Hasselblad has formally announced details of the XCD 30mm F3.5 lens for its X1D 50c camera that company spokespeople mentioned at the launch of its 50MP medium format mirrorless system. The new lens, which has an angle of view that matches that of a 24mm wide-angle on a 35mm system camera, will have a minimum aperture of F32 and a closest focusing distance of 40cm from the sensor. It will be somewhat larger than the existing 45mm F3.5 and 90mm F3.2 lenses, with a maximum diameter of 83mm (against 77mm for the current models) and a filter thread of 77mm instead of 67mm. With this new lens the X1D medium format camera now has focal lengths the equivalent of 24mm, 35mm and 71mm.

Hasselblad has also announced a special black version of the X1D camera to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the company’s camera production. The body, called the Hasselblad X1D ‘4116’ Edition, comes with the existing 45mm F3.5 lens, a warranty extended by an extra year (three in total) and a leather hand strap all packed in a “unique ‘4116’ edition” box.

The X1D kit is due to cost $12,995/€10,900/£8990 plus tax, while no price has been announced for the 30mm lens.

For more information see the Hasselblad website.

Hasselblad XCD 30mm F3.5 specification

Press release

Hasselblad Continue 75th Anniversary Celebrations Completing ‘4116 Collection’

Following last month’s announcement of the 4116 collection which included collaborations with Motorola, The Hasselblad True Zoom, special edition camera bags from Swedish accessory brand Sandqvist and technical expertise sharing with ALPA, Hasselblad is proud to announce two new additions, completing the collection – the X1D ‘4116 edition’ together with an innovative concept study, the V1D ‘4116 edition’. The 4116 collection has been created to commemorate Hasselblad’s 75 years at the pinnacle of photography. Since 1941, the brand has drawn on Victor Hasselblad’s philosophy of innovation and design to produce cameras that push the boundaries of excellence.

XCD 30mm lens – an additional choice for the X1D family
The XCD lens is part of a new family of dedicated autofocus lenses, developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000 sec. Hasselblad can now offer following XCD lenses: 30mm, 45mm and 90mm - in addition to all 12 HC/HCD lenses.

X1D ‘4116 edition’ – the next phase of the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera
Following a hugely successful launch in June, the X1D has proved a game-changer in the world of photography. Weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the X1D is ergonomic and compact, offering a handling experience unlike any other. Weighing just 725g and including HD video, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS, the X1D is a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The X1D ‘4116 edition’ is a special all-black compact mirrorless digital medium format X1D camera body with extended warranty, a leather hand strap, and an XCD 45mm lens, all in a unique‘4116 edition’ box.

X1D 4116 Edition Key features:
• Compact, lightweight (725g), highly portable and user-friendly medium format technology
• Large 50MP CMOS medium format sensor delivering up to 14 stops of dynamic range
• New line of XCD lenses with integral central shutter; 30mm, 45mm and 90mm available
• Compatible with all 12 lenses and lens accessories from the Hasselblad professional H System (adapter required)
• Multiple image format options
• High quality XGA electronic viewfinder or high resolution rear display with touch functionality
• Wide range of shutter speeds: 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec. with full flash synchronisation throughout the range
• An ISO range from 100 to 25,600
• Dual SD card slots, GPS and Wi-Fi
• USB 3.0 Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
• Weather and dust sealings
• HD video
• Phocus 3.1 for simple and quick raw image processing. Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® compatible.

The Hasselblad X1D ‘4116 edition’ package is priced at 10900 Euro / 12995 USD / 8990 GBP ex taxes and includes the black X1D-50c camera body, XCD 45mm lens, a leather hand strap, and one-year extended warranty, in addition to two-year warranty upon registration.