HASSELBLAD XCD 45mm f/4 P Lens– world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens

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HASSELBLAD has announced the XCD 45mm f/4 P Lens, which they claim is the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens.

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The new XCD 4/45P was designed with portability in mind, and it is the most lightweight and compact member of the XCD lens family. It weighs in at just 320g (0.7 lbs) and measuring 47mm (1.85 in) in depth.

“We’re extremely proud we could produce a lens with as high optical performance as the rest of our XCD lenses in such a compact form.”

Hasselblad Lead Optical Designer, Per Nordlund.

The XCD 45P features an optical design incorporating two aspherical elements, resulting in state-of-the-art optical performance within compact dimensions. Both the autofocus motor and leaf shutter have been reduced in audible noise. Photographers will find that the new XCD 45P leaf shutter is less audible than many focal plane mechanical shutters.

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With a minimum focus distance of 35cm (13.8 in) and a maximum image scale of 1:5.2, the XCD 45P is even suitable for food or still life photography.

Its mechanically connected focus ring gives the lens a responsive and accurate manual focus experience. Just as the other XCD lenses, the XCD 45P is uncompromising in its build quality, technical excellence, optical performance, and balance in handheld use in addition to its built-in leaf shutter that allows for flash sync up to 1/2000s.

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Key features

  • Focal length: 46.2 mm
  • Equivalent Focal length (24×36): 36 mm
  • Aperture range: 4 – 22
  • Angle of view diag/hor/vert: 61°/50°/39°
  • Length/diameter: 52 / 80 mm
  • Length (from camera lens mount flange): 47 mm
  • Weight (excl. covers and lens shade): 320 g
  • Filter diameter: 62 mm
  • Shutter Speed Range: 1hr 8 mins to 1/2000th sec
  • CompatibilityHasselblad X System cameras

Price & Availability

The XCD 4/45P has an MSRP of €1199 / £1030 / CNY¥8999 including VAT and $1099 USD / JPY¥130000 excluding VAT. Ordering is available now and shipping to begin in late January 2020.

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