The body on this big boy is made from an aluminum cast "since under flying conditions, the camera is not always treated with care." It offers shutter speeds up to 1/500 sec (we would have assumed faster) and features a magnetic release system that helps cut down on vibration.
The camera features two very large grips, to help prevent it from, um, falling out of a moving airplane. It comes with two backs, allowing for the use of multiple kinds of film including Polaroids, roll film and cut film. It also offers a special motorized "rollfilm vacuum holder" that gives users the ability to shoot sequences up to 150 exposures. The back of the rollfilm holder even features a housing to store a notepad and pencil.
Ebayer Spiritandtruth is selling the camera for a client who first purchased it back in 1980, brand new, for a reported $35,000. The client apparently was know to shoot with the rig from helicopters. And while the camera is in working order, it will need to have the batteries replaced. Regardless of whether or not you plan to use this camera for aerial photography or not, you are sure to get attention when out shooting with it.
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