If you're rich, you can buy an f/0.7 piece of history

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dmanthree
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Re: If you're rich, you can buy an f/0.7 piece of history

FrancoD wrote:

dmanthree wrote:

CO flyer wrote:

Zeiss designed the f/0.7 lens for NASA to use in the Apollo program. It's now up for auction.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/a-rare-nasa-camera-lens-created-by-zeiss-is-going-up-for-auction-in-austria-while-a-leica-prototype-by-apples-jony-ive-has-been-pulled-from-the-sale/ar-AAKLx6I

Funny, I saw an ad for some used Rollies, and i've rather have a nice Rollie twin lens than that lens.

You only say that because you don't have a body to go with it.

That lens is probably more famous for having been used by Stanley Kubrick to film some scenes in BarrY Lyndon with it.

Ten were made, Nasa bought six, Kubrick bought three (some say two) and Zeiss kept the last one.

Nah, I say that because the TLR would be FAR more useful (for me...) than that lens. Just a personal choice, that's all.

BTW, not even that scene shot with that lens could save that movie. Simply awful.

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