The Hasselblad HCD 24mm f/4.8 Wide Angle Prime Lens is a rear-focusing lens designed specifically for digital use on H-series Hasselblad cameras, including the H4X, H2D, H3D, H4D and H5D. Because of this, the lens is not compatible with the Hasselblad 1.7x Converter or film magazines.
It is constructed with metal wherever possible, rather than plastic, in order to ensure reliability and durability year after year. It has 14 glass elements in 11 groups, arranged in a rear-focusing type design. In addition, the special optical design of the lens provides a uniquely soft, smooth quality to the blurred or out-of-focus areas of the image. It supports 95mm threaded filters and includes 105 and 112mm step-up filter adapters.
All HCD lenses have electronic shutter mechanisms and feature multi-coatings for efficient stray light elimination, an integral focus drive motor and instant access to manual focus without switching between manual and auto focus.