Hasselblad introduces four XCD lenses



After the announcement of the Hasselblad X1D last year, Hasselblad have now introduced four new XCD lenses for the system. The first to be announced is the XCD 120mm Macro lens, which will be available at the end of June, the price is yet to be confirmed. The other three lenses; the XCD 35-75mm, XCD 65mm and XCD 22mm will be released later this year. For more information read the official Hasselblad press release below:

Hasselblad announces four new XCD lenses for the X1D

Combining Compact Format with the Highest Optical Quality

Following the hugely successful launch of the ground-breaking X1D in 2016, Hasselblad is delighted to introduce four new XCD lenses. The XCD 120mm Macro lens is the first to complement the existing XCD lens family, and will be available at the end of June 2017.

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. Providing a new versatility to the X1D user, the lens is suitable for both close-up work up to a 1:2 image scale, and also as a mid-range telephoto lens for portrait or other photography requiring a longer focal length. Auto or manual focusing goes from infinity to 1:2 without the need for extension tubes.

Like the other XCD lenses, XCD 120mm Macro lens has an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.

Hasselblad Product Manager, Ove Bengtson commented: “The XCD 120mm Macro lens complements the existing XCD dedicated autofocus lenses which were developed to support optical quality and portability. This is the first addition to the X1D range of lenses in 2017 and we are excited to launch more lenses later in the year.”

Over the next 12 months, Hasselblad will also launch the XCD 35-75mm Zoom*, XCD 65mm*, and XCD 22mm Wide Angle* lenses. By the beginning of 2018, the X1D will have access to seven dedicated XCD lenses and all twelve HC/HCD lenses using the XH lens adapter.

* Detailed XCD specifications to be announced later this year. Specifications are subject to change.

Key features:

  • 3.5/120 mm Macro

  • Focal length: 120 mm

  • Max aperture: f/3.5

  • Min Aperture: f/32

  • Image scale: 1:2

  • Angle of view: (diag/hor/ver): 26°/21°/16°

  • Integral central shutter

  • Full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000 sec

  • Size: diam 81 mm, length 150 mm

  • Weight: 970 g

Prices will be announced at launch. 

For more information, visit the Hasselblad website.