HASSELBLAD X2D ADVENTURE TRAVEL LIGHT FIELD KIT SUMMARY
The Hasselblad X2D Adventure Travel Light Field Kit bundles everything you need in order to travel with the 100 megapixel Hasselblad X2D medium format camera. Not only does this money saving kit add two high-quality XCD prime lenses, but also a Sony 128GB CFexpress card for high-speed backup against the internal SSD camera storage. You also receive a robust BlackRapid Camera Sling and a durable, water-resistant flight case to safely store your camera and kit in.
The X2D Adventure Travel Light Field Kit is available in extremely limited quantities for adventurous photographers who desire the ultimate medium format quality from iconic brand Hasselblad. The X2D 100C Camera has taken the market by storm, combining class-leading image quality from the 100MP backside illuminated sensor with practical features, such as 7-stops of body stabilisation, 1TB SSD storage and much more. Hasselblad’s renowned Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) also provides state-of-the-art colour science, ensuring your images stand up against art reproduction, fashion photography and any subject where truly accurate results are required.
Key Hasselblad Adventure X2D Kit Features
HASSELBLAD X2D CAMERA
- Excellent bundle which provides the pinnacle of medium format quality
- Hasselblad X2D 100C Camera with 100MP BSI sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range
- Cutting-edge capabilities including 7-stop body stabilisation
- 1TB of built-in SSD storage
- Enhanced usability and ergonomics
- Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS)
HASSELBLAD XCD 21MM F/4 LENS
- Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 ultra wide angle lens with 17mm full-frame equivalent
- High image quality from a compact and highly portable lens
- Versatile aperture range with close minimum focus distance of 0.32m
- Internal focusing AF and instant MF
- 13 elements in 9 groups with 2 aspherical elements
- 77mm filter thread
HASSELBLAD XCD 45MM F/4 P LENS
- The Hasselblad XCD 45mm F/4 P offers a 36mm full-frame equivalent focal width
- World’s lightest medium format AF lens
- Built for adventure with impeccable optics and low weight
- 9 elements in 7 groups with 2 aspherical elements
- Compact 62mm filter thread
INCLUDED KIT ACCESSORIES
- BlackRapid Sports Breathe Camera Sling offers comfort, stability and an always ready design
- Sony 128GB CFexpress Type B Card
- Hard Shell Travel Flight Case
HASSELBLAD X2D ADVENTURE TRAVEL LIGHT FIELD KIT IN MORE DETAIL
HASSELBLAD X2D 100C
OUTSTANDING IMAGE QUALITY FROM 100MP BSI CMOS SENSOR
In the core of the Hasselblad X2D 100C is a medium format size 43.8 x 32.9mm BSI CMOS sensor, which captures 100 megapixel images measuring 11,656 x 8742 pixels. The back side illuminated sensor offers better low-light performance with reduced noise, as well as improved dynamic range. Every sensor is calibrated in Hasselblad’s factory before shipping the camera, checking for hot and dead pixels as well as equal response across the entire sensor.
Images are recorded in 16-bit colour depth for beautiful graduations, along with 15 stop dynamic range, while providing a lower base ISO range of ISO: 64 up to 25,600, thanks to improved efficiency turning light into signals.
This significant improvement not only provides the lower base ISO 64 (which was previously ISO 100), but lower noise, which equates to approximately 2-stops advantage at ISO 800, compared to the previous X System camera. You will also find when using tilt shift lenses, that it takes far greater tilt or shift to introduce any colour cast into your image.
The sensor captures true 16-bit colour depth, whereas previous generation cameras upscaled colour with digital algorithms. This allows you to create extremely natural colour even when capturing gradual graduations in a similar colour (such as blue sky) as well as with highly contrasting colours which are beside each other in the frame. For example a bright red and bright yellow subject shows extremely accurate transitions between colour.
The Implemented exposure range is 68 mins to 1/2000th lens shutter and 68mins to 1/6000th Electronic shutter. Colour casts are reduced or eliminated when using camera movements, while QE wavelengths offer higher sensitivity, ensuring the best possible imaging results, regardless of shooting situation.
EXCELLENT AF PERFORMANCE
The BSI sensor features 896 Phase Detection Autofocus points (PDAF) on sensor, which are grouped into 294 Zones. This provides wide coverage and supports both single shot AF and assisted MF. Where pixels are non-PDAF, AF operation is assisted through contrast detection (CDAF PDAF assist).
PDAF pixels have split receiving areas in order to determine which way to drive the lens, without having to hunt backwards and forwards. The system also enables MF to display accurately which way to turn for focus, resulting in highly accurate and quicker focus capabilities than previously possible.
INCREDIBLE 7-STOP IN-BODY IMAGE STABILISATION
Hasselblad developed the world’s smallest digital MF 5-axis 7-stop In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS) unit, which works with XCD and non-XCD lenses. This operates in vertical, horizontal, yaw, roll and pitch, delivering significant stabilisation enhancements when handholding the camera.
TRUE-TO-LIFE COLOUR WITH HASSELBLAD NATURAL COLOUR SOLUTION (HNCS)
Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) was developed to meet the demands of professional photographers who need accurate colours, which are recorded in their full, natural glory without the need to change or adjust any settings. 16-bit colour definition delivers smoother tonal transitions and a more analogue, film-like quality straight out of camera, aided by a wide range of Hasselblad medium format XCD lenses. Colour can be recorded in-camera using either Hasselblad RGB, which is already larger than Profofo, or L*RGB. This gives an even wider colour gamut to preserve natural colour graduations and precise colour. Whichever you use images show extremely natural and accurate colour throughout the spectrum, without any need for colour editing, saturation or other methods of controlling colour.
