PHOTOGRAPHING THE MOON

July 31, 1964 was a historic day for mankind and for Jebsen Industrial’s long-standing principal, Angenieux . At a time when Jebsen Industrial was actively developing the Chinese film and media industry, the French lensmaker was approached by NASA in the United States.

 

At a time when Jebsen Industrial was actively developing the Chinese film and media industry, the French lensmaker was approached by NASA in the United States.

 

Known even then for its high-technology optical and optronic systems, Angenieux was asked to fit its 25mm f: 0.95 M1 lenses on the Ranger 7 spacecraft. It would eventually become the first US space probe to successfully transmit close images of the moon’s surface. The experiment returned 4,308 photographs of excellent quality—1,000 times better than from the best telescopes from Earth. This was a feat that the earlier six flights were unable to accomplish. Interestingly, it was only after the equipment for picture shots were fully redesigned and fitted with Angenieux lenses that Ranger 7, and the subsequent Rangers 8 and 9, were able to complete their mission.

 

angenieux was asked to fit its 25mm f: 0.95 M1 lenses on the Ranger 7 spacecraft. It would eventually become the first US space probe to successfully transmit close images of the moon’s surface.

 

Angenieux was also involved in NASA’s Apollo programme, which sent the first men to the moon, as well as the preparatory Mercury and Gemini missions in the lead-up to Apollo.

 

angenieux was also involved in NASA’s Apollo programme, which sent the first men to the moon, as well as the preparatory Mercury and Gemini missions in the lead-up to Apollo.

 

Today, 50 years later, Angenieux continues to lead the way in lens technology, just as Jebsen Industrial continues to support the local film and media industry with global solutions. The partners came together to bring Angenieux ’s lenses into the burgeoning Chinese market and have been met with enthusiastic response from industry players ever since. The strength of the relationship has also allowed Jebsen Industrial and its customers to be the recipients of the world’s first shipment of Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic lenses earlier this year.

 

Angenieux ’s world-renowned solutions form part of Jebsen Industrial’s complete suite of solutions for the Chinese film and media industry.

 

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