With the announcement of the XCD 135mm and 80mm, Hasselblad’s line of XCD lenses is expanding to a total of nine lenses for the X1D. This is a welcomed expansion because there’s been complaints about the X1D not having enough lenses available upon its launch. Hasselblad’s been working to expand the X1D’s lens options since Feburary, announcing four additional lenses then.
Promised to be a good lens for portrait photography, the new 135mm f/2.8 is set to be released with a 1.7 teleconverter, which would increase the focal length to a 230mm f/4.8. Before the 135mm, the longest telephoto that was offered for the X1D was the XCD 90mm f/3.2, which was greatly criticized for its bokeh, which many found unpleasant looking.
As for the 80mm, Hasselblad didn’t release any specifics on its specs, but they did say that it is going to be “the highest aperture lens that Hasselblad has ever introduced.”
In addition to the announcement of the 135mm and 80mm, Hasselblad detailed a bit more about the other new lenses that are being release for the X1D. The previously announced XCD 22mm ultra-wide-angle lens has reportedly been updated to 21mm (now being called the XCD 21mm) and Hasselblad confirmed that all the new XCD lenses will have an integral central shutter, offering more shutter speed ranges and full flash synchronization up to 1/2000th second. Hasselblad also confirmed that the XCD 21mm will have a f/4.0 aperture, while the XCD 35-75mm zoom will have an aperture of f/3.5-4.5 and the XCD 65mm will have an aperture of f/2.8.
Hasselblad says that all new XCD lenses, excluding the 80mm, will be released during the first half of 2018. The 80mm will get a slightly later release date, being planned for release in the second half of 2018.
If you're wondering how the Hasselblad X1D performs, check out this quick video showing how the X1D works under different ISO levels:
Go to hasselblad.com to learn more about the X1D and to keep up to date with its upcoming lenses.