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Hasselblad X2D coming soon to a divorce near you

PeterA

Well-known member
@MGrayson I used both F and FE versions of the 110/2 back in the day on Hasselblad 203 system with the original fat pixel CV 16 MP back.

As you have already picked up - it has lower contrast rendering which disguises its useable sharpness on higher megapixel backs- but renders beautifully if you give it enough breathing space behind a subject. Great portrait lens - enjoy using it like drinking a fine old single malt.

FE110-2-1.jpg
 

Photon42

Well-known member
> None of my HC lenses focus on the X2D. With either the normal or 0.8 adaptors. They all do on the X1DII. Not sure if this will change but I will ask HB.

That is slightly annoying (for me). My hope is that this gets fixed.
In reply to my own question I actually asked the Horse's mouth himself and got the answer that my Orange dot converted HC lens is auto focussing on the X2D.
 

MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
I don't have much to say, so I might as well not start a new thread. I compared the Hasselblad 2/110 on the X1D and Leica S3, and the S100/2 on the S3. The 2/110 is difficult to focus wide open, but 100% magnification makes it possible on both cameras, and easy on a tripod. Here's the weird part. CA was worst with the X1D and Lightroom - uncorrectable fringing. Noticeably better on the S3 and Lightroom. But best was the X1D and Phocus. And this was without even telling Phocus which lens it was, which helped with distortion and improved CA even more. Phocus also corrected the vignetting, which was rather strong on the 2/110 wide open.

Colors were very similar in either Phocus or Lightroom, X1D or S3 ... NOT using the Adobe profiles. The X1D would load with "Camera Standard". The S3 I used both the "Leica S3 Color" and the "Cobalt Standard" profiles. Blues were indistinguishable. Foliage had more yellow in the Hassy versions, but the tones could be matched very quickly with one slider. As noted before, the S100 AF worked fine and the images were pin sharp wide open. Bokeh slightly more pleasing on the 2/110. Both lenses and both cameras looked perfect and almost identical at f/5.6.

You may notice an absence of pictures. Trust me, they're boring. And none of them are of Soup.

I look forward to trying the 2/110 on the X2D. And the 38/2.5 is looking attractive.

Best,

Matt
 

Photon42

Well-known member
I don't have much to say, so I might as well not start a new thread. I compared the Hasselblad 2/110 on the X1D and Leica S3, and the S100/2 on the S3. The 2/110 is difficult to focus wide open, but 100% magnification makes it possible on both cameras, and easy on a tripod. Here's the weird part. CA was worst with the X1D and Lightroom - uncorrectable fringing. Noticeably better on the S3 and Lightroom. But best was the X1D and Phocus. And this was without even telling Phocus which lens it was, which helped with distortion and improved CA even more. Phocus also corrected the vignetting, which was rather strong on the 2/110 wide open.

Colors were very similar in either Phocus or Lightroom, X1D or S3 ... NOT using the Adobe profiles. The X1D would load with "Camera Standard". The S3 I used both the "Leica S3 Color" and the "Cobalt Standard" profiles. Blues were indistinguishable. Foliage had more yellow in the Hassy versions, but the tones could be matched very quickly with one slider. As noted before, the S100 AF worked fine and the images were pin sharp wide open. Bokeh slightly more pleasing on the 2/110. Both lenses and both cameras looked perfect and almost identical at f/5.6.

You may notice an absence of pictures. Trust me, they're boring. And none of them are of Soup.

I look forward to trying the 2/110 on the X2D. And the 38/2.5 is looking attractive.

Best,

Matt
Coincidentally I tried the 2/110, a Pentax 2.4/105 and the HC 100 on my really old Leica S2 the other day. I am still surprised how nice the images look from that camera and have to say they old lenses are on that sensor as good as the HC one. Easy to focus with the micro prism focussing screen, and I am not the youngest anymore. I may buy a XV adapter once I am convinced the X2D does/faster better (at 14bit, mabye) with the E-shutter. But so far I don't even have a X2D :)
 

SrMphoto

Active member
My first impression of X2D:
- It feels slightly heavier, not enough to bother me. The ergonomics are great, similar to X1D.
- Manual focusing using the focus indicator works much better than focus peaking (not available in X2D). Note that the focus indicator is unavailable for third-party lenses or adapters. The only MF assist available is zooming.
- Very stable. There are only minor software hiccups; they do not bother much in practice.
- Very quick file transfer via USB-C.
- IBIS works great and helps with the slow electronic shutter (no vertical distortion). With a 90mm lens, 1/4 or 1/8 sec yield sharp images.
 

MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
I certainly hope that focus peaking is implemented at some point. It works everywhere simultaneously and shows the plane of focus - very useful when you can’t tell which part of the face the focus indicator is assessing. And it works with any lens.
 

SrMphoto

Active member
I certainly hope that focus peaking is implemented at some point. It works everywhere simultaneously and shows the plane of focus - very useful when you can’t tell which part of the face the focus indicator is assessing. And it works with any lens.
I was never happy with focus peaking on any camera, especially not how it was implemented in X1D. IMO, there is no loss. Magnification, focusing wide open, works best for me. Focus shift could be a problem, though.
 

Paul Spinnler

Active member
Coincidentally I tried the 2/110, a Pentax 2.4/105 and the HC 100 on my really old Leica S2 the other day. I am still surprised how nice the images look from that camera and have to say they old lenses are on that sensor as good as the HC one. Easy to focus with the micro prism focussing screen, and I am not the youngest anymore. I may buy a XV adapter once I am convinced the X2D does/faster better (at 14bit, mabye) with the E-shutter. But so far I don't even have a X2D :)
Which one is the sharpest of the bunch? Any preferences?
 
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