This video tour of the International Space Station shows off the crew’s impressive photography gear
posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM EDT
This 25-minute video tour of the International Space Station (ISS) from last year is cool in itself but a Redditor has made it especially interesting to photography fans by cueing it up to the 17:40-mark, which shows several DSLRs with massive telephotos hanging on the wall in zero gravity.
Though we can't see the brand names, we're pretty sure those are Nikon rigs since, as we showed you on Monday, the ISS is positively loaded with Nikon gear. (The design of the DSLRs and black telephotos in the video also ID them as Nikon products.)
The tour is led by astronaut Sunita Williams of NASA, who recorded the video to show off the orbital laboratory during her final days as commander of the ISS. It was shot on November 18, 2012, just hours before Williams, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, and flight engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency left the ISS in the attached Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft and landed on the steppe of Kazakhstan.
While the cued up camera stuff in the video is neat, it's worth it to watch the whole thing to get a feel for what life is ilke in the ISS. (Looks cramped!)
(Hmm - our player above seems to not be passing the cue point to YouTube properly: Here's a direct link.)