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The about $2750 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 is a 'normal' lens, equivalent to a 53mm f/2.3 as compared to a 35mm full frame camera (long dimension of frame). With very low distortion, it is an excellent all-arounder.
Adding to its appeal is reference-grade performance in a relatively compact package. It might well be a first lens choice for many.
Bitingly sharp lens with strictly controlled field curvature. Based on field shots, sharpness falloff in outer zones as seen in the MTF chart appears to be a mild peripheral forward field curvature which is mostly evened-out at f/4, and looking terrific at f/5.6. The field curvature as such things go is mild for a 65mm medium format lens. Stopping down, there lingers a mild field curvature in the mid zones.
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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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