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It might be hard to get your hands on a real Hasselblad 503CX, but that doesn't matter when you can build a fairly accurate replica entirely out of LEGO... which is exactly what Helen Sham, photographer and plastic brick aficionado, did. And now it's up on LEGO Ideas, so we could all potentially have our own LEGO copy in the future.

Hasselblad just made a very exciting announcement for very rich, very enthusiastic photography nerds. And I have to admit, that even a not-so-wealthy nerd like me is aching at the site of the new X1D mirrorless camera. The selling point (if something this expensive can be said to have selling points) is that it has big medium format camera guts in a lightweight mirrorless body.

I can't put this Hasselblad 500EL in my pocket. And I can't use it to snap shots on a daily basis -- it will cost a gazillion dollars on film and development. But I would love to have one at home. Just to look at it. It's a work of art. And it was used in the Apollo program. You know. On the moon.

Freelance photographer/journalist/comedian Gordon Lewis has published his hilarious observations of the various camera tribes, coming to several very funny conclusions. Those lacking senses of humour should probably not read on.