Hasselblad commits to XCD lens range

Hasselblad has announced four new XCD lens for its medium format X1D Camera, with a 120mm f3.5 macro arriving at the end of June, while the remaining 35-75mm zoom, 65mm, and 22mm wide angle lenses are due over the next 12 months.

The 120mm f3.5 macro features a 1:2 image scale and a closest focus distance of .43m from the sensor. The flat field reproduction makes it making it idea for product photography, but can also be used as a mid-range telephoto lens for portraiture.

Like other XCD lenses it has a built-in leaf shutter to allow a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000 sec.

It uses 10 elements in seven groups, and an internal floating focus mechanism.

And that’s just about all the information Hasselblad has provided. No tech sheet or specs – nothin’!

Hasselblad isn’t providing any further details of the other lenses, but it says that by the beginning of 2018 there will be seven XCD lenses.

The press release seems to serve more as a reassurance that Hasselblad is fleshing out the lens range for the X1D, than as a product announcement.

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