Cambo CA-XCD for Hasselblad X1D
Cambo have announced a new camera mount for the Hasselblad X1D so that you can use Canon T/S lenses. This is now made possible as Hasselblad introduced the firmware upgrade enabling the Electronic shutter on the sensor and the lens shutter will then be disabled.
Since the launch of the Cambo Actus demands from photographers is to use existing lenses which have large image circles, such as the Canon 17mm and 24mm TS lenses. Both of these lenses have Tilt and Shift options, ideal for controlling the perspective of the shot.
The CA-XCD adapter fits directly to the bayonet of the X1D camera body and the lens aperture is controlled electronically when dialling in the required f-stop. As there is no direct connection between lens and body, there is no data received; aperture, auto-focus or EXIF, from the lens.
Why make this lens adapter?
The Hasselblad X1D sensor measures 33x44mm and Canon lenses such as the 17mm T-SE and 24mm T-SE have very large image circles, they will cover the sensor size and will enable the photographer to apply movement.
Hasselblad’s firmware upgrade v1.17.2 now enables the user to disable the lens shutter and use the electronic shutter in the sensor. You can find more information about the shutter functionality and how to change the camera settings page 92 of the Hasselblad X1D instruction manual.
The Cambo CA-XCD is available now, price €949.00 excl.TAX and delivery.