There seems to be a lot of interest about Hasselblad V-series with the arrival of the new CV50c back.
I have some samples shot with my Hasselblad 555ELD and my P45+ back with several Hasselblad lenses. There are three shots from each f/4, f/8 and f/16. THe intention was to find strength and weaknesses from each.
The lenses were:
Distagon 40/4 CF FLE (not the newest IF variant)
Diastgon 50/4 CF FLE
Planar 80/2.8 CFE
Macro Planar 120/4 CFi
I have also a Planar 180/4 CFi that is not included as I ran out of distance. But that one is a very good lens.
All images available at actual pixels and also in raw.
I would mention some points:
- These images were shot using manual focusing
- I feel that some lenses may perform better in this test than in real life
- There are some very good lenses I don't own, like Distagon 40/4 IF, and
the Planar 100/3.5.
- The Macro Planar 120/4 is intended for close up work, where it performs very well, but it suffers in this test that is shot at infinity.
- There is a Macro Apo Planar 120/4 for the Contax 645, but that is an entirely different lens, having two extra lenses and a floating group to compensate field curvature at different focusing distances. So the Contax lens is a completely different animal.