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X2D questions, comments, tips


Subscriber and Workshop Member
I know people at Leica who can answer these questions. Does anyone know the product specialist for the X2D? Or a Hasselblad professional services representative? It would be nice to get clarification - in particular, who is on the hook if water fries the electronics. Even if the answer is "no comment", that would be answer enough.


Well-known member
Looking at the low production numbers of x2d or x1d cameras I cant believe that they are sealed as good as Canikon or oly pro cameras.
personally I would use it in light rain ( do that with most cams) but still try to protect it as good as possible.
yes, some official info wouldnt hurt…but its not a guarantee anyways…


Well-known member
I did ask someone at Hasselblad in the US who would be the most likely to know about the weather resistance of the X2D and I received no answer…the equivalent of “no comment.“
I will continue to hope for the best and plan for close to the worst. That means I will continue to shoot with the X2D in miserable weather but I will take reasonable steps to still protect the camera and lens using clear disposable shower caps and electrical tape to seal potential leakage points.


Active member
Based on this recent banter, I would be inclined to use the X2D in non-precip situations anyway since rain or snow lowers sharpness and contrast. For the foul weather stuff I use my Z9.


Subscriber Member
I haven't gotten particularly brave with my X2d yet, but I took both versions of my X1D out in driving rain or snow and dust all day. I never had any issue with the camera or lenses, though I was careful about condensation going from AC to summer heat or winter cold to heated indoors. For that matter, I did the same with several models of the H system over the years and never had an issue.

Doc Steel

New member
Maybe that the TO has got the answer meanwhile, but here my 5 cents:
1/ A card with 128 GB will hold around 500 photos when you consider that a 3f file has approx. 200-220 MB.
2/ I use the internal storage of the X2D but not because her volume of 1TB but mainly because her speed of 2300 MB/s