Hasselblad’s X System is still in its infancy but the launch of the X1D II camera, and development announcement for the modular 907x camera has sparked new interest in the system. Whilst the original H1D camera was somewhat overshadowed by Fujifilm’s almost simultaneous launch of the GFX medium format system, Hasselblad has kept its heads down and built a stellar lineup of optically excellent lenses.
Most notable is the fact that the Hasselblad XCD lenses are all quite small and light, in keeping with the svelte design of the X1D cameras themselves. This makes the Hasselblad X System an intriguing possibility for travel and landscape photographers who want a compact system that has a huge range of focal lengths available already in the native XCD lens lineup.
If you broaden your horizons even further, the three available Hasselblad lens adapters open your options up to include 3 panoramic XPan lenses, 12 modern Hasselblad H System lenses and over sixty legacy C, CB, CF, CFI, CFE, F and FE lenses.
Hasselblad XCD Lens Terminology
Below is an overview of the most common acronyms and abbreviations found within the names of Hasselblad XCD lenses.
- P – Hasselblad XCD lenses with a P in the name are pancake lenses that prioritize a compact design.
- V – Hasselblad XCD V lenses include fast focussing stepping motors, a focus ring with a manual clutch, DOF readings and a user-customizable control ring.
Hasselblad XCD Lens Release Dates
Sometimes it’s helpful to know how old a lens is; many people are most interested in buying the newest lenses. For this reason, I have created a table that shows the Hasselblad XCD lens release dates, with the latest lenses listed right at the top.
|XCD Lens Model||Release Date (MMDDYY)|
|Hasselblad XCD 38mm f/2.5 V||09/07/22|
|Hasselblad XCD 55mm f/2.5 V||09/07/22|
|Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/2.5 V||09/07/22|
|Hasselblad XCD 4/45P||01/15/2020|
|Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5||06/19/2019|
|Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8||09/25/2018|
|Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9||09/25/2018|
|Hasselblad XCD 135mm f/2.8||09/25/2018|
|Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4||05/18/2018|
|Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Macro||02/28/2017|
|Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5||09/19/2016|
|Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5||06/22/2016|
|Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2||06/22/2016|
Complete List of Hasselblad XCD Lenses and Specifications
By default, lenses in the table are sorted by their widest focal length, placing wide-angle lenses at the top and super-telephoto lenses at the bottom.
- Use the filters to narrow down lenses shown in the table.
- Use the horizontal scroll bar below the table to reveal more specifications.
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Using Hasselblad X-Pan Lenses With X System Cameras
XPan lenses are not manufactured anymore but are readily available on the second-hand market. These lenses were created for the Hasselblad XPan panoramic camera, which used 35mm film. Due to their design as a panoramic lens, the camera will automatically apply a panoramic crop to the images created when one of these lenses is mounted.
Note that the Hasselblad XPan cameras were developed in joint partnership with Fujifilm, and Fuji also sold the camera branded as a Fuji TX-1 and later a TX-2. Fujifilm was responsible for manufacturing all XPan lenses, and the lenses were available with either Hasselblad or Fujifilm branding on the packages. To my knowledge, they were optically identical lenses, differentiated only by the pain colour. Hasselblad lenses were black; Fuji lenses were a sort of silvery colour. A complete list of Hasselblad XPan lenses can be found here.
Using Hasselblad H System Lenses (HC/HCD) With X System Cameras
Using the Hasselblad H System adapter, all Hasselblad H System HCD lenses can be used on X System cameras whilst maintaining leaf shutter support and full electronic communication for autofocus and aperture control. A complete list of HCD lenses and their specifications can be found here.
Using Hasselblad V System Lenses With X System Cameras
Using the Hasselblad X-V Adapter with an X System camera will allow the usage of a wide range of much older V System lenses. Lenses compatible with this adapter carry the designations: C, CB, CF, CFI, CFE, F and FE.
Note that Zeiss produced all but two V System lenses. Schneider was responsible for the production of two zoom lenses. It should also be noted that the name “V System” was only used when the digital H System was launched. Throughout the years of service on 500 Series cameras, people usually referred to the lenses as CF lenses.