Hasselblad has released an updated XCD lens roadmap containing two new lenses that will be released in 2018.


The updated lens roadmap for the Hasselblad XCD range. (Source: Hasselblad.)

The new XCD 135mm f/2.8 lens comes with a dedicated 1,7x converter that extends the reach of the lens to 230mm f/4.8. It will be followed by an XCD 80mm lens for which no specifications have been released but which Hasselblad says is set to become the highest aperture lens the company has ever introduced. Like the other XCD lenses, all new XCD lenses will have an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.

In addition to these two new lenses, the previously announced XCD 22mm ultra-wide-angle lens has been updated to 21mm to meet the Hasselblad users’ demands for a better wide-angle lens experience. Hasselblad is also releasing aperture details for previously announced XCD lenses: the XCD 21 ultra-wide-angle lens will feature f/4.0, the XCD 35-75mm zoom lens will have f/3.5-4.5, and the XCD 65mm lens will have f/2.8.

All new XCD lenses, besides XCD 80mm, are expected to be available during the first half of 2018, while the XCD 80mm high aperture featuring lens is planned for the second half of 2018.

For more information, visit Hasselblad online at www.hasselblad.com.