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The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

Here’s a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world’s first professional digital SLR camera system:

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Low light astrophotography from the ISS

This long video video (25 minutes) by Christoph Malin provides a lot of interesting information on taking photographs from the ISS with Dr. Don Pettit:

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield: how to take photos from the ISS

    In this just released video, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield explains how he takes pictures from the International Space Station:

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400mm Nikon lens to be modified at the ISS to capture photons sent from Earth

Another ISS related post: thespacereporter published an article today about a quantum entanglement experiment on the International Space Station that will involve modifying an existing Nikkor 400mm lens to capture photons sent from scientists on Earth (with the help of NightPOD):

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Nikon gear at the ISS

     The German magazine Spiegel published an article with images taken from the ISS where you can spot several Nikon cameras and lenses. Here are some of the captured images:

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Nikon gear in space

Camera porn: NASA astronaut Don Pettit on board of the ISS with a bunch of Nikon cameras and lenses.

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