Hasselblad X1D-50C /4116 edition

Record of playing with lenses on a Hasselblad X1DII-50c digital camera.

X1D 4116 edition +XCD 45mm /F3.5
X1D +XCD 45mm /F4 -P

The first Hasselblad body I bought, a black 4116 edition, had a great color scheme.
I chose it because the X1DII had been on the market for a while, the used price of the X1D had just come down, and the lens and body set was inexpensive.
I ended up buying the X1DII, so it was a side trip, but it was not a bad experience because it allowed me to get a better feel for the X1DII.

I tried to use this body with the HC300mm + H1.7 teleconverter to shoot eagles at Shirakaba Pass, but a faulty electrical contact caused the lens to reset when swung upward, making it impossible to use properly. We repaired the defective electrical contacts in the mount at considerable cost to eliminate that problem.
Another drawback of the X1D is that it cannot be operated continuously because the unit can heat up and run out of heat if the power is left on.

As expected of a digital product that is still evolving, I realized that the latest version is better, so I decided to buy the X2D immediately after its release.
After three generations of X2D, I feel that X2D has steadily evolved. Even so, the X2D has a camera response that is on par with the X1D/X1DII, so I think it is a leisurely system in terms of functionality.

The X1D/X1DII is a mirrorless camera with a short flange back (the distance from the mount surface, where the lens and body join, to the imaging surface), so a variety of lenses can be attached using a mount adapter. However, there is no mechanical shutter on the camera side, and except for lenses with a lens shutter mechanism, the camera’s sensor shutter is used to take pictures.
Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to subject blurring when the subject moves during shooting, such as animals, and to blurring of the captured image caused by moving the camera while the camera is processing the image. The latter type of blurring caused by camera movement during image processing requires attention because moving the camera during processing will distort the captured image, regardless of the shutter speed. Even when shooting at high shutter speeds, it is necessary to pause for a moment before taking the next shot.


The Hasselblad X1D-50c 4116 edition is a commemorative model for Hasselblad’s 75th anniversary and has a different coloring from the regular X1D-50C. X1D-50c 4116 edition, I borrowed a normal X1D-50C when my X1DII was repaired and used it, but I did not notice any difference between the X1D-50c 4116 edition, I did not notice any difference between it and the X1D-50c.
The HC/HCD lens when used with the dedicated XCD lens and XH lens adapter has an angle of view equivalent to 0.8x 35mm focal length.
When the XH Converter 0.8 is used, the 35mm focal length is multiplied by 0.8x, and the 0.8x conversion is added to the sensor size, resulting in a nearly medium-format size angle of view. Therefore, the HCD lens lacks an image circle and the periphery is slightly vignetted.

Camera Effective Pixels50 megapixels5.3 × 5.3µm
Sensor size43.8 × 32.9mm
Lens mountHasselblad X Mount
撮像素子CMOS sensor8272 × 6200 pixels
EVFLCD viewfinder / Approx. 2.36 million pixels
Back LCD3-inch, 920,000-pixel TFT display
Record mediaSD Card Dual Slot
BatteryRechargeable battery 3400mAh (for X system)Included battery is 3200mAh
SizeW x H x D 148 x 97 x 70mmExcluding protruding parts
Weight(g)725g (including body, battery, and memory card)

Camera option

  • Hasselblad Rechargeable Battery 3400mAh (for X system)
  • XV Lens Adapter
  • XH Lens Adapter
  • XH Lens Converter 0.8
  • Release Cord for X1D Release Cord X
  • Tripod Mounting Ring (75mm)


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