The following video presents 4. Hasselblad XCD Lens Shutter:
“Karl Taylor discusses the central lens shutters used in all Hasselblad lenses, their operational range and the advantages these bring to the photographer, especially when using flash.“
This is an update to the previous blog, New Lenses for Hasselblad X1D Mirrorless Digital Medium Format Camera in 2017 – 2018: Include XCD 3.5/120mm Macro, XCD 35-75mm Zoom, XCD 65mm, XCD 22mm Wide Angle.
In 2018, Hasselblad will make available two new lenses for X1D users, the XCD 135mm and the XCD 80mm lenses.
In addition to the nine dedicated XCD lenses in 2018, the XH lens adapter allows the X1D owners to use all twelve HC/HCD lenses.
Hasselblad expands the XCD lens range to a total of nine lenses in 2018
Hasselblad updates the XCD lens roadmap for the award-winning X1D-50c with the XCD 135mm and the 80mm lenses, rapidly expanding the XCD lens range to a total of nine dedicated lenses. By end of 2018 X1D users will have a wide range of lens options to maximize their creative vision.
The XCD 135mm f/2.8 lens comes with a dedicated 1,7x converter that extends the tele lens to 230mm f/4.8, while the XCD 80mm is set to become the highest aperture lens that Hasselblad has ever introduced.
In addition to these two new lenses, the previously announced XCD 22mm ultra-wide-angle lens has been updated to 21mm to meet the Hasselblad users’ demand for a better wide-angle lens experience.
Like the other XCD lenses, all new XCD lenses have an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.
Hasselblad is also releasing aperture details for previously announced XCD lenses: the XCD 21 ultra-wide-angle lens will feature f/4.0, the XCD 35-75mm zoom lens will have f/3.5-4.5, and the XCD 65mm lens will have f/2.8.
All new XCD lenses, besides XCD 80mm, are expected to be available during the first half of 2018, while the XCD 80mm high aperture featuring lens is planned for the second half of 2018.
The demand for the previously announced XCD 120mm macro lens and the XH lens adapter exceeded Hasselblad’s expectations, but the production is now being ramped up and orders are being fulfilled globally.
In addition to the nine dedicated XCD lenses, the XH lens adapter allows the X1D owners to use all twelve HC/HCD lenses.
Pricing and additional technical specifications will be provided closer to the availability of each lens. Specifications are subject to change.
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The Hasselblad H Camera System with its professional lens family and unique advancements is widely acknowledged as the most comprehensive digital camera system of its kind available today. Hasselblad was the first to launch the fully integrated medium format camera system incorporating the latest in CMOS sensor technology. In 2016 Hasselblad launched the H6D, a technological feat with an all new electronic platform, delivering superior craftsmanship and image quality. Later the same year, Hasselblad introduced the world’s first mirrorless digital medium format camera – the X1D.
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