posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 05:41 PM
My own opinion is that the landings happened, but that many of the photos were faked, simply because NASA phucked up. The stills cameras on the suits
in particular were Hasselblad medium format (120) jobs with no viewfinder, mounted on the chest, as I understand it, and they were totally unshielded
from solar radiation. NASA simply didn't know about it, for the first mission anyway. The film would have been fogged inside the camera by energetic
particles moving through the camera body that are normally filtered out by the Earth's ozone layer and magnetic field.
This doesn't apply to the moving images, as they were beamed back to Earth live.
They came back with no pics, so recreated the landings back here, making the mistake of going for more spectacular images than they would have got.
Supplementary light sources and fill-in flash are definitely noticeable on many of the stills of the astronauts and the lander.
I suppose they felt they had to give something to the public to justify the money spent.