With a sleek design to match the X1D and X2D camera systems, the XCD 55mm f/2.5 V Lens from Hasselblad is a standard-length, 43mm equivalent prime designed to cover the camera's large 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor area. This lens offers a natural field of view and is well-suited to still life, portraits, and everyday shooting applications. It also features a 17.7" minimum focusing distance along with an optical design meant to maintain image quality and sharpness throughout the focusing range for accurate depiction of close-up subjects. Like other XCD lenses, the XCD 55mm f/2.5 V has an integrated Central Lens Shutter that is capable of shutter speeds up to 1/2000 sec with flash sync at all speeds, and its internal autofocus design can be manually overridden for precise manual focusing control.
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- Hasselblad X System
- 43mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/32
- Central Lens Shutter, 1/2000 sec Sync
Hasselblad XCD 55mm f/2.5 V Overview
Hasselblad XCD 55mm f/2.5 V Specs
|Focal Length||55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 43mm)|
|Lens Mount||Hasselblad X|
|Angle of View||53°|
|Area of Coverage||28 x 21 cm|
|Minimum Focus Distance||17.7" / 45 cm|
|Macro Reproduction Ratio||1:6.4|
|Optical Design||9 Elements in 8 Groups|
|Leaf Shutter||Yes, up to 1/2000 Second Sync Speed|
|Filter Size||72 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3 x 2.8" / 76 x 72 mm|
|Weight||13.1 oz / 372 g|
|Package Weight||2.985 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.6 x 10.4 x 5.8"|
Hasselblad XCD 55mm f/2.5 V Reviews
Superior Prime Lens for X2D 100C
This is the perfect compliment to the X2D 100C as it serves as a terrific normal lens. Sharpness is off the charts as is contrast and color rendition. Of course it is very pricey but using Hasselblad products is not for everyone's budget. I just received the lens a few days ago and have been under the weather but so far I am impressed. The focusing and shutter are extremely quiet but all that is secondary to lens acuity and the sharpness of this lens is remarkable. I am posting two images here and the one of my doggie should be examined. Even though it is a low resolution image, you can distinguish every single hair around the eyes of my doggie. The two images were taken hand held. This lens and my 45 mm lens are ideal for street photography. Both are very versatile lenses.
Great optically, but weather resistance?
I love that this lens is well under half the weight of the older 2.8/65 while being a little faster, also that it has a much quieter focus motor and a quieter shutter. The manual focus ring is a great design and joy to use. The lens has incredibly high contrast and micro-contrast offering a modern look of extreme sharpness, especially in the center third of the frame, while retaining much of the depth and 3D look of really exceptional lenses like the 3.2/90. It also seems to have better corrected chromic aberrations than the similarly sharp 4/45P when facing harshly back-lit subjects, or subjects silhouette in front of a deep blue sky. (I am using these lenses with the new X2D body and all other lenses I refer to here are XCD series). However, while literature for the original 3.5/45 and 3.2/90 brag about how you could fearlessly use them in the harshest of outdoor weather conditions (with the X1D bodies), one of the first paragraphs in this unit's owners manual cautions protect the lens when in wet conditions, and do not use in dusty environments. To me, limiting this to being a studio and fair-weather only lens is a huge take-away. Will it also get fungus infections the way Leica M and old medium format film lenses can when moisture and mold or yeast spores get inside through its sub-modern day weather sealing? Hasselblad could have made a perfect everyday, anywhere, only one lens that you need product given the quality of this optical design, but they chose not to, and to me, that imposes serious practical limitations in how I can use it.
XCD 55mm f2.5 V lens on X2D and X1DII Camers
I received a XCD 55mm f2.5 V lens and used it on a X1DII Camera for a couple of weeks before receiving my XD2. The lens are quick and quiet on both cameras and the images are comparable to the older XCD lens. The MF/A focus ring is useful but I still have more to learn about how they interact with X2D and X1DII cameras controls. The function ring also requires more investigation. I bought the 55 mm V lens to supplement the XCD 2.8 65 mm for a normal lens as it is much lighter weight. I do not plan to get the 38 and 90 mm v lens.
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