Hasselblad debuts ultralight XCD 28mm F4 P wide-angle medium format lens

Hasselblad introduced a brand new XCD 28mm F4 P wide-angle prime lens for its compact X System of medium format mirrorless cameras. This constant-aperture prime lens includes a 22mm-equivalent focal size in 35mm phrases and is the corporate’s second widest X System lens, after the XCD 21mm F4 prime. The brand new 28mm F4 lens takes the crown from Hasselblad’s earlier XCD 45mm F4 P lens because the smallest and lightest lens of their X System lens lineup.

Constructed from steel and that includes a matte black end, the Hasselblad XCD 28mm F4 P lens is a extremely transportable prime designed for road images, landscapes, or anybody seeking to have a travel-friendly setup for his or her X1D II 50C or X2D 100C cameras. The lens’s design is simple, with minimal exterior options other than a rubberized focusing ring. In contrast to Hasselblad’s higher-end V-series lenses, this 28mm F4 lens doesn’t supply a guide aperture ring nor a marked focusing distance scale on the lens itself.

Optically, the XCD 28mm F4 P lens is comprised of 9 whole components in eight teams. The lens contains two aspherical components and one ED ingredient to assist fight chromatic aberrations. Different optical design options embrace a 22mm minimal focusing distance and a 1:6 magnification ratio. It is not characterised as a macro lens, however the 28mm F4 P lens ought to supply good close-up images capabilities. Like all XCD lenses, the 28mm F4 P additionally includes a leaf shutter design, permitting for flash sync as much as 1/4000s.

X2D 100C + XCD 4/28P. Photograph courtesy of Hasselblad.

Credit score: Linus Englund

Autofocus is powered by a linear stepping motor, which ought to supply quick and quiet focusing efficiency, even when used with the phase-detection AF system of Hasselblad’s X2D 100C.

As a part of Hasselblad’s P Collection, the XCD 28mm F4 P is designed as extra of an entry-level, on a regular basis lens in comparison with the V Collection lenses. These higher-end optics function larger optical efficiency, quicker apertures and extra management options, similar to bodily aperture dials. Regardless of this, the brand new XCD 28mm F4 P lens is designed to fulfill the decision necessities of Hasselblad’s 100-megapixel X2D 100C.

X2D 100C + XCD 4/28P. Picture courtesy of Hasselblad.

Credit score: Qianli Zhang

Pricing & Availability

The Hasselblad XCD 28mm F4 P lens is now obtainable for pre-orders at an MSRP of $1,697.

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Hasselblad Publicizes XCD 4/28P, a Light-weight, Large Angle Lens for Avenue Images

XCD 4/28P is a wide-angle lens with a 22mm equal focal size and F4.0 aperture, making it a breeze to seize a variety of scenes from nature, metropolis streets, and concrete structure. Measuring 43.5mm in size and 245g in weight, XCD 4/28P is the lightest and smallest lens of the Hasselblad X System.* This transportable lens with exact optical design empowers photographers to seize the world with the press of a shutter.

XCD 4/28P adopts an optical construction of 9 components in eight teams, together with two aspherical components and one ED ingredient, which ensures glorious imaging whereas successfully suppressing chromatic dispersion. With a thoughtfully crafted association, the lens has a compact dimension and a strong efficiency, assembly the decision necessities of 100 million pixels. The lens yields sharp imaging with excessive precision and excessive decision from the centre to the perimeters, attaining beautiful picture high quality throughout the body.

The steel lens options an engraved focus ring with a Hasselblad “H” sample, a nod to the design of the XCD Collection lenses, and holds to Hasselblad’s ongoing dedication to element and craftsmanship.

With a 22cm minimal focusing distance and 1:6 magnification, wealthy close-ups of flowers, delicacies, and far more are effortlessly captured.

XCD 4/28P sports activities a linear stepping motor and a lighter, smaller focusing lens group. When used with the PDAF expertise of X2D 100C, the focusing lens group can rapidly attain the focusing place and obtain a exact cease. Leading to quick, correct, and responsive focusing.

The lens’s small however highly effective leaf shutter helps capturing with flash synchronisation in any respect shutter speeds, with flash synchronisation as much as 1/4000s.

There are presently two Hasselblad XCD lens sequence, V Collection and P Collection. The P Collection consists of entry-level skinny, light-weight lenses that may meet day by day images wants. P Collection lenses work with the X2D to supply extra capturing prospects for travelling photographers.

The V Collection focuses on optical efficiency and management expertise. The lenses have a bigger aperture delivering a extra pronounced background blurring impact. In addition they function a depth of area scale, distance scale, and a spotlight ring that may be switched between autofocus and guide focus, with a customisable management ring. The V Collection presently contains the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V and XCD 2,5/90V.

The Hasselblad XCD 4/28P Lens has an MSRP of EUR €1,899, together with gross sales tax, and USD $1,679, excluding gross sales tax. It’s now obtainable to order instantly. See particulars of the brand new product at

* As of August 2023.

Principal specificationsLens typePrime lensMax Format sizeMedium Format (44x33mm)Focal length22 mmImage stabilizationNoLens mountHasselblad XApertureMaximum apertureF4Minimum apertureF32Aperture ringNoOpticsElements9Groups8Special components / coatings2 aspherical, 1 (ED) elementFocusMinimum focus0.22 m (8.66″)Most magnification0.17×AutofocusYesFocus methodInternalPhysicalWeight245 g (0.54 lb)Diameter75 mm (2.95″)Length44 mm (1.73″)Filter thread72 mmTripod collarNo