Hasselblad launches the Super-Lightweight XCD 4/45P

Hasselblad launches the Super-Lightweight XCD 4/45P | PHOTO-TREND

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Wide-angle prime is lightest AF lens yet for digital medium format cameras.

 X1D II 50C & XCD 4 / 45P

Hasselblad has announced what it claims is ”the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus Lens on the market today”, the XCD 4/45P.

The new optic weighs just 320 g and offers a focal length of 45 mm, and is designed to work with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C to provide a medium format setup that’s perfect for travel and street photography.

The arrival of the XCD 4/45P means there are now 10 lenses in the XCD range. The new lens will also be compatible with the older Hasselblad X1D-50C once an upcoming firmware update is available.

XCD 4 / 45P

The wide-angle view offered by the XCD 4/45P is equivalent to that of a 36 mm lens on a full-frame sensor camera. It has a maximum aperture of f/4, and can be stopped down to a minimum aperture of f/22.

With a leaf shutter offering quieter shooting that some other cameras, the new lens also brings the benefit of flash synchronisation up to 1/2000 sec. and offers a minimum focus distance of 35 mm and a maximum magnification of 1:5.2. It protrudes just 47mmwhen mounted on the camera.

 X1D II 50C & XCD 4 / 45P

XCD 4 / 45P is constructed from nine elements in seven groups, including two aspherical elements. Hasselblad says it delivers “state-of-the art optical performance within compact dimensions”.

The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P is available to order now, priced at $ 1.099,00 / € 990,00 with shipping expect to begin at the end of January 2020.

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