The classical portrait lens which provides the ideal perspective for head and shoulder portraits. The 150 mm 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. Can also be used favorably in other areas such as fashion and landscape photography
The Hasselblad Telephoto 150mm f/4.0 CFi Zeiss Sonnar Lens for 500 Series Cameras has a moderate but unmistakable telephoto effect - shallow depth-of-field and compressed perspective. It is the most popular lens for portrait, fashion and landscape photography. The CFi is the new improved CF series with increased contrast, upgraded shutter components, a locking PC-socket for flash sync cords, a redesigned and smoother focusing mechanism, a reinforced rear bayonet plate, a non-metallic front bayonet which withstands wear substantially better than the previous design and a new exterior design. CF lenses constitute Hasselblad's main lens series with focal lengths from 30mm to 500mm and are intended primarily for the 500 series cameras. They have built-in leaf shutters with speeds up to 1/500th second and flash sync on all speeds. CFE lenses have all the features of CFi lenses and also include the databus contacts for complete compatibility to the 200 series cameras.