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Hasselblad announces 38mm, 55mm and 90mm F2.5 XCD V primes for its X System cameras

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Hasselblad’s new XCD 38mm F2.5 V lens attached to the company’s new X2D 100C medium format mirrorless camera system.

Alongside its new X2D 100C medium format camera, Hasselblad has also announced three ‘XCD V’ prime lenses for its X Series cameras: a 38mm F2.5, 55mm F2.5 and 90mm F2.5. With these lenses, Hasselblad now has 13 optics in its XCD lineup.

All three of these prime lenses feature an upgraded focusing module driven by a stepping motor as well as an improved leaf shutter that’s even more compact than previous iterations, enabling flash sync at all shutter speeds. All three also share an all-metal design with engraved distance scales, an ‘H’ insignia plate and an AF/MF design that allows users to switch between auto and manual focus by either pushing or pulling the focus ring.

Taking cues from other mirrorless brands, Hasselblad has also added a lens control ring that’s customizable to suit the needs of the user.

XCD 38mm F2.5

Hasselblad XCD 38mm F2p5 1

The Hasselblad 38mm F2.5 (30mm full-frame equivalent) is constructed of 10 elements in nine groups, including three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements. It has an aperture range of F2.5 through F32, uses a 72mm front filter thread, has a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (11.8″) and uses an internal focusing mechanism.

Hasselblad XCD 38mm F2p5 2

The lens measures 68mm long by 76mm in diameter and weighs roughly 350g (12.6oz) without the lens caps and hood.

The XCD 2,5/38V is available to order starting today for $3,699 (excluding sales tax) €4,199 / £3,599 / CNY ¥24,900.

XCD V 55mm F2.5

Hasselblad XCD 55mm F2p5 2

The Hasselblad 55mm F2.5 (43mm full-frame equivalent) is constructed of nine elements in eight groups, including three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion elements. It has an aperture range of F2.5 through F32, uses a 72mm front filter thread and has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7″).

Hasselblad XCD 55mm F2p5 1

The lens measures 72mm long by 76mm in diameter and weighs approximately 372g (13.1oz) without the lens caps and hood.

The XCD 2,5/55V is available to order starting today for $3,699 (excluding sales tax) €4,199 / £3,599 / CNY ¥24,900.

XCD 90mm F2.5

Hasselblad XCD 90mm F2p5 1

The Hasselblad 90mm F2.5 lens (71mm full-frame equivalent) is constructed of nine elements in six groups, including one aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element. It has an aperture range of F2.5 through F32, uses a 72mm front filter thread and has a minimum focusing distance of 67cm (26.4″).

Hasselblad XCD 90mm F2p5 2

The lens measures 95mm long by 75mm in diameter and weighs approximately 551g (19.4oz) without the lens caps or hood.

The XCD 2,5/90V is available to order starting today for $4,299 (excluding sales tax) €4,799 / GBP £4,059 / CNY ¥28,900.

Hasselblad Launches New Flagship Camera and Three All-New Lenses

Introducing the X2D 100C, XCD38V, XCD 55V and XCD 90V

After the groundbreaking success of the X1D-50c and its second iteration, the X1D II 50C, Hasselblad unveils the powerful X2D 100C, along with three new lenses to the XCD family, the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and the XCD 2,5/90V, providing the ultimate experience for content creators. Hasselblad X2D 100C – Inspiration in Every Detail Hasselblad’s next-generation mirrorless medium format digital camera, the X2D 100C, has been engineered to bring substantial technological enhancements to image quality, camera handling, and system responsiveness. Designed in a new dark grey tone body of machined aluminium, the X2D 100C houses a 100-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) (43.8 × 32.9 mm) CMOS sensor, delivering up to 15 stops of dynamic range with a 16-bit colour depth. The X2D 100C enables a creative experience unimaginable in the past. It empowers content creators to capture the intricacies of an image’s highlights and shadows, utilising the Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS). Working alongside the new 5-axis, 7-stop in-body image stabilisation system (IBIS), handheld image capture is possible in the widest range of conditions. Hasselblad independently developed its own IBIS for the X2D 100C in order to meet the stringent requirements for stabilising a 100MP sensor. Keeping size and weight in mind for easy portability, the X2D 100C is the most compact medium format IBIS solution on the market.1

With 294 Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) zones, the system ensures the subject is rapidly located and brought into focus. The X2D 100C captures files in 3FR RAW and full-size JPEG, and the cutting-edge, built-in 1TB SSD storage and CFexpress Type B card support delivers a high capture rate for fast-moving subjects.

