DISTAGON FE F/2.8 50 MM (FLE) 

A WIDE-APERTURE wide-angle lens without a shutter. The 50mm Distagon FE lens has four floating front elements (FLE) that move independently from the other 5 elements when the focusing ring is turned.

The nine element lens design is extremely compact despite the speed and wider angular field. This is a particular achievement in view of the fact that - owing to the mirror motion - the distance of the last lens surface from the film must be 35% longer than the focal length.

The optical design is such that, when focusing, the spacing between internal lens elements is changed in accordance with the law of optics (floating element). This considerably improves image quality in close-ups and makes it possible to reduce the shortest focusing distance. The wide aperture f/2.8 is extremely fast for a wide-angle lens designed for a medium format camera.

FE lenses have no shutter - this is a compromise where you need speed, you gave up the conveneience of built-in leaf shutter. The bayonet mounts are fitted with necessary coupling for automatic diaphragm operation. The FE lenses also have four contact pins providing data transmission between the lens and the 205FCC and 203FE camera body.

FE lenses are distinguished by two blue lines on the left side of the aperture ring. When it was first announced a decade or so back, this controversial move by Hasselblad, actually was aimed to laid a foundation for what the designers visioned the director of Medium Format cameras were heading. The general trend towards automation is inevitable. Everything has a compromise, to let the users to enjoy popular features like programmed auto etc, the leaf shutter became an obstacle. Well, to many faithful hasselblad users - this move is quite drastic, as one of the key features, apart from bigger film size, is the built in- shutter of the lens. Now that, everybody is used to automation, this of course become natural acceptance. BUT, there Hasselbald has to maintain dual line of Cameras and Lenses to suit individual needs.


Specifications:

Max. Aperture 2.8 Focal Length 51.7mm Diaphragm 2.8-22 Angle of View, Diag./Horizontal 75°/56° No. of Elements 9 T* Focusing Range 12 1/2 in-infinity (0.32m) Weight 2 lbs 11 3/4 (1240g) Length 4 7/16 in (112mm) Filter Æ 93



PLANAR FE F/2 110MM 

THIS 7-ELEMENT PLANAR lens is an advancement of the classic Planar lens developed by Zeiss, which for the first time offered an excellent anastigmatic flatness of the image field for a fairly large angular field. This lens features a uniform sharpness across the entire image field. The focal length of 110mm allowed full utilisation of the correction potential of this type for the relative aperture 1:2, as fewer hindrances had to be overcome in the optical design. This is the first to be appear with the original body which can take in both the lenses of leaf shutter and non-shutter lenses. The big apertured lens does raise some eye-brows when it was launched. Generally, FE lens has minimum a stop faster than the conventional leaf shutter lenses - focal length to focal length.

Specifications:

Max. Aperture 2 Focal Length 110.8mm Diaphragm 2-16 Angle of view, Diag./Horizontal 39°/28° No. of Elements 7 T* Focusing Range 2 ft 6 in-infinity (0.8) Weight 1 lb 10 3/4 oz (760g) Length 3 7/16 in (87mm) Filter Æ 70



SONNAR FE F/2.8 150MM

FULL UTILISATION of the correction potential of this type of lens has resulted in superb image quality and high speed in the 150mm Sonnar lens. The design of the lens is extremely compact. At the infinity setting, the distance between the front lens vertex and the film plane is only as long as the focal length.


Specifications:

Max. Aperture 2.8 Focal Length 151.1mm Diaphragm 2.8-22 Angle of View, Diag./Horizontal 29°/21° No. of Elements 5 T* Focusing Range 4ft 6 in-infinity (1.4m) Weight 1 lb 9 oz (710g) Length 3 7/16 in (87mm) Filter Æ 70



TELE-TESSAR FE F/4 250 MM 

THIS LENS is a true telephoto lens, which is compact and relatively light. It has an exceptionally wide aperture for a lens of this focal length. It is of five-element construction and accepts the Hasselblad series 70 filters. Even at full aperture it provides superb image quality.


Specifications:


Max. Aperture 4 Focal Length 246.3mm Diaphragm 4-32 Angle of View, Diag./Horizontal 18°/13° No. of Elements 5 T* Focusing Range 8 ft 3 in-infinity (2.5m) Weight 2 lbs 1/2 oz (920g) Length 6 3/16 in (157mm) Filter Æ 70



TELE-TESSAR FE F/4 350MM 

THE FOCUSING RANGE extends down to 1.9m which is a remarkable achievement for a lens of this focal length. An internal focusing system ensures image quality is maintained - even at short focusing distances. It is equipped with a tripod socket and takes the Hasselblad series 93 filters. It becomes a superb 700mm 4/8 telephoto lens in combination with Converter 2XE.


Specifications:  

Max. Aperture 4 Focal Length 350.3mm Diaphragm 4-32 Angle of View, Diag./Horizontal 13°/9° No. of Elements 8 T* Focusing Range 6 ft 3 in-infinity (1.9m) Weight 4 lbs 6 1/2 oz (2000g) Length 10 5/16 in (262mm) Filter Æ 93

 

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