A few shots taken with the new Hasselblad X1D

Today I had the opportunity to have a play with the Hasselblad X1D for ~ 15 minutes so not really a chance to fully investigate the cameras potential, but saying that the proof is in the pudding as such and below are just a few pictures that were what I took hand held…………All have had one auto pass through ACR with no sharping

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Raw Files for the above can be found HERE

First impressions were “This is a very nice camera to hold and look at” Do I want or need this camera…………my heart is saying YES but my head is saying NO. Okay if you know me you know that I like new toys so that takes care of the “Yes” If you also know me you will know that I already have the Leica S007 system with 3 amazing S lenses 30, 70, and 120mm (I dont see the above files looking any better than the ones I can get from the Leica S system)

I have also recently just bought the Leica SL system and that system with my four M lenses (Noctilux 0.95, 35mm Sumerlux, 50mm collapsable Elmar 2 and the 21mm SEM) gives me the perfect walk about system so I will probably give the X1D a miss.

So in short below is what I thought of the Hasselblad X1D


  • Looks amazing
  • Feels amazing
  • Great looking files
  • Nice menu with large font
  • Very light for a medium format camera


  • This camera is Slow………very deliberate when taking a picture
  • Formatting a new SD card took a full minute
  • Moving the focus point will be a chore having to use the front and rear dials (can use the touch screen as well)
  • No built in GPS

Overall if someone is looking to get into the MF camera system then this would be a great little camera to buy at probably half the price of the rest of the competition that are on the market right now.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above please contact me via the contact page found HERE


By the way it was cold and raining so that is why my beautiful wife was looking pissed off………lol