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Hasselblad Launches Its Widest Lens Ever, The XCD 21mm f/4


Hasselblad has launched its widest lens ever, the new XCD 21mm f/4 designed for the X1D-50c medium format mirrorless camera.

“The high-performing 21mm f/4 lens brings together the compact format of the XCD range with the maximum optical quality across the frame with a wide field of view,” Hasselblad says. “Offering a new versatility to the X1D user, the lens is especially suitable for both landscape and interior and exterior architectural photography.”

The new lens is the 35mm full frame equivalent of a 17mm, and it has a minimum focusing distance of 32cm (~12.6in) with a maximum image magnification of 1:10.

As with other lenses in the XCD system, the 21mm f/4 features an integral central shutter with speeds of 1/2000 second to 60 minutes. It also has full flash synchronization up to 1/2000s.

Passing photos shot with the 21mm through Hasselblad’s Phocus image processing software also produces images with straight lines and no distortion.

Here are some sample photos shot using the new 21mm f/4:

Photo by Haitong Yu/Hasselblad
Photo by Haitong Yu/Hasselblad
Photo by Haitong Yu/Hasselblad

The Hasselblad XCD 21mm lens will ship in mid-May 2018 with a price tag of $3,750.

(via Hasselblad via DPReview)