S1800?