The Hasselblad Lunar
The Hasselblad Lunar is one camera that could steal the show at any event. Hasselblad is a Swedish camera manufacturer than was founded in 1941 and became popular when its cameras were used in several NASA space missions in the 60’s. The company's 500C camera was used by NASA astronaut Walter Schirra to capture the first pictures of space.
The Hasselblad Lunar was first shown at Photokina 2012 and it features a 23.5mm x 15.6mm APS-C format CMOS 24MP sensor. The camera comes with a 3 inch LCD screen and standard 18-55mm zoom lens. It also features a 2.3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder and can store media on a Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD card.
Hasselblad say that the design of the Lunar is inspired by supercars, luxurious watches and F1 technology which resulted in a “breath-taking hybrid of Italian design and Swedish pedigree.” I for one don’t know whether I would want to take pictures with it or of it because it looks amazing.
The Lunar can be specified with 5 different grip styles and you can choose between wood (olive or mahogany), carbon fibre and leather (black or brown). The metal finish on the standard camera is titanium apart from the mahogany wood model, which is done with copper-bronze. Hasselblad can also personalise your Lunar with gold or platinum and you have the option to include engravings or precious jewels.
The Lunar will set you back $7,000 (£5,280) for the standard camera while there is no word on the how much a personalised version will cost. But remember that if you have to ask ……