Hasselblad announced XPan compact adapter for the X1D camera system


Hasselblad announced a new XPan compact adapter for the X1D camera system that allows XPan lenses to be used with the medium format mirrorless camera. The XPan lenses are already discontinued, but they can still be found on eBay (30mm f/5.6, 45mm f/4 and 90mm f/4). The adapter adds 21.4 mm to the length of the Xpan lenses. Aperture and focusing are controlled manually on the lens. The XPAN lenses have no built-in shutter and the camera's electronic shutter must be used. Here are the technical specifications:

  • Maximum outer diameter: 73mm
  • Height: 21.4mm
  • Weight: 112g

Yesterday Hasselblad released also a new X1D firmware update version 1.2.

Hasselblad X1D cameras are now up to $2,000 off.

Full press release and additional pictures:

HASSELBLAD LAUNCHES XPAN LENS ADAPTER FOR THE X SYSTEM

Hasselblad expands its range of accessories for the X System with the new XPan Lens Adapter, allowing photographers to use their legacy XPan lenses on the award-winning X System

The Hasselblad XPan lens series was released in 1998 and the new adapter bridges the iconic optics with the latest imaging capabilities from the mirrorless X1D system, just recently benchmarking the highest score by DxO Mark. The sleek new adapter is lightweight, compact, and works seamlessly into the setup.

“The original XPan lenses inspired us when we introduced the current X1D lenses,”

said Ove Bengtsson - Product Manager. “The new XPan Lens Adapter speaks to two major aspects of Hasselblad, our drive to innovate and push medium format technology such as the X1D and also to our respect for the legacy equipment that many photographers still rely on to this day. This adapter is the merger of those ideas and that’s what makes this announcement so exciting.”

Customers utilizing the new XPan Lens Adapter first are advised to update their X1D to Firmware 1.20, launched on December 19, 2017. This update also includes a new Selectable Crop Mode that

features the classic proportions of the XPan system. Hasselblad will continue to support its legacy and new products alike with plans to create a V to X system adapter and a dual battery charger for the X1D.

The XPan Adapter will be available in mid-January and will retail at €179 / US $179 / £159 / RMB ¥ 1,580 / JPY ¥  21,999 incl. VAT.

Note:

The XPan lenses were originally designed for film use, and may show a slight loss of edge sharpness in some cases. This is caused by the IR filter and sensor cover glass now being included in the light path. Stopping the lens down will improve its performance.

Additional information can be found on hasselblad.com.


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