Interview With Hasselblad Expert Chris Cooze: Hasselblad on the Moon

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, Karl welcomed Hasselblad technical expert Chris Cooze to the studio for this exclusive talk show.

Together the pair discussed the history of Hasselblad’s involvement with NASA and some of the facts of the various missions. They looked at various images taken throughout the moon missions and Chris revealed the science and technology involved in photographing in space. Chris also presented one of the Apollo moon cameras, explaining the technology behind it and how it was adapted for space travel.

He also brought some of Hasselblad’s newest releases, including the CFV II and X1D II, explaining the features of each and where Hasselblad hopes to take their technology in the future.

Topics covered in this live photography talk show:

  • Photography is space
  • Hasselblad on the moon
  • Photographs from the NASA archives
  • An original Apollo moon camera
  • Hasselblad CVF II 50c
  • Hasselblad X1d II 50c

You might also be interested in ‘The science and challenges of moon photography‘ and ‘How to photograph the moon: 4 simple tips for you to try‘.

If you have any questions about this show, please use the comment section below.


  1. Thanks a lot to Karl and Chris for this incredibly interesting show.
    Wonderful to hear all this fascinating facts and to see this amazing pictures.

    Best regards Michael

  2. Thank you, Mr. Karl Taylor, Mr. Chris Cooze and KT team for making such a wonderful and very informational show. Packed with such interesting info about 50 anniversary of the Moon landing and detailed info about new Hasselblad cameras! Thank you so much.
    Warm greetings from Croatia!

  3. ksporry

    Truly enjoyed that! With the 50 year lunar landing anniversary this is pretty much as good as it can get!

    I do have two technical questions on the more recent hasselblad cameras though:
    1) does the H6 perform eye/face tracking?
    2) how does the AF of an x1d with H lenses via the adapter compare to AF on the h6?

    1. Hi Kryn, glad you enjoyed the show. In answer to your questions 1. No 2. I’m not 100% on that but it won’t be as quick as the new X1D2 or as with XC lenses that I’m pretty sure on. I’ll see if I can get further info from Chris Cooze and come back to you. Cheers Karl.

  4. just outstanding show wort the wait, it could have been longer, so much going on. but thanks for the insight into the camera , and moon landing
    thanks again Karl

  5. just outstanding show wort the wait, it could have been longer so mush going on. but thanks for the insight into the camera ,I sure they have books to read more on camera and moon landing , any title you may know about
    thanks again Karl

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