14 Sep Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS Review – Solid Landscapes
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The Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 was the first lens I bought for the X system back when I got the X-T10 as a second camera to my then Sony A7R II. This lens provides a solid wide angle option for the system in a package that does not weigh down the bag.
This review will not focus on charts in a lab or specs, there are dozens of sites providing that already. I will instead focus on my experiences of creating images with this lens, and where it sits in my current stable of Fujinon lenses.
Build Quality and Handling
The build quality of this lens feels superb in the hand. There is very little to no play when attached to either my X-T10 or X-T2 and the zoom ring feels very firmly attached. The lens hood still snaps into place even after more than a year of use.
In terms of handling, I feel that the zoom ring is a bit stiff, but still manageable. You’ll get used to it, but the first time you try to turn it, you might be surprised by how stiff it is. The front element moves within the barrel of the lens when zooming, so you don’t have to worry about graduated ND filters turning out of place when adjusting focal lengths.
The lack of Weather Resistance is the only letdown in this lens, as there is no rubber gasket around the lens mount. You might want to invest in a rain cover if you shoot close to waterfalls or in heavy snowfall frequently. Otherwise just relax and enjoy the images it produces. I’ve used this lens in temperatures below -20C (in dry weather) and have had no problems.
Landscape Image Quality
Like most Fujinon XF lenses, the sharpness and contrast produced by this lens is excellent. I generally shoot at F8 for maximum sharpness…
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