Review of using the HASSELBLAD HC 150mm F3.2 with the X1D,X1DII and X2D (I think it is also applicable to the 907X).

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Photo by X2D

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This is the second HC/HCD lens I have purchased.
Checking the lens information on the X1D, the firmware is 10.0.0 and the shutter count is about 7,000 shutter counts; it has not reached 10,000 shutter counts, so there is still room for more shutter counts.
From the serial number, I knew that I could not use AF (auto focus) with X H Lens Adapter and XH CONVERTER 0.8, but considering the frequency of lens use, I did not go as far as to buy an expensive orange dot that can use AF and bought a cheap old model lens. 150mm Although it is sometimes difficult to check the focus of a lens with a typical viewfinder, the EVF of the X1D/X1DII has a detailed display and can be used with manual focus with no problem, aided by the partial magnification function.
Normally, I use the lens as a 120mm lens with the X H Lens Adapter.
Since the lens itself weighs 1 kg, the converter and camera together weigh over 1.5 kg, so it is difficult to use the lens hand-held for long periods of time.
The X1D/X1DII (907X) can also be used with the x1.7 teleconverter. When the x1.7 teleconverter is used with the X H Lens Adapter, it can be used as a telephoto lens with a focal length of 204mm and maximum aperture of f/5.
Close-up photography is also possible using three different EXTENSION TUBES H (13mm/26mm/52mm). Examples using the 26mm Extension Tube H26 have been added to the gallery.

The new model of this lens with orange dot is named HC 150mm/3.2N, which is different from the old model. Comparing the old lens configuration chart in the old catalog with the new lens configuration chart in the new catalog, we could not tell the difference between the two. It is possible that the coatings, etc. are different, but we have not 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), 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 (and probably the same with the 907X) 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
HC lenses are available under the FUJI film brand (SUPER EBC FUJINON) and can be used with HASSELBLAD HC cameras, but the shutter unit is only available in the 1/800 era (this is not critical) and the lens firmware is old (this is critical). It is not possible to install the firmware (HC lens firmware 19.1) required to use AF (auto focus) with XCD mount cameras (X1D, X1DII, 907X).
Therefore, the AF function cannot be used with XCD mount cameras (X1D, X1DII, 907X) via a mount adapter (X H Lens Adapter, XH CONVERTER 0.8).

HASSELBLAD brand HC lenses are not covered by HASSELBLAD’s repair support and are no longer supported by FUJI FILM, so they cannot be repaired in case of failure.
FUJI brand HC lenses are sold at low prices, but care should be taken when purchasing them.

Since HC lenses are manufactured by FUJIFILM, the FUJIFILM GFX series, which has the same sensor size as the X1D, X1DII, and 907X, also offers a mount adapter (H MOUNT ADAPTER G). This one is exclusively for MF (manual focus), but it can use the lens shutter as well as the mechanical shutter on the camera side.

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