Hasselblad has expanded the XCD lens family with three new additions to make the X1D-50c an even more powerful mirrorless medium format camera. These are comprised of the XCD 65mm f2.8, XCD 135mm f2.8 telephoto lens with X Converter 1.7, and the XCD 80mm f1.9, the largest aperture ever in a Hasselblad lens. With these releases, the XCD lens lineup now covers nine different focal lengths.
Hasselblad takes pride in the mindblowing f1.9 aperture of the XCD 80mm that allows extreme shallow depth of field and increased light-gathering ability. This lens also boasts of superior optical surface precision which prevents poor bokeh results of out of focus highights typically seen in lenses with wide apertures and aspherical surfaces. It also offers both precise manual focusing and quick autofocus performance through its twin motor drive. This impressive lens creates a field of view comparable to a 63mm on a full frame system, which, together with the pleasing bokeh it produces, makes it an ideal lens for portrait, nature, and product photography.
As for the XCD 65mm f2.8, it’s also geared to be a standard lens in every X System photographer’s arsenal. With a 50mm full frame equivalent, it’s ideal for shooting in the “normal” focal length and human field of view. The maximum aperture of f2.8 and minimum focus distance of 0.5 m (20 in.) makes it a versatile lens for shooting street, travel, and general photography.
Expanding the X1D-50c’s reach in the telephoto range, the XCD 135 f2.8 and X Converter 1.7 are available both as a stand-alone lens or a paired kit. Both additions were designed to ensure image quality remains intact even with the use of the teleconverter. On its own, the XCD 135mm has an aperture range of f2.9 to f32 and a minimum focus distance of 1 m, with a field of view similar to 105mm lenses on full frame cameras. When equipped with the X Converter 1.7, the focal length increases to 230mm or 178mm full frame equivalent, with a maximum aperture of f4.8 and minimum focus distance of 1.05 m. This telephoto lens is particularly recommended for portrait, outdoor, and landscape photographers who are keen on capturing details in outstanding image quality.
As with the rest of the XCD lenses, these three new additions feature an integral central shutter, which allow for exposure times from 60 minutes to 1/2000s, with full flash synchronization in the entire range.
Keen on getting your hands on any of these new offerings? The new Hasselblad lenses are now available for pre-order, priced at $4,845 for the XCD 80mm, $2,750 for the XCD 65mm, and $4,050 for the XCD 135mm ($4,845 with the X Converter 1.7). Shipping will begin in December 2018.
Check out the Hasselblad website for more information.