Hasselblad is expanding its lens choices for the X1D medium format system, including the fastest Hasselblad lens ever: the XCD 80mm F/1.9. The other two are XCD 65mm F/2.8 and the XCD 135mm F2.8 telephoto lens with X Converter 1.7. This addition brings the number of lenses available for the X1D system to nine in total.
Of course, the XCD 80mm F/1.9 creates the most excitement among photographers. Hasselblad in its official statement says, “The XCD 1,9/80 represents a major milestone for Hasselblad with an impressive f/1,9 aperture, Hasselblad’s largest lens aperture, offering an extremely shallow depth of field and light-gathering ability. Thanks to Hasselblad’s optical design expertise and rigorous calibration standards, the XCD 80mm boasts superior optical surface precision, avoiding poor bokeh results or out of focus highlights often seen in high aperture lenses with aspherical surfaces.”
The team at MediumFormat.com is already in touch with Hasselblad and Hasselblad photographers and as soon as we can, we will bring you a full review of this new lens.