This page presents evaluates the Hasselblad XCD 38mm f/2.5 from f/2.5 to f/11, with a special attention to its pronounced central rearward focus shift, so strong as to guarantee inferior results if not compensated-for by the photographer. The XCD 38/2.5 is bitingly sharp, but if that sharpness lands in the wrong place then it’s not.
Also examined is the Hasselblad X2D image quality with long exposures, ranging from 18 seconds at f/2.5 to 144 seconds at f/11. The Hasselblad X2D lacks an in-camera long exposure noise reduction (black frame) feature. How does it do?
Includes images up to full camera resolution from f/2.5 to f/11, plus crops.
Many thanks to B&H Photo for loaning the X2D and lenses. Please use links on this site to buy.