Hasselblad 907X camera with CFVII 50C digital back.

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 into the system. Whilst the original H1D camera was somewhat overshadowed by Fujifilm’s almost simultaneous launch of the GFX medium format system, Hasselblad have kept their heads down and built a stellar lineup of optically excellent lenses.

Most notable is the fact that the Hasselbad 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.

List of Hasselblad XCD Lenses

XCD LensAperture RangeAngle of view (diag/hor/vert)LengthDiameterWeightFilter ThreadMFDMaximum Image ScaleEntrance Pupil Position (in front of image plane)Equivalent 35mm Focal LengthEquivalent 35mm ApertureOrder
XCD 21mm f/44-32105°/92°/75°106mm83mm600g77mm0.32m1:1099mm17mmf/3.2Amazon / B&H
XCD 30mm f/3.53.5-3283°/71°/56°88mm83mm550g77mm0.4m1:9.675mm24mmf/2.8Amazon / B&H
XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.53.5-32(4.5-32)77°/64°/50° (41°/33°/25°)145mm85mm1115g77mm0.42/(0.6m)1:8.5/(1:6.5)[email protected]
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28-60mmf/2.8-3.3B&H
XCD 45mm f/3.53.5-3263°/52°/40°75mm76mm417g67mm0.4m1:6.462mm35mmf/2.8Amazon / B&H
XCD 65mm f/2.82.8-3246°/37°/29°93mm81mm727g67mm0.5m1:5.460mm51mmf/2.2Amazon / B&H
XCD 80mm f/1.91.9-3238°/31°/23°112mm84mm1044g77mm0.7m1:6.461mm63mmf/1.5Amazon / B&H
XCD 90mm f/3.23.2-3234°/27°/21°100mm77mm619g67mm0.7m1:653mm71mmf/2.5Amazon / B&H
XCD 120mm f/3.5 Macro3.5-3226°/21°/16°150mm81mm970g77mm0.431:2106mm95mmf/2.8Amazon / B&H
XCD 135mm f/2.82.8-3223°/19°/14°149mm81mm935g77mm1m1:5.857mm105mmf/2.2Amazon / B&H
XCD 135mm f/2.8 + 1.7 converter (f4.8 with converter)4.8-5514°/11°/8°195mm81mm1372g77mm1.05m1:3.4102mm178mmf/3.5Amazon / B&H

List of Hasselblad H System Lenses (HC/HCD)

Using the Hasselblad H System adapter, all H System lenses can be used on X System cameras whilst maintaining leaf shutter support and full electronic communication for autofocus and aperture control.

Hasselblad H System LensAperture RangeAngle of view (diag/hor/vert)LengthDiameterWeightFilter ThreadMFDMaximum Image ScaleEntrance Pupil Position (in front of image plane)Equivalent 35mm Focal LengthOrder
HCD 24mm f/4.84.8-32104°/92°/76°99mm100mm810g95mm0.381:9.7136mm18mmAmazon / B&H
HCD 28mm f/44-3295°/83°/66°102mm100mm850g95mm0.35m1:7.3134mm21.2mmAmazon / B&H
HC 35mm f/3.53.5-32mm82°/70°/55°124mm100mm975g95mm0.5m1:9.6152mm26.2mmAmazon / B&H
HCD 35-90mm f/4-5.64-3283°/70°/55° (39°/31°/24°)167mm102.5mm1410g95mm0.65m1:13[email protected]
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26.6-63.8mmAmazon / B&H
HC 50mm f/3.5 II3.5-3263°/52°/40°116mm85mm975g77mm0.6m1:8.8134mm37.2mmB&H
HC 50-110 f/3.5-4.53.5-3262°/52°/39° (31°/25°/19°)152mm103mm165095mm0.7m1:10.8 (1:5.2)[email protected]
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37.9-79.4mmAmazon / B&H
HC 80mm f/2.82.8-3241°/33°/25°70mm84mm475g67mm0.7m1:6.579mm60.4mmAmazon / B&H
HC 100mm f/2.22.2-3234°/28°/21°80.5mm87.5mm780g77mm0.9m1:7.268mm73.3mmAmazon / B&H
HC 120mm f/4 Macro II4-4529°/23°/18°166mm96mm1410g67mm0.39m1:1149mm87mmAmazon / B&H
HC 150mm f/3.23.2-4523°/19°/14°124mm86mm970g77mm1.3m1:6.868mm110.2mmAmazon / B&H
HC 210mm f/44-4517°/13°/9.6°168mm86mm1320g77mm1.8m1:768mm154.8mmAmazon / B&H
HC 300mm f/4.54.5-4511.9°/9.6°/7.2°198mm100mm2120g95mm2.45m1:7.513mm214.1mmAmazon / B&H

