The X2D-100C is a mirrorless digital camera released by Hasselblad in September 2022.
The previous model, X1DII-50C, was released in July 2019, so its successor took three years to come out.
I will keep track of it as I start using it.
My personal preferences for X2D are as follows.
- Increased to 100 million pixels
- Diopter adjustment of EVF is now software-based
- The LCD now moves up and down.
- Sub-LCD attached.
- Battery (IS16046/IEC62133) is the same as before.
Features to be improved
- There are several HC lenses for which IBIS does not work
- Many lenses IBIS does not work when using XH-Converter 0.8.
- Many lenses IBIS does not work when using x1.7 teleconverter.
Where I don’t care too much.
- No focus peaking (I have been using image magnification to check focus since X1DII)
- Video recording is gone.
Firmwear 1.1.0 Release
It seems that Phocus Mobile 2.0 is just an improvement in operation.
Firmwear 1.0.5 Release
Some lens-related firmware updates.
No updates related to IBIS in XH-CONVERTER-0.8.
HC300mm+H-Converter-1.7 operation is also not improved.
AF operation of HCD35-90mm is also not improved.
42 shots taken with the Planar 2.8/80-6elements with XV-Adapter.
The response of the electronic shutter feels improved over the X1DII.
22 shots taken with the NOVOFLEX LEICA-R mount adapter and SUMMICRON-R 2/35 2nd generation
This lens has a smaller image circle than the Summicron-R 50mm, which results in more vignetting at the corners.
18 shots were taken with the NOVOFLEX LEICA-R mount adapter and the SUMMICRON-R 2/50 2nd generation.
This lens has a wide image circle with little vignetting in the corners.
34 shots were taken with the HC150mm +XH-Adapter +H26 extension Tube.
It is like taking one 36-shot film per day.
Amazon time sale, SABRENT CFexpress Type-B 1TB *1 is as low as 34399 yen.
1TB memory feels like an era. 1TB SSD is around 20,000 yen, so I hope the price will go down more.
32 shots were taken with the HC210mm/HC100mm +XH-Adapter +H26 extension Tube.
108 shots were taken with the HC35mm +XH-Converter0.8.
6 shots were taken with the HC80mm +XH-Adapter.
15 shots were taken with the HC80mm +XH-Adapter.
14 shots were taken with the HC80mm +XH-Adapter.
Phocus 3.7 has been released; the Phocus logo has been changed from ● to ■.
The matter reported to Hasselblad Japan will be reported to the home country after verification in Japan.
148 shots were taken with the HC50-110mm Zoom +XH-Converter0.8.
Since it is an old lens, it can only be used in MF. When I asked them to replace the shutter unit to make it AF, they said it would cost 300,000-400,000 yen to send it to Sweden. It is a little sad that IBIS is not available as per the test.
This lens seems to stand out a lot and people talk to me when I have it.
66 shots were taken with the HC50mm-II +XH-Converter0.8.
I found that IBIS (In Body Image Stabilizer) does not work with this combination.
The shutter will not release unless the IBIS switch is manually turned off.
It is good that some lenses do not function with IBIS, but it is somewhat troublesome to manually turn off the function.
In X1DII, there was no problem without IBIS, so I can accept the fact that some lenses do not function, but I hope that IBIS will be supported in future firmware updates, as it is a great help on the telephoto side.
Especially for x1.7 teleconverter, all lenses except for the HC100mm were wiped out.
Below is a list of lenses I have on hand that I have verified for IBIS.
○ indicates that the lens can be used (in the case of the orange dot, AF is also possible), and × indicates that IBIS is not supported. Unable to mount means that it cannot be physically mounted.
|Lens name||XH_Adapter||XH-Converter0.8||Converter X1.7|
|HCD24mm||×||×||Can not use|
|HCD28mm||×||×||Can not use|
|HC35mm||○||×||Can not use|
|HC120mm Macro-I||○||Can not use||×|
|HC300mm||○||×||× Display err 46|
|HC50-110mm||×||×||Can not use|
|HCD35-90mm||×||×||Can not use|
73 shots were taken with the HC120mm Macro +XH-Adapter.
I feel the benefit of in-body image stabilization for indoor and macro photography.
After all, the improved camera response is very pleasing as a tool; I have been using cameras with poor response such as the SIGMA SD series and LEICA DMR/M8, so the X1DII was acceptable, but the X2D is very nice to be able to use HC lenses at a fast pace.
20 shots were taken with the HC100mm +XH-Adapter.
The XH-Adapter is only a tube, so it is lightweight, and the 35mm equivalent is 80mm.
I received an email from Hasselblad that Phocus 3.7, which was supposed to be released at the same time, has been postponed.
20 shots were taken with the HC80mm +XH-Converter0.8.
Considering CFexpress card and card reader.
AngelBird 512GB at Yodobashi Camera is inexpensive.
19 shots were taken with the HC80mm +XH-Converter0.8.
I would like to set the image scale up button to the AF-D button, but it doesn’t seem to be possible.
Diopter adjustment of EVF (default is good)
When you are processing images, 11656 pixels on the raw long side is vast.
17 shots were taken with the XCD-45P attached.
The recording media is CFexpress, but since there is a built-in 1TB memory, I plan to use that for the time being.
The LCD, which is working immediately, is useful for cat photography.
I am glad that the diopter adjustment dial has been removed. With the X1DII, it was sometimes changed unexpectedly, which sometimes resulted in a blurry EVF display.
The camera settings have not been tweaked at all and I will be customizing them in the future.
What we would like to do
Check the magnification button when using MF lenses
EVF diopter adjustment (default is not bad)
I just got it on 2022.9.12. I have only taken a short walk with XCD-45P attached, but I will note my first impressions.
I traded in 4 assets I had on hand to acquire it. I was told that the initial shipment was small, so I decided immediately.
I opened the box and checked the startup only.
The startup time was noticeably faster than that of the X1DII, and it was finally as fast as that of a normal digital camera.
It is like X1D (5 seconds), X1DII (3 seconds), and X2D (1 second) in terms of sensation, but it still feels as if you have to wait one beat.
The strap attachment has changed from a ring type to a sliding Hasselblad type.
The battery is the same as before, and it is very nice that the X1DII’s battery can be used.