Hasselblad announces new 120mm f/3.5 lens for the X1D, teases three more over the next 12 months


posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST


Hasselblad has continued to put effort behind their mirrorless medium format camera, the X1D, by announcing a lens lineup that continues through the next twelve months. The first lens announced, and the one that will be most immediately available, is the 120mm f/3.5 macro, a lens Hasselblad says, "brings together the compact format of the XCD range with the maximum optical quality across the frame with a flat image field." The lens is suitable for both close-up work with a 1:2 image scale, and also doubles as a mid-range telephoto lens for portrait photography. Auto or manual focusing goes from infinity to 1:2 without the need for extension tubes.

Like the other lenses for the X1D, the 120mm macro has a built-in shutter which allows a wide range of shutter speeds, and more importantly, grants full flash sync up to 1/2000th of a second. 


Lens details:

  • Max aperture: f/3.5
  • Min Aperture: f/32
  • Image scale: 1:2
  • Angle of view: (diag/hor/ver): 26°/21°/16°
  • Integral central shutter
  • Full flash synchronization up to 1/2000 sec
  • Size: diam 81 mm, length 150 mm
  • Weight: 970 g

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 seven dedicated XCD lenses and all twelve HC/HCD lenses using the XH lens adapter.