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Hasselblad X series medium format mirrorless cameras


  • this new medium format mirrorless system was announced June 2016 which will use the new Hasselblad XCD lenses and is based around a 43.8×32.9mm sensor (0.79x crop factor compared with 35mm full frame)
  • the XCD lenses are CDAF optimised but have a smaller image circle than the H series and thus cannot be used with a larger sensor, and obviously have a shorter sensor to flange distance and cannot be used on the H series cameras.
  • optional adapter enables using Hasselblad H series medium format cameras series lenses
  • optional XV Lens Adapter enables using Hasselblad V 6x6 manual focus medium format camera system series lenses in electronic shutter mode only (announced Aug 2018) for $US249
  • optional XPan Lens Adapter and Selectable Crop Mode to match the XPan format
  • uses Nikon flash technology and thus is compatible with Nikon flashes


Hasselblad 907X

  • announced in June 2019, but released Aug 2020:
    • a 907X camera body which essentially is a thin, light, mounting interface for lenses XCD lenses and their new V camera mount digital back whilst providing a shutter release but no viewfinder
      • enables shooting with a wide range of Hasselblad optics, including all XCD Lenses and all HC/HCD and XPan Lenses via adapters (XH Adapter, XV Adapter, and XPan Lens Adapter), and being thin, it allows access to wide-angle lenses including the XCD 21 and 30
    • a CFV II 50C 50mp digital back with tilting touch screen control and USB-C

Hasselblad X1D II 50C

  • announced June 2019
  • faster operating system, much faster start up time and reduced lag
  • 14EV dynamic range captured in 16-Bit RAW.
  • new larger 3.6“ rear LCD
  • higher resolution EVF
  • menu and UI changes
  • $US5750

Hasselblad X1D-50C

  • 50mp 44mm x 33mm CMOS sensor (8272 × 6200 pixels, 5.3 × 5.3 μm) producing 65Mb RAW
  • 16bit, 14 stop dynamic range
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • 1.7-2.3fps burst
  • Hasselblad natural Colour Solution
  • weathersealed rugged aluminium body
  • full 1080HD H.264 video at 25/30fps
  • 3” 920K touch LCD with nice icon styled menu system
  • 2.4mp EVF
  • USB 3.0
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • dual SD card slots
  • leaf shutter 60sec to 1/2000th sec with flash sync at all speeds!
  • CDAF only
  • Nikon TTL flash compatible hotshoe
  • 150 x 98 x 71 mm
  • 725g
  • $US8999

XCD lenses

  • XCD 21mm f/4.0
    • coming 2018
  • XCD 30mm f/3.5
  • XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5
    • announced June 2019
  • XCD 45mm f/4 4/45P
    • announced Jan 2020
    • lightest MF lens
    • 320g, 47mm long, close focus 35cm, mechanical MF ring, 62mm filter;
    • quiet AF, more quiet leaf shutter to 1/2000th sec
    • first-generation X1D-50c will need to wait for “an upcoming firmware update” to allow use of the lens
    • $US1100
  • XCD 45mm f/3.5
    • $US2295
  • XCD 65mm f/2.8
    • released 2018; eq. to 50mm on 35mm full frame
    • close focus 0.5m
    • $US2,750
  • XCD 80mm f/1.9
    • released 2018; eq to 63mm f/1.5 on 35mm full frame;
    • lovely bokeh and sharp wide open and down to f/16;
    • the widest aperture Hasselblad lens
    • 77mm filter; 14 elements in 9 groups; AF quieter than earlier XCD lenses
    • close focus 0.7m / 2.2'; some vignetting wide open;
    • 4.4“ long; 2.3 pounds;
    • $US4845
  • XCD 90mm f/3.2
    • eq. to 71mm in 35mm full frame terms
    • 619g, close focus 0.7m, 67mm filter
    • leaf shutter to 1/2000th sec
    • $US2695 / $AU3595
    • reviews:
  • XCD 120mm f/3.5 macro
  • XCD 135mm f/2.8 lens
    • 108mm f/2.2 in 35mm full frame terms
    • comes with a dedicated 1.7x converter that extends the tele lens to 230mm f/4.8 (182mm f/3.8 in full frame terms)
    • close focus 1m;
    • $US4,050; $US4,845 with TC;
photo/hasselbladx.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/13 08:21 by gary1

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