We recently had a look at the Fujifilm 8-16mm F2.8 (which we loved). It’s optical quality is fantastic, but it’s price tag won’t be fantastic to some. Fujifilm do have an alternative which has been the staple for many years, and that is the Fujifilm 10-24mm F4. Aimed at enthusiasts and wide angle lovers, we have a look as to why the 10-24mm is such a popular lens.
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
- Four Aspherical Elements
- Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Super EBC Coating
- Stepping Autofocus Motor
- Optical Image Stabilization
- Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
Design and Handling
Design wise the Fujifilm 10-24mm has a pretty good form factor and weight making it easy to travel with. There is a large rubberised ring for the zoom, clicky aperture ring and a metal ring for focus. On the side of the lens there is an optical image stabilisation switch and aperture selector. Overall the lens feels premium like any Fujinon X mount lens. However just note if you are taking it out during bad weather or near water, the lens is not weather sealed.
Autofocus speeds are of a good standard on the Fujifilm 10-24mm. This is more apparent on bodies such as the X-T3 or X-T30. The optics are coated with SUPER EBC, and does well against flaring/ghosting. Having a constant maximum aperture of F4 allows the lens to be used in a variety of scenarios. However bokeh wise, the wide nature of the lens combined with a low max aperture does not give off an amazing degree of background separation.
The sample images were shot using a Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm 10-24mm. When shooting at 10mm and 24mm there is a low amount of linear distortion and vignetting. The lens performs its strongest when opened up wide between F4-F10. Corner resolution and centre sharpness is great throughout the focal length.
The Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 is a brilliant wide angle zoom lens. If you are a hardcore landscape photographer or someone that shoots in poor weather conditions than the Fujifilm 8-16mm is the lens to go for. However if you are looking to get into landscape photography or play around or just looking for an everyday wide angle, than the Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 is a good option. Check out our full review below.