Hasselblad recently launched the new XPan Lens Adapter which will allow photographers to use their XPan lenses on the mirrorless digital medium format camera, Hasselblad X1D system.
XPan Lens Adapter:
- This compact sized adapter for the X1D camera system allows XPan Lenses to be used. Although the XPan lenses have been discontinued, they were available in the following focal lengths: F 5,6/30 mm, F 4/45 mm and F 4/90 mm.
- The slim line adapter only adds 21.4 mm to the length of the lenses and weighs in at 112 g.
- Possible to order from mid-January 2018.
- It will retail at €179 / US $179 / £159 / RMB ¥ 1,580 / JPY ¥ 21,999 incl. VAT.
Please be advised to update your X1D to Firmware 1.20, before using the new XPan Lens Adapter.
HASSELBLAD LAUNCHES XPAN LENS ADAPTER FOR THE X SYSTEM
– Hasselblad expands its range of accessories for the X System with the new XPan Lens Adapter, allowing photographers to use their legacy XPan lenses on the award-winning X System
The Hasselblad XPan lens series was released in 1998 and the new adapter bridges the iconic optics with the latest imaging capabilities from the mirrorless X1D system, just recently benchmarking the highest score by DxO Mark. The sleek new adapter is lightweight, compact, and works seamlessly into the setup.
“The original XPan lenses inspired us when we introduced the current X1D lenses,” said Ove Bengtsson – Product Manager. “The new XPan Lens Adapter speaks to two major aspects of Hasselblad, our drive to innovate and push medium format technology such as the X1D and also to our respect for the legacy equipment that many photographers still rely on to this day. This adapter is the merger of those ideas and that’s what makes this announcement so exciting.”
Customers utilizing the new XPan Lens Adapter first are advised to update their X1D to Firmware 1.20, launched on December 19, 2017. This update also includes a new Selectable Crop Mode that features the classic proportions of the XPan system. Hasselblad will continue to support its legacy and new products alike with plans to create a V to X system adapter and a dual battery charger for the X1D.
The XPan Adapter will be available in mid-January and will retail at €179 / US $179 / £159 / RMB ¥ 1,580 / JPY ¥ 21,999 incl. VAT.
Supported XPan lenses:
XPan Lens Adapter:
Diameter – 73mm
Height: – 21,4mm
Weight: – 112g
*XPan lenses are no longer manufactured nor sold by Hasselblad.
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Later the same year, Hasselblad introduced the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera – the X1D. Hasselblad’s X1D sensor recently benchmarked the highest score in the history of DxO Mark’s independent testing.
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