This is a record of using HASSELBLAD HC Macro 4/120mm (FUJINON label) with X2D,X1D and X1DII (we think it is applicable to 907X).

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This is the seventh HC/HCD lens I have acquired.
This lens is distinguished by its wide focus ring and the narrowed tip of the lens.
Checking the lens information on the X1D, the firmware is 13.0.0 and the shutter speed is about 4,000 times. The lens had not been used that many times.
I knew that the AF of this lens would not work with the X1D I owned at the time, so I purchased a FUJINON-labeled lens at a reasonable price. However, there was another miscalculation here and I learned after purchasing the lens that in order to use the HC 120 Macro via XH CONVERTER 0.8* on the X1D/X1DII/907X, the lens must be equipped with firmware 19.1 or later, called extended firmware.
The Type II lenses, which I am confident have extended firmware lenses, are more than three times more expensive used than the old firmware lenses (mainly Type I), so although the bright 3.2/95mm macro lens is attractive, I did not go ahead and introduce it because I could not use the AF anyway.
As you can see in the “Lens Features and Specifications” pdf, the Type I and Type II lenses have the same lens configuration, but the lens layout, lens thickness, etc. are different, and MTF, one of the lens performance indicators, is also different. I would like to compare the two lenses when I get the Type-II.
Also, this lens is compatible with the teleconverter [converter H1,7X], which is a very nice feature. As described on the converter page, the lens will be a little darker, but you will be able to take more magnified images with less image degradation.
The lens itself is large and heavy because it is a macro lens that requires a high feed rate. This lens and the 4.5-5.6/35-90 zoom are about the same weight.

HASSELBLAD HC Macro 120mm I/II Lens Configuration.

The HC Macro 4/120 is a 120mm focal length macro lens for HASSELBLAD H series cameras, available in Type I and improved Type II. When used with the HxD medium format camera, it covers a sensor size of 40.2 x 53.7 mm, with a focal length of approximately 82.5 mm.
For X1D/X1DII (907X), this lens can be used via the X H Lens Adapter* or XH CONVERTER 0.8. When using the X H Lens Adapter, the focal length is approximately 96mm.
When using the XH CONVERTER 0.8*, the focal length is approximately 76mm.

focal length(mm)118.7
Maximum aperture4
Minimum aperture45
Lens configuration9groups 9elements
Minimum distance(m)0.39
Lens length(mm)166
Lens max diameter(mm)96
Filter diameter(mm)67

Accessory compatibility

  • Converter H 1.7x (x1.7 teleconverter) can be used.
  • Extension-Tube-H (H13/H26/H52) can be used.
  • HTS 1,5 TILT AND SHIFT ADAPTER can not be used.
  • Image circle covers up to medium format film size.

AF support(HC120)
AF (autofocus) does not work on the X1D/X1DII/X907 for the HC Macro 120mm lens, either with the old firmware or with the extended firmware.

About FUJINON lens(HC120)
When using the FUJINON brand HC Macro 120mm with X1D/X1DII/907X and X H Lens Adapter, it can be used without any difference from the HASSELBLAD brand lens.
However, as mentioned in the “Impression” comments, to use the XH CONVERTER 0.8 and HC Macro 120mm, a lens with extended firmware (firmware 19.1 or later) is required.
There is no difference in function between older HASSELBLAD lenses and FUJINON lenses, and it is a matter of how you consider the availability of repair support in case of failure. If you are using the lens as a manual macro lens, choosing the FUJINON brand, which is available at a lower price, is not a bad choice.

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