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Hasselblad, AquaTech team up for new housing for X1D II platform

Hasselblad, AquaTech launched new REFLEX Water Housing

Hasselblad and AquaTech have launched the REFLEX Water Housing, the first in a series of housings culminating from 20 years of design and of field testing. Weighing 1.6kg (3.52 lbs) and waterproof down to 10 meters (33ft), the REFLEX X1D II 50C is the first official underwater solution for the Hasselblad X System.

“This exciting collaboration with AquaTech takes our most portable medium format camera even further, giving our innovative X1D II platform more creative freedom thanks to REFLEX for the X System,” says Bronius Rudnickas, marketing manager, Hasselblad.

The REFLEX X1D II 50C allows for shooting with the entire XCD lens range. The glass-filled polycarbonate construction combines controls made from 316 stainless steel, hard-anodized aluminum and high-strength plastics for a superior tactile feel and easy control while simultaneously ensuring extreme protection against salt water and corrosion, the company says. Two electronic shutter buttons on the REFLEX X1D II 50C also enable easy capture whether shooting in landscape or portrait orientation. Navigating other settings and menu parameters can be done via the camera’s back buttons.

“We are very pleased to release the REFLEX Water Housing for the Hasselblad X1D II 50C. We’re proud to be able to open new creative opportunities for X1D II users, and we are excited to see some of the high-quality work that will be achieved with this collaboration between AquaTech and Hasselblad,” says Alan Love, managing director, AquaTech.

The REFLEX X1D II 50C dimensions measure at W 210mm (8.26“) by L 135mm (5.31“) by H 190mm (7.48“). The housing allows access to the following camera controls: Menu; AE Lock; AF Drive; Browse; Rectangle; Star; and Cross / Delete. In addition to the REFLEX Water Housing, the kit includes Back Plate with Controls; Camera Plate for mounting X1DII Camera; Cable Release for Electronic Shutter; Instructions; and Tool Kit.

The REFLEX Water Housing for the Hasselblad X1D II 50C has a MSRP of $1695 excluding tax / €1795 including VAT when purchased through European retailers only.

Learn more about the REFLEX Water Housing for the Hasselblad X1D II 50C and purchase here.

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