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Hasselblad says it will be almost impossible to make zooms for the X1D system

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Hasselblad is doing a great job answering all the questions on their Facebook page. Here are a couple of Q&A points. The most interesting info is that it’s highly unlikely there will be ever a zoom for the X1D system.

Question: “If I had any one desire with a mirrorless camera, it would be to have an extremely compact normal lens (pancake lens) or compact zoom.”
Hasselblad: “On a shot-term we are introducing a 30 mm wide angle lens already at photokina in September this year. More XCD lenses to come next year. Having zoom will be difficult, as it almost impossible theoretically to develop a zoom lens for such large medium format sensor that is compact and practical for such portable camera. We hope this helps!”

Question: “Is it theoretically possible to get faster shutter speeds in future?”
Hasselblad: “It is, yes.”

Question: “The focus point can be moved anywhere within the viewfinder or is it restricted to a certain amount of points?”
Hasselblad: “This feature is still under development, all details will be presented soon. Stay tuned!”

Question: “will there be a model with the 100mp sensor from the h6?
Hasselblad: “You never know ;)”

Preorders:
The Hasselblad X1D-50c at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.
Hasselblad 90mm F/3.2 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.
Hasselblad 45mm F/3.5 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.

 

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