NASA DW-20?!

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NASA DW-20?!

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I was surfing the bay and came across this item:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0037857527
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Looks like an ordinary DW-20 at first glance, waist level finder for a Nikon f4, but then there's this quote:
The exterior shows minimal signs of wear. There is an engraved NASA property ID on the side.
I asked for the picture of engraving. Got an email with a picture of a crude looking engraving.
Will post it later.

Kiu
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Re: NASA DW-20?!

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Seems like an ordinary DW-20 with a NASA engraving. No big deal.

There's nothing special about NASA-owned equipment, unless it's been flown in space, and comes with proper paperwork.

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Now, Now, that's your opinion...

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Not eveyone thinks like Jarle, Right?

Here is a list of some of the stuff this seller has sold recently:

Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f:2.8D Lens with Filter 22 Bids $277.00 Mar-31 10:23
Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f:2.8 AIS Lens NICE! $330.00 Mar-31 10:22
Nikon Nikkor 24mm f:2.8 AIS Lens w/ Covers & Filter 12 Bids $131.50 Mar-30 11:08
Nikon DW-20 Waist Level finder for F4 Camera 4 Bids $30.99 Mar-30 10:39
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens w/ Filter 15 Bids $406.90 Mar-30 10:38
Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AI-s with Covers NICE! 15 Bids $104.50 Mar-30 10:37
Nikon TC-301 Teleconverter & PN-11 Extension 11 Bids $169.49 Mar-30 10:11

All were engraved NASA!

Seems like this seller is selling lots of stuff engraved NASA xxxxx. Made me wonder, so I emailed the seller.
Here was the short reply:
This(Stuff) is from a closed Military program.
Which kinda makes sense, I've been looking at the stuff they list on ebay and this seller seems like a government surplus reseller.
Here is some of the stuff he has for sale currently:

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/avitarunl ... nZ1?_rdc=1

I did buy the DW-20 for my F4 since it's DP-20 has a little crack. :P

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Re: NASA DW-20?!

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You know, Kiu - there's NASA stuff and there's NASA stuff. I wouldn't mind having one of these (DCS 760's and D1X's):

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Image caption: ISS013-E-82951 (20 Sept. 2006) --- Surrounded by assorted camera gear floating freely, astronaut Jeffrey N. Williams, Expedition 13 NASA space station science officer and flight engineer, smiles for the camera in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.

Original (and uncropped) photo: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/ima ... 82951.html

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