It’s only Tuesday and this week is already looking good for eBay browsers—especially if you’re a Nikon fan.
According to seller classicantiques110, no information is given about the camera’s past, thus we can neither confirm nor deny it was ever sent to space. What we do know is that it is in absolute pristine condition, with the exception of the mounting plate, which does show some wear (who knows, maybe it was used in space).
Designed specifically for NASA, this Nikon F3 features a custom battery pack and film winder for more easy control and use by astronauts when wearing gloves.
On the side of the camera you might notice two unusual pieces of Velcro—don’t mind those, they’re only there in the event you need to attach the thermal shield for blocking radiation.
The camera is said to be just one of 50 custom made for NASA in the 1980’s, making it very much a rarity.
On the camera itself, there’s a label, which says it sold for $2,019 at some point. While that’s a good chunk of dough, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than the $13,500 currently being asked for it.
Head on over to the product page to make your offer. Let us know how it goes.
[via Popular Photography]