The medium format camera producer has promised that it will introduce for new lenses before the year ends. Hasselblad will release these products for its X1D mirrorless camera model. The expected new lenses will include a 22 mm with a wide angle, a 65 mm moderately wide and a macro 120 mm. The fourth one will be a 35-75 mm zoom, the first for the system.
The first lens to be unveiled will be the XCD 120 mm F3.5 macro. It will come with a maximum image scale at 1:2. The lens will have a closest focal length at 0.43m away from the camera sensor. The X1D will be with a focal length delivering an angle of view expected from a lens longer than 90 mm on a 135 format system.
Weighing at 970g, the lens has an integrated shutter. With this, synchronization with a flash at shutter speeds of 1/2000sec will be a breeze. Hasselblad reveals the flat field production for the product is excellent for more precise macro work. That’s not all, the lens has more suitability for portrait photographs. It is because of its moderate telephoto focal length. Users will be able to achieve effectiveness at all distance ranges with an autofocusing system. It will come with the smallest aperture being at F32.
The 120 mm macro is expected to be released in June. However, there is no given date for the launching of the other lenses. Hasselblad maintains that it expects them before the end of the year. Prices will be availed when the release date gets closer. Visit the Hasselblad website.
|Hasselblad XCD lenses||Approx equiv focal length|
|120mm F3.5 Macro||95mm|
Hasselblad announces four new XCD lenses for the X1D
Combining Compact Format with the Highest Optical Quality
Following the hugely successful launch of the ground-breaking X1D in 2016, Hasselblad is delighted to introduce four new XCD lenses. The XCD 120mm Macro lens is the first to complement the existing XCD lens family, and will be available at the end of June 2017.
The exceptionally high performing 120mm F3.5 lens brings together the compact format of the XCD range with the maximum optical quality across the frame with a flat image field. Providing a new versatility to the X1D user, the lens is suitable for both close-up work up to a 1:2 image scale, and also as a mid-range telephoto lens for portrait or other photography requiring a longer focal length. Auto or manual focusing goes from infinity to 1:2 without the need for extension tubes.
Like the other XCD lenses, XCD 120mm Macro lens has an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.
Hasselblad Product Manager, Ove Bengtson commented: “The XCD 120mm Macro lens complements the existing XCD dedicated autofocus lenses which were developed to support optical quality and portability. This is the first addition to the X1D range of lenses in 2017 and we are excited to launch more lenses later in the year.”
Over the next 12 months, Hasselblad will also launch the XCD 35-75mm Zoom*, XCD 65mm*, and XCD 22mm Wide Angle* lenses. By the beginning of 2018, the X1D will have access to seven dedicated XCD lenses and all twelve HC/HCD lenses using the XH lens adapter.
XCD 3,5/120mm Macro Technical Specification
- 3.5/120 mm Macro
- Focal length: 120 mm
- Max aperture: F3.5
- Min Aperture: F32
- Image scale: 1:2
- Angle of view: (diag/hor/ver): 26°/21°/16°
- Integral central shutter
- Full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000 sec
- Size: diam 81 mm, length 150 mm
- Filter diameter – 77mm
- Weight: 970 g
Specification subject to change without notice.