Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 Lens Review: A stand-out, versatile, ultra-wide zoom
posted Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:04 PM EDT
Fuji announced the 10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens at the end of 2013, and it finally released several months later. This ultra-wide zoom lens offers an equivalent 15-36mm field of view, optical image stabilization, and a constant maximum aperture of f/4. This all makes for a rather unique and versatile ultra-wide lens for Fuji shooters since there aren't really any alternatives -- from Fuji or 3rd parties -- for a super-wide angle of view with zoom functionality.
Like many of Fuji's lenses, this XF-series lens is very well-built with an all-metal contrstruction and a smooth, black satin finish. For an ultra-wide mirrorless zoom lens, it isn't all that heavy (just over 14 oz.), but mounted on the smaller X-mount bodies it does make for a package that's not quite as compact as some might prefer.
Performance-wise, this lens displays excellent sharpness, especially toward the wider angles, which is great news for landscapers and architectural photographers. Other optical factors like CA, distortion and vignetting are very well controlled, however, like some of Fuji's other lenses we've tested recently, the camera body corrects heavily for these factors -- even with RAW files processed in Adobe Camera Raw.
For all the details, head over to SLRgear to read our full Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 R OIS review, complete with our in-depth report, final conclusion as well as our full range of test results and sample images.
The Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 R OIS is currently available for purchase with an MSRP of around $1000, and includes a petal-shaped lens hood. Check out Amazon, Adorama or B&H for more info on purchasing. Buying this lens, or any other item, at one of these trusted affiliates helps support this site and keeps the reviews coming!
In the meantime, check out some sample photos shot by our senior lens technician Rob Murray. You can view more sample photos, plus download the full-resolution files, over at our Flickr page.