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Hasselblad X2D 100C
Hasselblad XCD 55mm f/2.5 V

Aperture Series: Canyon Cliff, Colorado National Monument

This page presents evaluates the Hasselblad XCD 55mm f/2.5 from f/2.5 to f/8, also commenting also on the quality of the Hasselblad X2D 100C.

It’s not easy to design a high performance lens covering a 44 X 33mm sensor, especially with a bright/fast aperture. With lens speed of f/2.5 (equivalent to f/2 on 35mm format), one could easily set modest expectations for the 55/2.5. But the performance is very strong wide open, albeit with one apparent niggle in the edge areas.

Includes images up to full camera resolution from f/2.5 to f/9.

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