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Hasselblad Introduces Fast, Wide Angle Lens Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

7 May 2024

Hasselblad has announced its XCD 2,5/25V, the widest-angle lens in the XCD Versatile series with a 20mm full-frame equivalent focal length and a maximum aperture of f2,5.

The XCD 2,5/25V features 13 elements in ten groups, including four aspherical elements and three ED elements, designed fir the high-resolution requirements of 100-megapixel sensors. It also features 9.84-inch minimum focusing and 1:5:8 magnification.


Highlights of the new prime include:

  • Medium format coverage
  • Apertures: f2.5 to f32
  • Focal length: 20mm equivalent
  • Ultrawide-angle prime
  • Leaf shutter with 1/4000 sec sync speed
  • Linear stepping autofocus motor
  • Four aspherical elements, 3 ELD elements
  • 72mm filter thread
  • Minimum focus distance: 9.8"


Specifications for the XCD 2,5/25V include:

Mount Hasselblad X
Focal Length 25mm (20mm equivalent
Aperture f2.5 to f32
Angle of View 95°
Minimum Focus 9.8 inches
Magnification 1:5.8
Optical Design 13 elements in 10 groups
4 aspherical elements, 3 ELD elements
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 72mm
Dimensions 3.0 x 4.1 inchess
Weight 1.3 lb.


The XCD 2,5/25V lens is available now for $3,699. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

Hasselblad Introduces the XCD 2,5/25V, A Wide-Angle Lens for Night Photography

The XCD 2,5/25V is the widest-angle lens in the Hasselblad XCD Versatile series lenses. It has a 20mm full-frame equivalent focal length and a maximum aperture of f2,5. With its expansive view and large aperture, the XCD 2,5/25V was designed for turning nocturnal cityscapes, starry skies and indoor portraits into extraordinary captures.

Its wide-angle focal length encompasses a wealth of scenic elements, providing photographers with ample space and composition. The f2,5 large aperture, coupled with its excellent optical performance, ensures rich highlights and shadows are captured within every frame, even at dusk or after dark.

The XCD 2,5/25V features an optical structure of thirteen elements in ten groups, including four aspherical elements and three ED elements, meeting the high-resolution requirements of 100-megapixel sensors. This ensures images are sharp and crisp from the centre to the edges while effectively suppressing chromatic dispersion.

The optical quality of the lens is also showcased by its robust close-up capabilities. With a 25cm minimum focusing distance and 1:5:8 magnification, its large aperture accentuates close ups, enhancing the expressiveness of subjects like gourmet dishes and flowers.

As part of the Hasselblad XCD V lens series, the design of the XCD 2,5/25V is known for integrating user-friendly functionality with elegance, in both its aesthetics and control. Enhancing the elegance is an engraved "V" insignia on the lens, with the "H" logo engraved on both the focus and control rings.

With a gentle push- pull of the focus ring, photographers can quickly switch between AF and MF modes. ‌In MF mode, intuitive scale marks on the lens keep focus distance and depth of field at a clear glance, enabling precise focus control. Functions such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation can be customised on the control ring, serving as an extension of the camera, allowing users to capture the perfect moment with ease.

The XCD 2,5/25V is equipped with a linear stepping motor and a smaller, lighter focusing lens group, providing a quick and responsive focusing experience when paired with Hasselblad X or V system cameras that support PDAF.

The lens adopts a large-diameter leaf shutter module with a shutter speed of up to 1/4000s. This enables both global shutter and flash synchronisation at all speeds.

The XCD 2,5/25V lens is priced at $3,699/€4,199 and is available to purchase online and at selected retail stores worldwide. For more information about the XCD 2,5/25V, visit

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