Hasselblad has added three new lenses to its XCD lens family, including the XCD 1,9/80, with the largest aperture of a Hasselblad lens ever. The other two lenses introduced are the XCD 2.8/65 & 2,8/135 telephoto lens with X Converter 1,7.
These new lenses now add more options when using the Hasselblad X1D mirrorless medium format camera.
The XCD 1,9/80 is a major milestone for Hasselblad with a max aperture of f/1,9 making it Hasselblad’s largest lens aperture. On medium format, the lens offers a field of view similar to 63mm on a full frame system making it suitable for portrait, nature and product photography.
The lens has 14 elements in 9 groups with a retail price of $4,845 USD. It is expected to ship at the end of December.
The next lens is 65mm f/2.8 with a full-frame equivalent focal length of 50mm. The maximum aperture of f/2.8 and a .5m minimum focus distance makes it a versatile option for street, travel and general photography.
The lens has 10 elements in 6 groups with a retail price of $2,750 USD. It is expected to ship at the end of December.
Finally, the new telephoto lens has a focal length of 135mm and maximum f/2.8 aperture. It comes standalone or bundled together with the X Converter 1,7 which converts it to a 230mm focal length and max f/4.8 aperture. The X Converter 1,7 has been designed specifically for the XCD 135 lens to ensure no decrease in image quality.
The XCD 135 offers a full-frame equivalent field of view similar to 105mm and 178mm with the teleconverter.
The lens has 10 elements in 6 groups with a retail price of $4,050 USD and $4,845 USD when bundled together with the X Converter 1,7. It is expected to ship at the end of December.
Like the other XCD lenses, the XCD 80mm, XCD 65mm and XCD 135mm feature an integral central shutter, offering exposure times from 60 minutes to 1/2000s with full flash synchronization through the entire range.
Have you ventured into medium format? Now that everyone has jumped onto the full-frame wagon, perhaps we’re going to see more medium format cameras like Fujifilm’s upcoming GFX 50R & particularly the 100S which will be able to shoot 4K without cropping the sensor.