Hasselblad introduces its new X1D lens, the XCD 135mm F2.8 lens for portraits. It comes with a largest-ever aperture lens of the Hasselblad XCD series, bringing a total of nine lenses.
This is a very competitive step, making the investment in the Hasselblad X1D, namely the X1D-50c become worthy and easier. Meanwhile, the X1D’s rival, Leica SL, is slowly rolling out for new lenses.
The special feature of this 135mm lens is that it has an integrated 1.7x converter, turning 135mm f/2.8 focus to 230mm f/4.8. Based on a 35mm sensor conversion, this 135mm lens will give a 110mm equivalent viewing angle on the Full Frame and when mounted on the converter it will be 180mm. The company said it will sell the lens in the first half of 2018.
In addition, Hasselblad will be releasing an extra XCD 80mm lens is planned for the second half of 2018. Medium Format Lens with the high aperture from Hasselblad is now Planar T 110mm F2. This means they will make the lens aperture smaller than F2. With this aperture, the DOF will be very thin.