The X2D 100C features an 0.5-inch OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 5.76-million dots, a high magnification of 1.00x with a refresh rate of 60fps, which supports electric refractive error correction to ensure the whole display is sharp and bright, from corner to corner.2 A 1.08-inch colour top display and a 2.36MP, 3.6-inch tilting, touch-capable rear display delivers access to all of these new imaging technologies whilst keeping the intuitive Hasselblad User Interface (HUI) and Scandinavian style of the X System. The battery has a CIPA rating of 420 shots and supports PD 3.0 fast charging.3 Additionally, the X2D 100C is compatible with Phocus, Hasselblad’s free image processing software.

“When developing the X2D 100C, our goal was the same as always, just as Victor Hasselblad himself made decades ago: build a better camera,” said Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Marketing Manager. “This commitment drives us to explore the possibility to improve its performance from all aspects.”

Faster, more compact lenses enhance the X System lens lineup

The XCD lens range now expands to 13 lenses in total with the launch of the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and XCD 2,5/90V. Each new lens has been designed with a compact, lightweight build, all while maintaining Hasselblad’s top-class optical performance. The fully upgraded focusing module, with its stepping motor, enables faster and more accurate autofocus, and the optimized leaf shutter is more compact, providing flash sync at all speeds.

Each of these new XCD lenses have a full-metal body with an engraved distance scale and an H logo engraved on both the focus ring and the lens control ring, delivering unique aesthetics. Photographers can now conveniently switch to Full-time MF using the lens by simply pulling and pushing the focus ring to change between AF and MF, and check focus and DOF readings in MF mode. Additionally, the new lens control ring supports function customization, and photographers can now change what to control with the ring according to their preferences to make shooting more intuitive and efficient. While the XCD 38V, XCD 55V, and XCD 90V lenses are compatible with any X System camera, they perform to their full potential when used with the X2D 100C.

The XCD 38V is ideal for shooting documentary, street, and landscape photography. The XCD 55V is suitable for full or half-length portraits, as well as for shooting documentary, still life, and daily photography, providing image makers more options for their preferred photography genre. The XCD 90V is a moderate telephoto lens, perfect for close-up portraits and still life imagery, and is 11% lighter than the XCD 90.

Per Nordlund, Hasselblad Lead Optical Designer commented, “The ambitious development goals we set for these lenses proved to be quite the challenge. We looked toward faster focusing, better operational features, and the highest possible optical performance in a more compact shape. The end result has been well worth the effort – everything falls into place, making the user experience straightforward and natural.”

The X2D 100C has an MSRP of EUR €8,699 / GBP £7,369 / CNY ¥54,900 including VAT and USD $8,199 excluding sales tax.

The XCD 2,5/38V lens has an MSRP of EUR €4,199 / GBP £3,599 / CNY ¥24,900 including VAT and USD $3,699 excluding sales tax.

The XCD 2,5/55V lens has an MSRP of EUR €4,199 / GBP £3,599 / CNY ¥24,900 including VAT and USD $3,699 excluding sales tax.

The XCD 2,5/90V lens has an MSRP of EUR €4,799 / GBP £4,059 / CNY ¥28,900 including VAT and USD $4,299 excluding sales tax.

The Hasselblad X2D 100C, XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and XCD 2,5/90V are available to order immediately. See details of each new product here: www.hasselblad.com.

¹ Among interchangeable-lens mirrorless digital cameras with a 55mm-diameter CMOS sensor (according to a Hasselblad market survey on 1 March, 2022).
² Magnification: approximately 1.00x with the XCD 65 at infinity, –1 m-1.
³ To charge via PD protocol, the charging cable and power source must be PD-compatible.

  Hasselblad XCD 38mm F2.5 V Hasselblad XCD 55mm F2.5 V Hasselblad XCD 90mm F2.5 V
Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size Medium Format (44x33mm)
Focal length 38 mm 55 mm 90 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Hasselblad X
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.5 F2.5–32
Minimum aperture F32 F2.5–32
Aperture ring Yes
Optics
Elements 10 9
Groups 9 8
Special elements / coatings Three aspherical elements Three aspherical elements, one extra-low dispersion (ED) element One aspherical element, one extra-low dispersion (ED) element.
Focus
Minimum focus 0.30 m (11.81) 0.45 m (17.72) 0.67 m (26.38)
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Focus notes AF/MF is turned on and off by pushing/pulling the focus ring.
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Weight 350 g (0.77 lb) 372 g (0.82 lb) 551 g (1.21 lb)
Diameter 76 mm (2.99) 75 mm (2.95)
Length 68 mm (2.68) 72 mm (2.83) 95 mm (3.74)
Sealing No
Colour Black
Filter thread 72 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No



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