Hasselblad has today announced an update to the firmware of the X-1D camera, specifically for use with the latest lenses.
Along with Nikon, Canon and Leica, they show an interest in keeping this site updated about their products. Like any other similar site or magazine, this should be standard practice.
It gives an opportunity therefore to say, that we have contacted all major camera companies, some many times over the years too try and make sure this happens. After all not everyone has the same system.
However, all of the other camera manufacturers seem uninterested or simply incapable of making such things take place.
This Hasselblad announcement may only be a firmware update, but if they can take the trouble to touch base, then we can certainly get it onto this site.
Here we go with the official details:
HASSELBLAD FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.22 FOR X1D-50C ADDS SUPPORT FOR NEW XCD LENSES
With the release of Hasselblad’s most recent XCD Lenses, the XCD 65, 80, and 135 including X Converter 1,7, the new 1.22 Firmware Update ensures photographers are equipped with the most up-to-date tools for capturing their creative visions. Alongside the latest 0.5.33 lens firmware, this update also includes a list of minor improvements that advance the overall functionality of the X1D- 50c mirrorless medium format camera. As with all X1D-50c and XCD Lens firmware updates, these upgraded features are easily downloaded through the My Hasselblad section at Hasselblad.com.
Support of Newest Lenses
The XCD 2,8/65, XCD 1,9/80 and XCD 2,8/135 are added to the lineup of supported lenses for the X1D-50c. Note that these lenses must also be updated to firmware 0.5.33 as well.
New Exposure Bracketing option
It is now possible to set an initial delay in order to avoid camera shake on long exposures.
Indication of Auto Focus Scan Range in Live View
With lenses that support divided scan range of Near, Far, or Full, a visual icon will be shown in Live View indicating when Near or Far settings are enabled. Currently the XCD 120 and XCD 135 lenses support this feature.
Customisable icon arrangement on main menu screen
Drag and drop icons to rearrange quick-access shortcuts to settings and options on the X1D-50c’s main menu screen.
New Custom Button options
Three new custom button options are available, including Live View On/Off, Drive to Near (mini- mum focus distance) and AF Scan Range Cycle.
New Self Timer option
It is now possible to turn off the front flashing LED during the Self Timer countdown.
AF with HC/HCD Lenses and Converters/Extension Tubes
Autofocus for compatible HC/HCD Lenses via the XH Adapter includes expanded support of select H System lens accessories including extension tubes and select adapters.
Set Focus Point back to the centre directly while in Live View by pressing the Cross (X) Button.
Firmware updates are available from the “My Hasselblad > Downloads” section online at Hasselblad. com. Users can update their firmware simply by downloading the “.cim” file to an SD card and selecting Firmware Update from the Service Menu on their camera.