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Hasselblad X1D II 50C
Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5

Veiling Flare

This page looks at veiling flare of the Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 when shot towards the sun. All images used the lens hood, no filters were used, and the lens was spotlessly clean.

Unshaded = lens hood attached but no other protection
    Shaded = lens hood attached, hand blocking direct sunlight from striking from of lens.

Identical exposure and processing for shaded/unshaded images.

Flare @ 75mm

The Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 delivers unacceptable veiling flare when shooting towards the sun (sun outside frame) unless extra precautions are taken to shield the front element from direct sunlight.

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Variants Unshaded,Shaded available in full article
f8 @ 1/100 sec electronic shutter, ISO 100; 2020-06-09 06:22:28
Hasselblad X1D II 50C + Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 @ 61.4mm equiv (75mm)
ENV: Alabama Hills, altitude 5300 ft / 1615 m, 60°F / 15°C
RAW: Enhance Details, vignetting corrected, pull 0.65 stops, +40 Whites, +20 Clarity

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