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Hasselblad’s Widest [Ever] Lens – XCD 21mm f/4 – Now Available to Order

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

As Hasselblad continue the development of their XCD lens lineup, the previously announced XCD 21mm f/4 lens is now available for ordering

Hasselblad’s widest lens to date, the XCD 21mm f/4 lens promises to open doors for creative opportunities for the X1D user.

Hasselblad’s Widest [Ever] Lens – XCD 21mm f/4 – Now Available to Order

The 21mm f/4 lens from Hasselblad brings together the compact format of the XCD range with the maximum optical quality across the frame with a wide field of view. The XCD 21mm has an extremely short focal length that provides a 17mm full-frame equivalency. It features a 32cm close distance setting [1:10 image scale] and an aperture range between 4 and 32. Offering a new versatility to the X1D user, the lens is especially suitable for both landscape and interior and exterior architectural photography.

Hasselblad’s Widest [Ever] Lens – XCD 21mm f/4 – Now Available to Order

The automatic Lens Correction Tool in Phocus will generate images from the XCD 21mm f/4 that are completely free from any distortion, rendering all lines perfectly straight.

Like the other XCD lenses, the XCD 21mm f/4 lens has an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full ash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.

Pricing and availability

The XCD 21mm lens will begin shipping mid-May 2018 and will cost £ 2749 [excluding VAT].

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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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