Medium-format camera manufacturer Hasselblad has announced that it will introduce four new lenses over the next twelve months for its X1D mirrorless model. The new lenses will be a 22mm wideangle, a 65mm moderate wide, a 120mm macro and the system’s first zoom – a 35-75mm.

The first lens to arrive will be the XCD 120mm F3.5 macro that will have a maximum image scale of 1:2 and a closest focus distance of 0.43m from the camera sensor. The focal length on the X1D sensor will deliver the angle of view we’d expect from a lens of just longer than 90mm on a 135 format system. As you’d expect, the lens has an integrated shutter and will be able to achieve synchronisation with flash at shutter speeds of up to 1/2000sec. The lens uses 10 elements in 7 groups and an internal floating focusing mechanism. It will weigh 970g and will measure 150mmx81mm.

Hasselblad says the flat field reproduction makes the lens ideal for accurate macro work, but that the moderate telephoto focal length will also suit portrait photographers. The autofocusing system is effective throughout the entire distance range, and the smallest aperture available will be F32.

While the 120mm macro is due to arrive in June there is no date yet for the release of the other lenses, but the company expects to make them available within the next twelve months. No technical data has been provided other than their focal lengths. Pricing will also be released closer to the availability dates. For more information on the Hasselblad XCD lens range visit the Hasselblad website.

 Hasselblad XCD lenses  Approx equiv focal length
 Existing lenses  
 45mm F3.5  35mm 
 90mm F3.2  70mm
 30mm F3.5  24mm
 New lenses  
 22mm 18mm
 65mm  50mm
 120mm F3.5 Macro  95mm
 35-75mm  28-60mm

Press Release

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 F3.5 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.

XCD 3,5/120mm Macro Technical Specification 

  • 3.5/120 mm Macro
  • Focal length: 120 mm
  • Max aperture: F3.5
  • Min Aperture: F32
  • 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
  • Filter diameter - 77mm
  • Weight: 970 g

Specification subject to change without notice.