The Hasselblad with its ZEISS lenses has captured many of the most significant images of mankind. The pictures of NASA’s landings on the moon are probably the most famous of them. The image quality made possible by this photographic system is legendary.
Zeiss FE-Lenses for Hasselblad 200 series cameras are at least twice as fast as the corresponding focal lengths from the CFi/CFE series. On top, they offer more close-focusing capability. This was made possible only by excluding the central shutter from the lens. Therefore, FE-Lenses cannot be used with 500 series cameras.
All FE-Lenses come with additional components for 200 series Hasselblad TTL light metering and auto-exposure.
The Zeiss CFi/CFE-Lenses for Hasselblad 500 series cameras are the worldwide benchmark for image quality in medium format optics. The performance of these lenses utilizes the potential of best color films to the fullest or even surpasses it.
ZEISS manufactured these lenses with tolerances so narrow that uniform image quality is assured from unit to unit. These lenses are designed and made for a service life counting in decades. Each of these lenses is equipped with a Prontor CFi central shutter, the only all-metal central shutter in the world offering shutter speeds and flash-synchronization from 1 s to 1/500 s. With these lenses Hasselblad cameras can operate fully independantly from batteries.
These lenses can also be used with 200 series Hasselblad cameras, either with the lens' central shutter (this is what the "C" stands for) or the camera body's focal plane shutter (this is what the "F" stands for). CFE lenses come with additional components for 200 series Hasselblad TTL light metering and auto-exposure (this is what the "E" stands for).
|Super Wide Angle||Ap. range||Focus||AOV||Weight|
|F-Distagon T* 3,5/30 CFi||3.5 - 22||0.3 m - ∞||180°||1360 g|
|Distagon T* 4/40 IF CFE
||4 - 22||0.5 m - ∞||88°||1130 g|
|Distagon T* 4/50 FLE/CFi||4 - 32||0.5 m - ∞||76°||800 g|
|Distagon T* 3,5/60 CFi||3.5 - 22||0.6 m - ∞||66°||680 g|
|Planar T* 2,8/80 CFE||2.8 - 22||0.9 m - ∞||52°||510 g|
|Planar T* 3,5/100 CFi||3.5 - 22||0.9 m - ∞||43°||600 g|
|Makro-Planar T* 4/120 CFE||4 - 32||0.8 m - ∞||36°||780 g|
|Sonnar T* 4/150 CFi||4 - 32||1.4 m - ∞||29°||850 g|
|Sonnar T* 4/180 CFE||4 - 32||1.55 m - ∞||24°||1080 g|
|Sonnar T* 5,6/250 CFi||5.6 - 45||2.5 m - ∞||18°||1000 g|
|Tele-Superachromat T* 5,6/350||5.6 - 45||3.5 m - ∞||13°||1800 g|
Victor Hasselblad's world-famous medium format camera with its distinct cube-shaped body and elegant, chrome-plated contours has become a real icon. Many experienced photographers across the globe consider the Hasselblad with its Carl Zeiss lenses to be the best camera ever – particularly when it comes to image quality. This is also why NASA opted for this camera for their photos of the moon landing. The lenses provide everything demanding photographers expect of lenses of a particularly high quality. ZEISS ZV Classic lenses have been designed for use with all Hasselblad cameras in what is now called the V system, built since 1957. They can be used for both analog and digital photography. ZEISS ZV Classic lenses contain no electronics whatsoever. They can therefore be used for many years without losing their value.