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

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I traded in my HC120mm Type 1 and got a Type II. Since there was a big difference in price, I got rid of the other item I had on hand.
The shutter unit of the Type II that I obtained used had been replaced, and the shutter unit was almost unused, with a count of 34 shots.
The weight and handling were the same as Type I, and it was very heavy.
The xh-converter 0.8, which could not be used with Type I, can now be used with Type II, expanding the range of lens use.
On the first day I took it out, I used it with the firmware 18.8.7 at the time of purchase because I did not check it enough, and I had difficulty with shutter errors at f/3.5 to f/6.8. After completing my report to Hasselblad Japan, I remembered that I had not checked the firmware, and when I did, it was not up to date, so I changed to the latest firmware 19.1.0 for HC lenses, and was able to use the lens at any aperture value without any problems.
The purple fringing of the Type I lens was visible through the EVF when the aperture was wide open, but this is no longer the case with the Type II lens, and I can feel the improvement in performance when the aperture is wide open. I think that the better viewfinder performance makes a difference in how I feel when taking pictures.
I did not feel so much when using the Type 1 lens, but when using the XH CONVERTER 0.8 at 100mm/F3.2, the blurred background is beautifully blurred and the two lines are not felt and it is mellow and very beautiful.

This lens is compatible with the teleconverter (CONVERTER H1.7X) as well as Type 1, which is a great advantage. 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.
Lens at maximum extension
Lens at infinity and stowed

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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