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The about $4495 Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 is equivalent to a 98.6mm f/2.9 as compared to a 35mm full frame camera. As the only macro lens in the XCD lineup, it also doubles as a high performance moderate telephoto lens for distance work.
- Hasselblad X System
- Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/32
- Central Lens Shutter, 1/2000 Sec Sync
- Focuses to 1:2 magnification
- Internal Focusing with MF Override
- Front Filter Thread: 67mm
In the field
The Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 delivers razor sharp images wide open with stunning sharpness by f/5.6. It has none of the self-altering focus problems of the Fujifilm GFX 120mm f/4 and is 1/3 stop faster as well and more compact, and thus I rate it as a far superior lens choice.
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These systems are hugely expensive, so make the right choice for your own needs (full frame vs medium format).
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