List of Hasselblad X-Pan Lenses

Using the Hasselblad XPan Adapter you can mount Hasselbad XPan lenses to the X Series cameras. The adapter only adds 21.4mm to the length of the lenses and weigh just 112g.

XPan lenses are not manufactured anymore, but they 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 that are 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 were responsible for the manufacture of 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.

Hasselblad XPan LensAperture RangeAngle of view (diag/hor)(panorama format)LengthDiameterWeightLens ElementsFilter ThreadMFDEquivalent 35mm Focal Length
XPan 30mm f/5.6
5.6-2298°/94 °53mmNo data310g1058mm0.7m17mm
XPan 45mm f/44-2274°/71 °47mmNo data235g849mm0.7m35mm
XPan 90mm f/44-2242°/40 °73mmNo data365g949mm1m50mm

Hasselblad V System Lenses

Using the Hasselblad X-V Adapter with an X System camera will allow usage of a wide range of much older V System lenses. Lenses that are compatible with this adapter carry the designations: C, CB, CF, CFI, CFE, F and FE.

Note that all but two V System lenses were produced by Zeiss. Schneider were responsible for the production of two zoom lenses.

It should also be noted that the name “V System” was actually only put into use when the digital H System was launched. Throughout the many years of service on 500 Series cameras, people usually referred to the lenses as CF lenses.

Hasselblad V System Lenses (C)

Hasselblad V System LensAperture RangeDesignFloating ElementsMFDIR Focus MarkFilter ThreadShutter TypeFlash ConnectorTimerFocus RingAperture RingDoF PreviewElectrical ContactsLengthWeight
Distagon 40mm f/4 CF FLE4-2211 elements 10 groupsYes0.5mYesSeries 93 bayonetProntor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo101.5mm915g
Distagon 50mm f/4 CF FLE4-229 elements 8 groupsYes0.5mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo95.1mm800g

Hasselblad V System Lenses (CB)

Hasselblad V System LensAperture RangeDesignFloating ElementsMFDIR Focus MarkFilter ThreadShutter TypeFlash ConnectorTimerFocus RingAperture RingDoF PreviewElectrical ContactsLengthWeight
Distagon 40mm f/4 CF FLE4-2211 elements 10 groupsYes0.5mYesSeries 93 bayonetProntor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo101.5mm915g
Distagon 50mm f/4 CF FLE4-229 elements 8 groupsYes0.5mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo95.1mm800g

Hasselblad V System Lenses (CF)

