Nikon, Leica and Hasselblad: The cameras that have been to space

Hasselblad, Leica and Nikon cameras in space. Used by Astronauts.
(Image credit: Hasselblad)

Cameras like the Hasselblad 500 EL, which were used by astronauts in space, now hold a special place in history. These cameras were used to capture some of the most iconic images of the last century. 

It's pretty incredible to think that these individuals and cameras were literally off planet and taking pictures – it's definitely a cut above our own efforts at shooting a little astrophotography

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!