Hasselblad’s XCD 4/45P is the lightest digital medium format lens around

It’s only 0.7 lbs and 1.85 inches long!

Hasselblad XCD 4/45P digital medium format lens
The compact lens has nine elements in seven groups, including 2 aspherical elements.Hasselblad

Hasselblad’s X1D medium format cameras have the guts of a high-end studio camera inside a compact body that can easily be carried around out in the real world. Although the body itself is quite compact, the compatible lenses added some heft to the camera, but now that is changing.

This week, Hasselblad announced a forthcoming lens called the XCD 4/45P, which the company claims is the lightest medium format autofocus lens ever. At only 0.7 lbs it’s certainly the lightest lens in the Hasselblad lineup. Here is what else we know about it:

  • Nine elements in seven groups, including 2 aspherical elements 
  • Quiet autofocus motor and leaf shutter 
  • Aperture range: f/4 - f/22
  • Minimum focusing distance:  0.35 m
  • Flash sync up to 1/2000s (thanks to the leaf shutter)
  • Weigh:  0.7 lbs 
  • Length: 1.85 inches 
Hasselblad XCD 4/45P digital medium format lens on the X1D camera
The lens is the most lightweight option available for the X1D camera line.Hasselblad

The lens will be available at the end of the month for $1099. Thinking of making the switch to Hasselblad’s medium format mirrorless system? Check out our hands on review of the X1D II-50c.