Hasselblad V System LensAperture RangeDesignFloating ElementsMFDIR Focus MarkFilter ThreadShutter TypeFlash ConnectorTimerFocus RingAperture RingDoF PreviewElectrical ContactsLengthWeight
Distagon 24mm f/3.5 CF3.5-22UnknownNo0.32mNoNoneProntor CFYesNoYesYesNoNoUnknownUnknown
F Distagon 30mm f/3.5 CF3.5-228 elements 7 groupsNo0.3mYes24mmProntor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo117.5mm1365g
Biogon 38mm f/4 CF4-228 elements 5 groupsNo0.3mYesB60Compur CFYesNoYesYesNoNo80mm540g
Distagon 50mm f/4 CF4-227 elements 7 groupsNo0.5mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo95.7mm790g
Distagon 60mm f/3.5 CF3.5-227 elements 7 groupsNo0.6mYesB60Prontor CFYesYesYesYesYesNo82.8mm680g
Planar 80mm f/2.8 CF2.8-227 elements 5 groupsNo0.9mYesB60Compur SyncroYesNoYesYesYesNo65mm510g
Planar 100mm f/3.5 CF3.5-225 elements 4 groupsNo0.9mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo75mm605g
UV-Sonnar 105mm f/4.3 CF4.3-327 elements 7 groupsNo1.8mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo90.6mm820g
Makro-Planar 120mm f/4 CF4-326 elements 4 groupsNo0.8mYesB60Compur SyncroYesYesYesYesYesNo99mm695g
Makro-Planar 135mm f/5.6 CF5.6-457 elements 4 groupsNo2m with bellowsNoB60Prontor CFYesYesYesYesYesNo80.2mm620g
Schneider Variogon 140-280mm f/5.6 CF5.6-4517 elements 14 groupsNo2.5mYesSeries 93 (drop-in)Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo234mm1740g
Sonnar 150mm f/4 CF4-325 elements 3 groupsNo1.4mNoB60Prontor CFYesYesYesYesYesNo81.8mm785g
Sonnar 180mm f/4 CF4-325 elements 4 groupsNo1.55mYesB60Prontor CFYesYesYesYesYesNo103.8mm1075g
Sonnar 250mm f/5.6 CF5.6-434 elements 3 groupsNo2.5mYesB60Prontor CFYesYesYesYesYesNo163.6mm1000g
Sonnar-Superachromat 250mm f/5.6 CF5.6-456 elements 6 groupsNo2.8mYesB60Prontor CFYesYesYesYesYesNo155mm1000g
Tele-Tessar 350mm f/5.6 CF5.6-644 elements 4 groupsNo4.5mNoSeries 93 screwProntor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo226.5mm1350g
Tele-APO-Tessar 500mm f/8 CF5.6-455 elements 3 groupsNo4.6mYesSeries 86 screwProntor CFNoYesYesyesYesNo329mm1810g

Hasselblad V System Lenses (CF FLE)

Hasselblad V System LensAperture RangeDesignFloating ElementsMFDIR Focus MarkFilter ThreadShutter TypeFlash ConnectorTimerFocus RingAperture RingDoF PreviewElectrical ContactsLengthWeight
Distagon 40mm f/4 CF FLE4-2211 elements 10 groupsYes0.5mYesSeries 93 bayonetProntor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo101.5mm915g
Distagon 50mm f/4 CF FLE4-229 elements 8 groupsYes0.5mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo95.1mm800g

Hasselblad V System Lenses (F)

Hasselblad V System LensAperture RangeDesignFloating ElementsMFDIR Focus MarkFilter ThreadShutter TypeFlash ConnectorTimerFocus RingAperture RingDoF PreviewElectrical ContactsLengthWeight
Distagon 40mm f/4 CF FLE4-2211 elements 10 groupsYes0.5mYesSeries 93 bayonetProntor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo101.5mm915g
Distagon 50mm f/4 CF FLE4-229 elements 8 groupsYes0.5mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo95.1mm800g

Hasselblad V System Lenses (FE)

Hasselblad V System LensAperture RangeDesignFloating ElementsMFDIR Focus MarkFilter ThreadShutter TypeFlash ConnectorTimerFocus RingAperture RingDoF PreviewElectrical ContactsLengthWeight
Distagon 40mm f/4 CF FLE4-2211 elements 10 groupsYes0.5mYesSeries 93 bayonetProntor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo101.5mm915g
Distagon 50mm f/4 CF FLE4-229 elements 8 groupsYes0.5mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo95.1mm800g

Hasselblad V System Lenses (CFI)

Hasselblad V System LensAperture RangeDesignFloating ElementsMFDIR Focus MarkFilter ThreadShutter TypeFlash ConnectorTimerFocus RingAperture RingDoF PreviewElectrical ContactsLengthWeight
Distagon 40mm f/4 CF FLE4-2211 elements 10 groupsYes0.5mYesSeries 93 bayonetProntor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo101.5mm915g
Distagon 50mm f/4 CF FLE4-229 elements 8 groupsYes0.5mYesB60Prontor CFYesNoYesYesYesNo95.1mm800g

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