Hasselblad unveils XPan lens adapter for the mirrorless medium format X1D
Hasselblad has announced an adapter that will allow owners of its XPan film camera to mount their old lenses onto the mirrorless medium format Hasselblad X1D. The new adapter’s launch coincides with yesterday’s v1.2 firmware update for the X1D, which introduced an XPan crop mode to the viewfinder and rear LCD.
The adapter is purely mechanical and transfers no data to the camera. It is designed to accept Hasselblad’s 30mm, 45mm and 90mm XPan lenses, but will of course also take the lenses of the Fujifilm TX-1 and TX-2. All lenses in use will need to have apertures manually adjusted; focus is manual too, of course.
Interestingly, the company that manufactured the XPan lenses also manufactures the lens for the X1D, and the covering circle of the XPan models is slightly wider than those designed for the X1D, as the film the XPan lenses had to cover was wider than the sensor of the X1D.
The adapter will go on sale mid-January and will cost €180 / US $180 / £160 including VAT. The company says it also plans to make an adapter that will allow V system lenses to be used on the X1D, but hasn't revealed when that adapter might see the light of day.
For more information, visit the Hasselblad website.
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:
- 30mm f5.6
- 45mm f4
- 90mm f4
XPan Lens Adapter:
- Diameter: 73mm
- Height: 21.4mm
- Weight: 112g
*XPan lenses are no longer manufactured nor sold by Hasselblad.
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