Union, NJ—Following the 2016 launch of the groundbreaking mirrorless, medium-format X1D camera, Hasselblad will introduce four XCD lenses in 2017. The XCD 120mm Macro lens will be the first to complement the existing XCD lens family.
“The exceptionally high-performing 120mm f/3.5 lens brings together the compact format of the XCD range with the maximum optical quality across the frame with a flat image field,” Ove Bengtson, Hasselblad product manager, commented.
The new lens provides creative options for X1D photographers. It is suitable for both close-up work up to a 1:2 image scale as well as use as a midrange telephoto lens for portrait or other photography requiring a longer focal length. Furthermore, auto or manual focusing goes from infinity to 1:2 without the need for extension tubes.
As part of the X system lens range, the XCD 120mm Macro is lightweight and compact to complement the X1D body. Like the other XCD lenses, it has an integral central shutter offering a wider range of shutter speeds. It also offers full flash synchronization from 60 minutes up to 1/2,000 second.
The 120mm Macro lens complements the existing XCD dedicated autofocus lenses that were developed to support optical quality and portability. The 95mm-equivalent XCD has an aperture range of f/3.5–32 and a 10-element, 7-group optical construction. With a 77mm filter thread, the leaf shutter lens provides internal focusing with a floating mechanism.
The Hasselblad XCD 120mm Macro lens will be available at the end of June 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced.
More XCD Lenses to Come
Over the next 12 months, Hasselblad will also launch the XCD 35–75mm zoom lens, the XCD 65mm prime and XCD 22mm wide-angle lenses. Specifications for those three lenses will be revealed at a later date.
By the beginning of 2018, X1D shooters will have access to seven dedicated XCD lenses. They will also be able to use all twelve HC/HCD lenses using the XH lens adapter. hasselblad.com