In the last post, I said that Hasselblad was shipping me a XCD 90V lens to review. When I wrote that post, we had not worked out when I’ll be able to publish the results. No we have, and Hasselblad wants me to hold the review until they give the word.
So there will be a delay of uncertain length. I’m hoping to be able to publish by the end of the month, but there are no guarantees; I’ll just have to wait until I get the go-ahead from Hasselblad.
There is good news. The lens has shipped, and I should get it this week.
Happy New Year, Jim!
Looking forward to the Hasselblad lens evaluation. Hasseblad must have high confidence in their glass to offer an independent expert test it and publish results. Let’s hope they don’t back out.
Would be interesting to see some comparisons with other reference glass, like Voigtlander’s 65mm Apo Lanthar, or Zeiss’ 85mm Otus.
In the lookout for an optimum and compact landscape system for the cost, I find that a Sony a7R3 with Voigtlander’s 4 Apo Lanthar lenses, and the 25 and 85mm Loxia lenses from Zeiss, makes a great kit.
I’d be willing to consider Fuji’s GFX100 system or Hasselblad’s X2D if the optics justify it. 42Mpx is sufficient for my work, and the differences in dynamic range doesn’t appear significant among Sony’s latest sensors. I believe there’s a more substantive difference to be had from the optics than from the sensors in question, and the Sony a7R3 camera and Voigtlander’s compact lenses, is a compelling proposition.
Many thanks for the fantastic writing and meticulous work.
I’ve sold the 65 Apo-Lanthar, but I still have the Otus 85.
Would have been interesting to get a comparative notion of the newer Hasselblad optics. Did you ever indulge in any comparisons between the Apo Lanthar vs the Otus?