Hasselblad has officially announced the new XCD 45mm f/4 P Lens. Impressively portable, this lens is a sleek wide-angle prime distinguished by its compact and lightweight form factor. The US price for this lens is $1,099.00, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video.
Designed for X-series medium format mirrorless cameras, this lens offers a familiar 36mm equivalent focal length to benefit working in a wide variety of situations. Two aspherical elements are featured in the optical design, which reduce a variety of aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity. Its close 1.1′ minimum focusing distance also suits working with close-up subjects and a mechanical focusing system lends a more tactile feel when manually focusing. Autofocus is quick and quiet, too, and this lens also incorporates a revised Central Lens Shutter for notably quiet performance along with support for shutter speeds up to 1/2000 sec with flash sync at all speeds.