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Lightweight yet heavy-duty portrait kit from Hasselblad: X2D 100C

Posted on Jul 16, 2023

Hasselblad drops the 100-megapixel Hasselblad X2D 100C Lightweight Portrait Kit as flagship mirrorless cameras achieve impressive levels of spec

Not too long ago, 45- and 60-megapixel resolutions in a medium-format camera were only available from Hasselblad. Now that flagship mirrorless cameras from consumer manufacturers are achieving comparable levels of spec, the company has responded with the 100-megapixel Hasselblad X2D 100C Lightweight Portrait Kit. 

With a price tag comparable to a modestly sized family car, this is very much a professional’s plaything. The kit is comprised of the flagship mirrorless medium-format camera, the X2D 100C, plus two lenses. These are the XCD 1,9/80, a bokeh-producing wide-aperture autofocus lens offering the equivalent of 63mm; and the XCD 4/45P, an ultra-lightweight and compact lens specifically designed for capturing portraits where some of the surrounding environment is included, which offers the equivalent of 36mm.

Originally published in Issue 109 of Photography News.

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