You may have read my review of the H6D 100c where I demonstrate how several of Hasselblads high-end lenses are being outperformed by regular full frame lenses. You may have also seen some reviews on YouTube where reviewers weren't too happy with the lens line-up or performance of said lenses for the Hasselblad X1D. I still maintain that there isn't a single lens from Hasselblad currently available, that can outperform the top full frame lenses. Well, what happens when you couple one of the best full frame lenses currently available on the market with the X1D?
In short, the results are stunning, just take a look at the image below.
The depth of field is incredibly shallow due to having a wider angle of view and being able to shoot closer to the subject. The lens itself is quite possibly the best 85mm lens ever made in terms of sheer optics and the detail it can render is amazing. When you couple the X1D with a lens of this caliber, it's then that medium format starts to make more sense. Full frame has the best lenses, medium format has the best sensors, and combinations such as these are the best of both.
You can download the raw files from Granger's website.
Images used with permission of Matt Granger.