Union, NJ—Continuing the development of its XCD lens line, the previously announced Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 lens is now available for order. As Hasselblad’s widest lens yet, it is meant to expand the creative possibilities for X1D shooters.
The ultrawide-angle 21mm f/4 lens brings together the compact format of the XCD range with maximum optical quality across the frame with a wide field of view. The lens also has an extremely short focal length that provides a 17mm full-frame equivalency. As part of the X-system lens range, its lightweight and compact size complements the compact X1D camera body.
In addition, it features a 12-inch close distance setting (1:10 image scale) and an aperture range between 4 and 32. Offered to give versatility to X1D users, the lens is especially suited for landscape as well as interior and exterior architectural photography.
“The automatic lens correction tool in Phocus will generate images from the XCD 21mm f/4 that are completely free from any distortion, rendering all lines perfectly straight,” noted Ove Bengtsson, product manager at Hasselblad.
Moreover, like the other XCD lenses, the Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 has an integral central shutter. It provides a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronization up to 1/2,000 second.
The Hasselblad XCD 21mm lens will begin shipping mid May with a suggested retail price of $3,750.
Founded in 1941, Hasselblad is a manufacturer of medium-format cameras and lenses. The company’s cameras are known for their ergonomic design, image quality and Swedish craftsmanship.
Hasselblad also was the first to launch the fully integrated medium-format camera system incorporating CMOS image sensor technology. In 2016, Hasselblad unveiled the H6D with an all-new electronic platform. Later that year, the company introduced the first compact mirrorless digital medium-format camera: the X1D. hasselblad.com