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HAS­SEl­BlAd HAS in­tro­duced its widest-an­gle prime lens ever, a 21mm f4.0 XCD mount model for its mir­ror­less dig­i­tal medium for­mat cam­era sys­tem. The new ul­tra-wide lens is equiv­a­lent to a 17mm in the 35mm for­mat and gives a di­ag­o­nal an­gle-of-view of 105 de­grees. It’s the first of six new XCD lenses planned for 2018 which will bring Has­sel­blad’s mir­ror­less medium for­mat lens sys­tem up to ten mod­els. The op­ti­cal de­sign com­prises 13 el­e­ments in nine groups, two of which are as­pher­i­cal types to cor­rect for dis­tor­tion.

The new XCD 21mm has an aper­ture range of f4.0 to f32 and a min­i­mum fo­cus­ing dis­tance of 32 cen­time­tres which gives a max­i­mum mag­ni­fi­ca­tion ra­tio of 1:10. The fo­cus­ing group is in­ter­nal. As with all XCD mount lenses, it has an elec­tron­i­cal­ly­con­trolled leaf shut­ter which al­lows flash sync at all speeds up to 1/2000 sec­ond. The long­est timed shut­ter speed is 60 min­utes. The new ul­tra-wide is also a com­par­a­tively com­pact lens, mea­sur­ing 106 mil­lime­tres in length and weigh­ing just 600 grams. The screwthread fil­ter di­am­e­ter is 77 mil­lime­tres.

Has­sel­blad prod­ucts are distributed in Aus­tralia by C.R. Kennedy & Com­pany, and for more in­for­ma­tion visit www.has­sel­blad.com.au

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