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Hasselblad Bolster the XCD Range with Four New Lenses for the X1D

Simon Skinner - 3 years ago

Following from the launch of the X1D, in what feels like a really long time ago, but was only in 2016, Hasselblad have now introduced four new XCD lenses

The new XCD 120mm Macro lens is the first to complement the existing XCD lens family, launched at the same time as the X1D. The 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.

‘The XCD 120mm Macro 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’

The XCD 120mm Macro lens, pictured with the X1D

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. It will be available at the end of June 2017.

Hasselblad Product Manager, Ove Bengtson told PhotoBite: “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, we will also see launches from Hasselblad, including the XCD 35-75mm ZoomXCD 65mm, and the XCD 22mm Wide Angle lens. By the start of 2018, the X1D will have seven dedicated XCD lenses and all twelve HC/HCD lenses, by using the XH lens adapter.

The XCD 120mm Macro lens from Hasselblad: Available June 2017

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.

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