Hasselblad has shipped me a 90 mm f/2.5 XCD lens for evaluation with my X2D 100C. I don’t normally test gear I don’t own — in fact, I’ve only done it once before, with a Kolari-modded camera. But the 90/2.5 is currently unavailable to consumers, and I’ve been interested in the lens since it was… [Read More]
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This is the 40th in a series of posts on the Hasselblad X2D 100C camera and the XCD lenses. You will be able to find all the posts in this series by looking at the righthand column on this page and finding the Category “X2D”. I was asked recently to show how much longitudinal chromatic… [Read More]
The Swebo TC-1 is a nice piece of kit, but the rail and bellows only accommodate about 190 mm of flange focal distance. I can focus the Digaron HR 180mm lens from infinity to a few meters, but I can’t use longer lenses even at infinity, and I can’t get the bellows draw necessary for… [Read More]
720nm IR-modded GFX 50R on the back of a Swebo TC-1, Rodenstock 180mm f/5.6 HR Digaron on the front of the TC-1, a 950 nm filter on the front of the lens. Edge burned for aesthetic reasons; the lens covers the sensor perfectly, as far as I can tell.
It’s not a very exciting picture, but it’s the first one I made with the Swebo TC-1. On the front of the tech cam was a Rodenstock 180mm f/5.6 HR Digaron. On the back was a Fujifilm GFX 100S. Some notes: The bellows and the monorail are long enough to allow the lens to focus… [Read More]