Equivalent to a full-frame 43mm focal length, the XCD 2,5/55V standard lens produces a viewpoint similar to the human eye. This perspective, combined with the soft bokeh effect from the large f/2.5 aperture, makes this lens an outstanding option for full or half-length portraits and ideal for shooting documentary, still life, or daily photography. When using the XCD 2,5/55V lens, the narrow aperture and leaf shutter blades can create Hasselblad's hallmark eight-point starburst effect on bright light sources. With its compact optical design, small and lightweight focusing module, and optimised leaf shutter, XCD 2,5/55V weighs only 372g but delivers top-class optical performance.
Starting with the selection of high-quality glass, Hasselblad engineers carefully grind each lens to perfect its optical quality and meet the resolution requirements of 100 million pixels. The XCD 2,5/55V lens features nine elements in eight groups, including two aspherical elements, one ED element, and one specially made large-diameter aspherical element. With a thoughtfully crafted arrangement, the lens not only has a compact size but also improves light transmittance and suppresses chromatic dispersion. Combining the XCD 2,5/55V with a Hasselblad mirrorless medium format camera yields stunning results.
The upgraded focusing module adopts a linear stepping motor and a lighter, smaller focusing lens group. These changes effectively eliminate any backlash from the lens group moving and, coupled with the PDAF technology of the X2D 100C, mean the focusing lens group can quickly reach the focusing position and achieve a precise stop. Resulting in fast, flexible, and accurate focusing.
The XCD 2,5/55V lens is equipped with an upgraded leaf shutter that, while smaller, maintains the same precision performance as its predecessors and is fast and quiet to avoid disturbance when shooting. In addition, this ultra-small shutter captures at up to 1/2000s and delivers flash synchronisation at all speeds.
XCD 2,5/55V is a precision-crafted metal lens with a focus ring and a newly added control ring. Both rings are delicately engraved with a Hasselblad "H" logo print. A simple push and pull of the focus ring changes from AF to MF mode, where intuitive scale marks keep focus distance and DOF clear at a glance. The control ring can be customised for quick access to preferred functions, making shooting more convenient and efficient.
In the Box
XCD 2,5/55V lens with front and rear caps, lens shade, lens pouch, documentation.