HASSELBLAD XCD 45 mm f / 4 P lens: the lightest medium format digital autofocus lens in the world

HASSELBLAD has announced the XCD 45mm f / 4 P lens, which they say is the lightest medium format digital autofocus lens in the world.

The new XCD 4 / 45P was designed with portability in mind, and is the lightest and most compact member of the XCD lens family. It weighs only 320 g (0.7 pounds) and measures 47 mm (1.85 inches) deep.

“We are very proud to be able to produce a lens with optical performance as high as the rest of our XCD lenses in such a compact form.”

Main optical designer of Hasselblad, by Nordlund.

The XCD 45P features an optical design that incorporates two aspherical elements, resulting in state-of-the-art optical performance within compact dimensions. Both the autofocus motor and the leaf shutter have been reduced in audible noise. Photographers will discover that the new XCD 45P blade shutter is less audible than many mechanical focal plane shutters.

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With a minimum focusing distance of 35 cm (13.8 inches) and a maximum image scale of 1: 5.2, the XCD 45P is even suitable for food or still life photography.

Its mechanically connected focus ring gives the lens a sensitive and precise manual focus experience. Like the other XCD lenses, the XCD 45P is uncompromising in its build quality, technical excellence, optical performance and balance in portable use, in addition to its built-in shutter that allows flash synchronization up to 1 / 2000s.

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Key features

  • Focal Length: 46.2mm
  • Equivalent focal length (24 × 36): 36 mm
  • Opening range: 4 – 22
  • Viewing angle diag / hor / vert: 61 ° / 50 ° / 39 °
  • Length / diameter: 52/80 mm
  • Length (from the camera lens mounting flange): 47 mm
  • Weight (without covers and sun visor): 320 g
  • Filter diameter: 62 mm
  • Shutter speed range: 1 hour 8 minutes at 1 / 2000th sec
  • Compatibility Hasselblad X System Cameras

Price and availability

The XCD 4 / 45P has a suggested price of € 1199 / £ 1030 / CNY ¥ 8999 with VAT and $ 1099 USD / JPY ¥ 130000 without VAT. Orders are available now and shipping will begin in late January 2020.