HASSELBLAD PROMISES MORE XCD MIRRORLESS LENSES
WITH FUJIFILM PLANNING to deliver six GF mount lenses by year’s end for its mirrorless digital medium format system, Hasselblad has announced plans to add a further four lenses to the three existing XCD series models for the X1D. The current models are a 45mm f3.5 wide-angle (equivalent to a 35mm in the 35mm format), a 90mm f3.2 short telephoto (equivalent to 70mm) and a 30mm f3.5 (equivalent to 24mm).
Due around mid-year is a 120mm f3.5 macro (equivalent to 90mm) to be followed by a 22mm ultra-wide (18mm), a 65mm standard lens (50mm) and a 35-70mm zoom (28-60mm) which should probably be a priority given Fujifilm has kicked off with a zoom. Hasselblad says there will be seven XCD lenses available “by the beginning of 2018”.
The 120mm f3.5 macro delivers a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 (i.e. half lifesize) via its minimum focusing distance of 43 centimetres and, like all the XCD lenses, incorporates a leaf shutter with a fastest speed of 1/2000 second. Obviously, this enables flash sync up to this speed as well. The ten-element optical design incorporates a floating internal focus group, and is designed to deliver a flat image field.
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