Hasselblad HC 150mm

Purpose:

An ideal portrait lens, providing the ideal perspective for head and shoulder portraits. The Hasselblad HC 150mm f/3.2′s focal length offers a moderate, but clearly visible, telephoto effect and the shallow depth-of-field can be used to set distracting backgrounds off-focus. In addition, the special optical design of the lenses provides a uniquely soft, smooth quality to the blurred or out-of-focus areas of the image.

Performance:

The lense is sharp and contrasty with a great bokeh for portraits at any aperture.  I noticed the sharpness is not that great if the target is far away like 10m. It’s great though for close ups and 3/4 body shots.

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Focus:

Focusing works fast and accurate. If used open of course, it needs to be focused carefully.

Handling:

The lense is a typical medium format lense and quite heavy. It balances good on the H4D body though and is a pleasure to work.

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Summary:

Highly recommended lense. I bought mine used as a bargain and it turned out to be a real work horse.