Hasselblad XCD 4/45P – Compact Autofocus Lens for Medium Format Cameras

January 16th, 2020
Hasselblad XCD 4/45P - Compact Autofocus Lens for Medium Format Cameras

Hasselblad just introduced a new X-mount lens: the Hasselblad XCD 4/45P. This lightweight and compact glass is the “world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens in the market today,” according to Hasselblad. Let’s take a closer look at it!

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Hasselblad XCD 4/45P Features

The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P is the brands’ latest addition to its line of X-mount lenses. Indeed, it is compatible with their medium format cameras like the Hasselblad X1D II.

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The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P mounted on the X1D II. Image credit: Hasselblad

The XCD 4/45P has a focal length of 46.2mm (36mm Full-Frame equivalent) and an aperture of F/4. It is an excellent all-around autofocus lens option to keep on your camera at all times.

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This tiny and compact autofocus lens is only 1.85in/47mm long for a weight of 0.7lbs/320g. The lens design consists of 9 elements in 7 groups with two aspherical elements. The minimum focusing distance is pretty small at only 13.8in/35cm, which is handy as an everyday lens. The front filter is 62mm.

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If you are doing street photography, Hasselblad claims that “thanks to evolved designs, both the autofocus motor and leaf shutter have been reduced in audible noise.”

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The Hasselblad lineup of X-mount lenses. Image credit: Hasselblad

With the addition of the XCD 4/45P, the Hasselblad X-mount line of lenses now consist of ten lenses ranging from 21mm to 135mm.

Price and Availability

The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P will be available at the end of this month for $1099.00/1199€. At the moment, it is the most affordable X-mount lens available, far beyond the XCD 45mm F/3.5, that retails for $2695.00.

What do you think of this new Hasselblad XCD 4/45P lens? Did you invest in the X-mount ecosystem to pair with your X1D II? Let us know in the comments below!

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Christopher Dobey
MemberJanuary 16th, 2020

After renting the X1D mk II for a shoot I can’t speak highly enough about it – ok the autofocus is umm sluggish coming from the Full Frame world but the picture quality and solid aluminum mono body just feels so premium in hand. Oh and that video is ‘not ready’ yet but still an absolute steal at $5.7K for Mirrorless Medium Format.

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