Lenses


Hasselblad Reveals New XCD Medium Format Lens Roadmap

November 3, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Hasselblad has added a pair of new lenses to its mirrorless XCD roadmap.

The company plans to launch an XCD 135mm and 80mm lens in 2018 for a total of nine native lenses for the X1D camera by the end of next year.

The XCD 135mm f/2.8 lens will ship with a dedicated 1,7x converter that extends the lens to 230mm f/4.8, while the XCD 80mm will be the highest aperture lens that Hasselblad has ever made. Like existing XCD lenses, the new models will have an integral central shutter with flash sync speeds of up to 1/2000 sec.

Hasselblad is also tweaking the specifications for the previously announced XCD 22mm lens. It will now be a 21mm f/4 model.

Finally, the company revealed aperture information for a few previously announced lenses. The XCD 35-75mm lens will have an aperture range of f/3.5-4.5 while the XCD 65mm lens will have f/2.8.

With the exception of the XCD 80mm, all the new lenses are expected to ship in the first half of 2018, with the 80mm following in the second half. Pricing and exact ship date will be released at a future date.

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