Hasselblad moon landing photos reissued to commemorate 50th anniversary

Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon, photographed by Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon, photographed by Neil Armstrong (Image credit: Hasselblad)

Hasselblad has reissued its 1969 press release and photographs of the first moon landing, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic event. 

It was, of course, the company's leading medium format cameras that were included in Apollo 11's payload to document mankind's first footsteps on the moon. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.