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Philip
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posted 08-09-2012 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which make was the 16 mm camera used by the Apollo crews to film their inflight footage? (Swiss-made Bolex Paillard or US Westinghouse movie camera?)

In the "Apollo 13" movie we can see Tom Hanks handling a long lens 16 mm movie camera connected to a power cable while he's floating from CSM to LM...

Gemini crews used the McDonnell 16mm sequential camera!

Jay Chladek
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posted 08-09-2012 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought the camera that Hanks as Lovell was using in the trek from the CSM to the LM was supposed to represent the color television camera, not the 16 mm film camera. The thing can't do both.

cycleroadie
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posted 08-09-2012 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, that was the TV camera in the movie.

Philip
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posted 08-10-2012 06:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So that was a Westinghouse I suppose! An online reference.

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