HASSELBLAD PLANAR 2.8/80(6elements)

Review of using Hasselblad Planar 80mm 6-elements with a digital camera

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Photo example(Leica S typ007 / HASSELBLAD X2D)

It was manufactured in 1956. The mount side is stamped “MADE IN GERMANY WEST FOR HASSELBLAD”.
Since I do not have any other Planar 80mm lenses, I have not compared their performance, but I like the softness of the old lens.
X2D is used with sensor shutter, and LEICA S typ007 is used with camera shutter.
The following mount adapters are used. Both are just connection adapters without a lens shutter drive mechanism.

  • Hasselblad Hasselblad XV Lens Adapter for X1D-50c1
  • 6024 Leica S Adapter V

Since both cameras have a medium format digital sensor, a factor of 0.8 is applied, which is equivalent to 64mm in 35mm format. 6×6 lens coverage means that even with a medium format digital sensor, there are no complaints on the periphery. In fact, I think it is wonderful that a lens 67 years old as of 2023 can be so practical. It makes me think that a lens is an asset.
The focus ring is at the very front of the lens, but if you use the mount adapter, it is in an easy-to-use position. The aperture preview button is a bit fiddly and needs to be handled with care.
For playing with the mount, it is nice to have a preview button.

V-mount lens with a focal length of 80 mm.
The aperture is almost equally spaced from f/2.8 to f/22 with no half stops.
It is a C-type lens with no electrical contacts.
It has a rotation angle of about 250 degrees from infinity to the shortest 3feet (0.914m).

focal length(mm)80
Maximum aperture2.8
Minimum aperture22
Leaf blade5
Lens configuration4groups 6elements
Minimum distance(m)0.9143feet
Lens length(mm)52
Lens max diameter(mm)76
Filter typeB50
Release date?

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