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How Small is the Hasselblad X1D?

Hasselblad X1D Compact Mirrorless Medium Format Camera vs Sony A6300
How small is the new Hasselblad X1D? Here it is next to the Sony a6300 with the Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens (75mm EFOV). The X1D has the XCD 45mm f/3.5 lens attached (35mm EFOV). The X1D sensor is 33 x 44 mm compared to the 15.6 x 23.5 mm sensor on the a6300's - 4X the sensor area.

Hasselblad X1D with XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens vs Sony A6300 with 50mm f/1.8
(Hasselblad 500 in the back)
The new Hasselblad X1D is a mirrorless medium format camera. It uses the Sony 50 mp sensor from the Hasselblad H6D-50c shoehorned into a compact body with an electronic viewfinder. It is 2.5X less expensive than the H6D-50c - the X1D body will retail at $9000.

Hasselblad X1D Interview from Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions
Hasselblad X1D with XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens vs Sony A6300 with 50mm f/1.8

Sony A7 Mounted on the Rhinocam

Sony A7 with Rhinocam (Ground glass removed)
Here's a video showing how to mount the Sony A7 camera onto a Vizelex Rhinocam. The Rhinocam was designed for e-mount NEX cameras. Due to the viewfinder location of the A7, there is interference when the camera us rotated to portrait mode for 645 shots. This is resolved by removing the ground glass found on the Rhinocam. It provides a quick view for framing only and does not affect the final image.

How To Mount the Sony A7 on the Rhinocam
Here was our previous post on the Rhinocam with an introduction and walk-through video.

Vizelex Rhinocam by Fotodiox

Fotodiox Vizelex RhinoCam for NEX Cameras

Sony NEX-5N with a Hasselblad 50mm Distagon via RhinoCam
Photo by PCMag"

The RhinoCam allows us to use NEX E-mount cameras with medium format lenses. The RhinoCam has lens adapters for Pentax 645, Mamiya 645, or Hasselblad V lenses. The NEX is mounted on a shift mount while the lens is fixed. The NEX is then shifted to cover the image circle projected by the medium format lens. Each image is then stitched by an imaging software.

Here's an in-depth video walk through of the RhinoCam.

Vizelex RhinoCam Quick Start Guide

Check out PCMag's review of the RhinoCam.

Click here for more information on the Vizelex RhinoCam at

Sony NEX-5 with Hasselblad 50mm Distagon FE

Here is didjeridoo_tom's Sony NEX-5 cinema setup. He is using a Hasselblad 50mm f/2.8 Distagon with floating lens elements via a Hasselblad to EOS lens adapter, then an EOS to NEX E-mount lens adapter. The display of the NEX-5 is produced on the Sony CLMV55 portable 5" monitor via an HDMI cable.

The Hasselblad 50mm Distagon FE provides excellent color correction close up and wide open. It was also the preferred lens for NASA space missions.

Check out the photos of didjeridoo_tom's NEX-5 with the Distagon T* 2.8/50 FE and samples from the combination.

NEX-5 with Distagon 2.8/50 T* FE and CLMV55 5" Monitor
Photos by didjeroo_tom from NEX-5 and Distagon 2.8/50mm T* FE

Thanks didjeroo_tom!

NEX with Zeiss Tele Superachromat 300mm Lens

NEX with 300mm Tele-Superachromat T* by Kaisern Chen

Kaisern Chen posted three images of his Sony NEX-5 and his Carl Zeiss 300mm f/2.8 Tele-Superachromat T* lens made for the Hasselblad 200 Series cameras. Here are some features of the Zeiss Telephoto Power Pack (Zeiss 300mm lens and 1.7x teleconverter):
Fastest telephoto lens in professional medium format with an outstanding optical performance.Carl Zeiss teleconverter Apo-Mutar® 1.7x T* and polarizing filter included with the lens.Lens can be focused down to 2.5m – even with the teleconverter in use – thus opening unique creative opportunities.The Zeiss 300mm was adapted to the NEX via a Hasselblad V mount to Canon EOS adapter then an EOS to Sony E-mount adapter. Unfortunately there are not sample images yet from the combo.

Read more about the NEX and the Carl Zeiss Tele-Superachromat T* 2.8/300 lens at Kaisern Chen's blog.

Thanks K.C.!

NEX Hasselblad XPan Fuji TX1 Lens Adapter

Sony NEX-5 with Hasselblad XPan 90mm f/4 lens

If you are lucky enough to own a Hasselblad XPan or a Fuji TX system, you can now use those lenses on the NEX E-mount camera system with a new lens adapter. The XPan or TX lenses come in 30mm f/4, 45mm f/4, and 90mm f/4 focal lengths, which translated to 15mm, 24.5mm, and 45mm on the XPan / TX in panorama mode. These would be 45mm, 67.5mm, and 135mm equivalent on the Sony NEX's APS-C sensor.

Hasselblad XPan System Photo by By Matthew Joseph aka Fotodudenz