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Original 'Star Wars' Camera Rocks Auction House Records

The Panavision PSR 35mm camera used by George Lucas for the original Star Wars’ principle photography has sold at auction this week for a record-breaking (in the world of movie cameras, at least) $625,000. Any nerdy hopes you had about filming your latest masterpiece with the Lucas lens have been totally and completely squashed. The auction house didn’t reveal who purchased the prized possession, but they did disclose that their winnings included “two 1000 ft. magazines, a Panaspeed motor, matte box, follow focus, a Moy geared head, Italian-made Elemack camera dolly, and lens.” Before being whisked off to its new owner, the camera was fully restored and is in working condition. No word yet if Lucas intends to alter the camera ad nauseam in the near future. [via: Deadline]

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