BUILT-IN HIGH VOLUME, HIGH SPEED STORAGE
In order to quickly and securely store high volumes of data which are recorded by the 100 megapixel sensor, the Hasselblad X2D 100C Medium Format Camera includes 1TB SSD internal storage. This reads and writes at blisteringly fast speeds of 2850 MB/s read and 2370 MB/s write for significantly faster workflows. You can store approximately 4600 uncompressed raw images onto the internal SSD, as well as employing the included CF Express Type-B memory card from Sony, in the single card slot. The memory card will store approximately 512 uncompressed raw images, with 1700MB/s read and 1400MB/s write speed. The X2D 100C camera has an 8GB buffer, when shooting in continuous drive using internal SSD at 3.3fps you can shoot without stopping until the internal memory is completely full!
ENHANCED USER EXPERIENCE
Entirely new electronics includes new chips, which make the camera much quicker in every respect, from processing and start-up to focusing and image recording. The main mode dial has been removed in favour of a new display. This shows power even when the camera is powered off. When powered on the top screen shows info for the settings you are in. This allows you to change settings such as ISO, white balance and other settings with the dials. This reduces the number of times you need to activate the rear LCD screen, for a quicker workflow as well as reduced power consumption.
The new 24-bit colour 0.5 inch OLED EVF display is entirely new with 5.76 million dots and is also larger than its predecessor. This provides 1x magnification and 100% view, which appears physically larger than previous gens. It is also better corrected with sharp corners and low distortion. An electronic diopter correction adjusts the physical diopter position to cater for your specific eyelet, far more easily than when using a diopter wheel. Controls and swiping on the simplified menus are quicker than previously, with a more intuitive layout.
The same 3.6 inch rear LCD display found in the X1D II provides 1024 x 768 (2.36MP) resolution in 24 bit colour, and also tilts between 0-70 degrees with click stops at 40º and 70º.
Hasselblad has also added a new 1.08 inch colour LCD display onto the top shoulder panel of the X2D 100C, which provides quick reference for shooting parameters, remaining frames and battery level.
Shoot and share instantly with dual-band 2.4/ 5 GHz Wi-Fi, with Wi-Fi 6 connection available. The camera body also includes a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port, which supports up to 10Gbps transmission rates. The body supports versatile and quick PD 3.0 fast charging, with third-party PD 3.0 chargers supported to a 30w maximum, allowing you to charge a completely depleted battery 30 minutes quicker than previously in-camera. WiFi 6 gives you twice the transfer speeds when using a phone or tablet. When shooting in the studio tethered the battery will be charging whilst plugged into USB, ensuring you will have power for longer when disconnecting.
WIRELESS AND TETHERED SHOOTING
When using Phocus Desktop and Phocus Mobile 2, tethered shooting via USB connection is significantly faster and High Speed Wireless Raw capture is possible when connecting to Phocus 3.7.x and Phocus Mobile via Wi-Fi 6. This provides a seamless and quick workflow with a range of shooting solutions according to individual situations and locations.
Phocus desktop is available for Mac and PC for processing RAW. For Lightroom and Photoshop Camera RAW opens Hasselblad RAW files with 35mm and 58mm lens profiles due imminently from Adobe in their next release, and the 90mm coming soon.
Phocus desktop works with tethering although live view functionality will be added in firmware when next release of PHOCUS towards the end of 2022 or early 2023. PHOCUS mobile 2 is also imminent on the App store.
When the camera is tethered you’ll be asked whether to choose mass storage (mounted to computer as a hard drive) or you can skip. This option allows you to tether the camera (without live view). This allows for remote control and charging etc.
HASSELBLAD XCD 21MM F/4 MEDIUM FORMAT LENS
The included ultra wide angle XCD 21mm F/4 Lens is ideal for landscape and architecture, as well as other subjects where an equivalent 17mm (full-frame format) is desirable. Two aspherical lens elements render excellent image quality, within a formula which includes 13 elements in 9 groups.
Close focusing, full automatic focusing and as instant manual focus, plus a central leaf shifter all add to the versatility of this ultra wide angle lens.
HASSELBLAD XCD 45MM F/4 P LENS
The second lens included in this kit offers a more standard 36mm full-frame equivalent focal width, perfectly suited as an all day ‘walk around’ option which renders incredible image quality. Despite delivering outstanding resolution throughout the aperture range, Hasselblad has managed to create the world’s lightest medium format AF lens with the XCD 45mm F/4 P.
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES IN MORE DETAIL
The BlackRapid Sports Breathe Camera Sling is regarded as the original sling, and is made to combine comfort with stable shooting in a design which ensures you always have the camera available to capture the decisive shot.
Sony’s 128GB CFexpress Type B Card is a reliable alternative to built-in camera storage, with high-speed data transfers and robust build quality.
Lastly the included PNY TECH Hard Shell Travel Flight Case is also built for reliability, having been designed specially for this Adventure Travel Light Kit. It is compact, solid and waterproof, and includes a comfortable handle for easy carrying.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Hasselblad X2D 100C Medium Format Camera
- 30W USB-C charger
- Shoulder strap
- Battery cap
- USB cable
- Front Body Cap
- Flash Hotshoe Cover
- Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 medium format lens
- Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4 P Lens
- BlackRapid Sports Breathe Camera Sling
- Sony 128GB CFexpress Type B Card
- PNY TECH Hard Shell Travel Flight Case