FUJINON XF 10-24mm ƒ/4 Review | Fuji vs. Fuji

When I decided to ditch the DSLR, the lens I knew I was going to miss the most was Nikon’s 14-24 ultra-wide zoom. When my FAS (Fuji Acquisition Syndrome) first began, the 10-24mm ƒ/4 was already on the roadmap so I knew I’d eventually be ok. With an equivalent focal length of 15mm at the wide end, it’s the slightest bit less wide, but it also reaches out to just past 35mm equivalent so it’s more than a reasonable tradeoff. It’s also an ƒ/4 fixed aperture, which of course, is a little slower the the ƒ/2.8 of the 14-24. But then the 10-24mm ƒ/4 has OIS (or VR or IS in Nikon’s and Canon’s parlance, respectively), which gets you extra handheld stability in low light. In fact, it would be more accurate to describe the 10-24mm ƒ/4 was a 16-35 VR that goes much, much wider. And it’s smaller. And lighter. And the build is better. I would chose this lens any day over any of the ultra wide zoom offerings from the full frame systems. The rings on this lens are all very satisfying. Not quite as satisfying as the 56mm ƒ/1.2, but really, nothing is. The inner-most ring which controls the aperture has the exact same feel as the FUJINON XF 18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4. The zoom ring is a little stiffer than the 18-55mm. Whether or not this is better will come down to preference. I should note again that I’m working with a pre-production unit so things could be different with the shipping product. The focus ring also feels just like the split focus ring on the kit lens. Nice and smooth…….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF10-24mm F4.0

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