Review and Photo example of the HASSELBLAD HC 150mm F3.2.

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  • The sample photos were taken with the X2D
  • The sample photos were taken with the X1D


The HC 150mm F3.2 is a 150mm focal length lens for Hasselblad H series cameras. Since it is an HC series lens, when used with a medium format camera HxD, it covers sensor size up to 40.2 x 53.7mm, and the focal length is approximately 101mm.
This lens can be used with X1D, X1DII, 907X, and X2D via X H Lens Adapter or XH CONVERTER 0.8.

  • Focal length 120mm when using X H Lens Adapter*.
  • Focal length 96.8mm when using XH CONVERTER 0.8*

This is the second HC/HCD lens I purchased, and when I attached it to the camera and checked the lens information, the firmware was 10.0.0 and the number of shutters was approximately 7000. It hasn’t reached 10,000 times, so I think there’s still plenty of room for the number of shutters.

I knew from the serial numbers that autofocus (hereinafter referred to as AF) could not be used with the X H Lens Adapter and XH CONVERTER 0.8. Considering how often I use this lens, I couldn’t make a decision until I bought an expensive orange dot with AF, so I bought a cheap older lens. It may be difficult to check the focus of a 150mm lens using a general viewfinder, but the EVFs of the X1D, X1DII, and X2D have a fine display and the partial magnification function helps me use manual focus without any problems. I usually use it as a 120mm lens using the X H Lens Adapter.
The lens alone weighs 1kg, so adding the converter and camera weighs over 1.5kg, making it difficult to use it handheld for long periods of time.

An x1.7 teleconverter can be used with the X1D, X1DII, 907X, and X2D, and when using an x1.7 teleconverter via the X H Lens Adapter*, it can be used as a telephoto lens with a focal length of 204mm and a maximum aperture of F5.
Close-up photography is also possible using three types of EXTENSION TUBES H (13mm/26mm/52mm). An example using 26mm extension tube H26 has been added to the gallery.

The new version of this lens with an orange dot has a different name from the old model, HC 150mm/3.2N. When I compared the configuration diagram of the old lens in the old catalog with the configuration diagram of the new lens in the new catalog, I could not tell the difference between the two. The coating may be different, but I haven’t been able to confirm the details.


focal length(mm)150.2
Maximum aperture3.2
Minimum aperture45
Lens configuration8groups 9elements
Minimum distance(m)1.3
Lens length(mm)124
Lens max diameter(mm)86
Filter diameter(mm)77
HC 150mmN lens specification

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

For the orange dot lens, AF is available on the X1D,X1DII,907X and X2D, but it only works with the latest firmware 19.1.0, so if you have 18.0.0, you need to update the firmware. In fact, when I purchased the camera, the firmware was 18.0.0, so the AF did not work when I tried it. After purchasing the camera, I updated the firmware and was able to get the AF to work.
If you have firmware 17.0.0 or earlier, you cannot update the firmware because the firmware area is not enough for 19.1.0.
The AF speed when used with the X1D,X1DII,907X and X2D is not quite as fast as that of a professional SLR, but if you choose a high contrast area, the camera will focus without hesitation, which is easier to use than fast but confusing AF, and is sufficient for my needs.

About FUJINON lens

There are HC lenses from the Fujifilm brand SUPER EBC FUJINON that can be used with the HASSELBLAD HC camera, but only lenses with a maximum shutter speed of 1/800. Compared to the latest maximum shutter speed of 1/2000, the range of expression is narrower. Also, because the lens firmware is old, it is not possible to apply HC lens firmware 19.1.0, which is required to use autofocus (AF) on XCD mount cameras X1D, X1DII, 907X, and X2D.

Therefore, AF cannot be used even if it is attached to an XCD mount camera via two types of mount adapters, X H Lens Adapter, and XH CONVERTER 0.8.

Fuji Film brand HC lenses are not covered by Hasselblad’s repair support, and since Fuji Film no longer provides repair support, there is nothing that can be done in the event of a breakdown. Fuji Film brand H lenses are sold cheaply, but you need to be aware of this when purchasing.

If it is a Hasselblad brand HC lens, even old lenses can be repaired at Hasselblad for a fee.

Since HC lenses are manufactured by Fujifilm, a mount adapter (H MOUNT ADAPTER G) is also available for the Fujifilm GFX series, which has the same sensor size as the X1D, X1DII, 907X, and X2D. This is for MF (manual focus) only, but you can use not only the camera’s mechanical shutter but also the lens shutter.

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Update history

  • 2024.04.23:modified article
  • 2022.02.15:firest post

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