Author Topic: Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7 in Apollo?  (Read 5297 times)

Offline Abaddon

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Re: Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7 in Apollo?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2020, 05:38:48 PM »
The J-mission Apollo SM was effectively a spy satellite, since the mapping camera it carried was, at the time, based on classified technology.  But I don't think any of those lenses were f/0.7.
Somebody (GoneToPlaid I think) told me that the published prints of the Apollo 15 mapping camera images were of deliberately reduced resolution because the US did not want the USSR to know how good their orbital imaging capability had become.
In the cold war, that would not surprise. No idea if it is, No problem considering it  possible. GTP knew his stuff.