Novoflex Lens Adapters for Hasselblad X1D Mirrorless Camera

March 7, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Accessories | Comment |
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Novoflex is announcing a series of lens adapters allowing 35mm and medium format lenses to be used on the Hasselblad X1D camera. The first adapters are available now for Leica R-, Leica M-, Nikon F- as well as Hasselblad V-type lenses. The introduction of adapters for Canon FD, Contax/Yashica, Minolta MD/MC and for the universal bellows of the NOVOFLEX BALPRO series is planned for early April, 2018.

NOVOFLEX announces lens adapters for Hasselblad X1D

NOVOFLEX announces lens adapters for Hasselblad X1D - Greater lens variety for medium format cameras

The mirrorless medium format camera Hasselblad X1D is one of the most advanced cameras in the High End sector. The sensor size of 43.8 mm x 32.9 mm with a resolution of 50 megapixel is the best choice for both – professional photographers and prosumers. The only disadvantage is that Hasselblad offers only a small number of lenses. 

Since the firmware update 1.17.2, however, the camera incorporates an electronic shutter, allowing the use of lenses from other manufactures. That is why NOVOFLEX is now announcing a series of lens adapters allowing 35mm and medium format lenses to be used on the Hasselblad X1D camera. 

The first adapters are available now for Leica R-, Leica M-, Nikon F- as well as Hasselblad V-type lenses. The adapter for Nikon lenses comes with a built-in mechanical aperture control to also allow the use with G-type Nikkor lenses. Fading in and out can be done infinitely. The introduction of adapters for Canon FD, Contax/Yashica, Minolta MD/MC and for the universal bellows of the NOVOFLEX BALPRO series is planned for early April, 2018.

Especially interesting are the lens adapters for 35mm-format mount for tilt-/shift lenses, as their image circle is always big
enough, to fully illuminate the larger sensor format of the X1D. However, many 35mm-format lenses have an image circle which is bigger than the actual 35mm-format itself, this results into only marginal vignettings. In additon, many old or classic 35mm-format lenses are based on lens calculations of large or medium format lenses. Potential vignetting could be used creatively or cases later corrected through software.

None of the adapters will transfer information between camera and lens.

NOVOFLEX adapters are available for almost any camera/lens combination. For more details please refer to the adapter finder on the NOVOFLEX home page www.novoflex.de.



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