Hasselblad has announced a new Lightweight Field Kit bundle for its X2D 100C medium format mirrorless camera. The Hasselblad X2D 100C was released in September 2022 at the cost of $8,199 for the body only. Three new f/2.5 lenses were also announced alongside the camera, although they’re not exactly lightweight. Hasselblad’s new kit includes two f/4 lenses to minimise weight.
The Hasselblad X2D 100C Lightweight Field Kit contains the X2D 100C camera body along with the XCD 4/21 and XCD 4/45P lenses. Bought separately, the camera with those two lenses comes out to around $13,050. As a bundle, though, there’s a little bit of a saving with a price tag of $12,759. When it comes to weigh savings, though, the whole combo, Hasselblad says, weighs only 1,810g.
The Hasselblad X2D 100C contains a 100-megapixel back-side illuminated sensor for up to 15 stops of dynamic range with 16-bit colour depth. It also features up to 7 stops of in-camera image stabilisation (IBIS), allowing for handheld shooting at some very low shutter speeds. It has a native ISO range from 64 up to 24,600, around 97% coverage on its phase detect autofocus system and 1TB of internal SSD storage, as well as a CFexpress slot.
When it comes to lenses, the Hasselblad XCD 4/21 is the widest field of view lens that Hasselblad has ever produced, offering a field of view equivalent to that of a 17mm focal length on a full-frame camera. The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P still offers a familiar field of view, a hair longer than that of a 35mm lens on a full frame body. The two combined, however, make for a decent looking bundle as a walkaround kit. The combination of ultra-wide 21mm and wide angle 45mm focal focal length lenses make it well suited to travel, street photography, landscapes, architecture and similar genres.
I can’t see this kit breaking any sales records given its high price tag. But there are definitely going to be a lot of people out there for whom this bundle is ideally suited, in terms of both their work and budget.
The Hasselblad X2D 100C Lightweight Field Kit is available to buy now for $12,759 and appears to be already shipping.
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