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For a general understanding of format equivalence, see Format-Equivalent Depth of Field and F-Stop.
The about $3750 Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 (21.8mm actual) is equivalent to a 17.9mm f/3.3 as compared to a 35mm full frame camera (long dimension of frame). Its field of view might be unmatched (as of August 2018) for medium format which has long suffered from not very wide angle lenses.
- Hasselblad X System
- Aperture Range: f/4to f/32
- Two Aspherical Elements
- Central Lens Shutter, 1/2000 Sec Sync
- Minimum Focus Distance: 1.05 ft / 32 cm
- Internal Focusing with MF Override
- Front Filter Thread: 77mm
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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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