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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24 mm f/4R OIS

20 August 2014
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros
  • solid casing,
  • very good image quality in the frame centre,
  • good image quality on the edge of the frame at shorter focal lengths,
  • slight chromatic aberration for most combinations of focal lengths and apertures,
  • good control of spherical aberration,
  • moderate astigmatism,
  • good performance against bright light,
  • silent, fast and accurate autofocus.

Cons:

  • too weak image quality on the edge of the frame at 24 mm focal length,
  • bad distortion correction,
  • huge vignetting at the shortest focal length,
  • exorbitant price

The Fujinon XF 10–24 mm f/4R OIS is undoubtedly a good lens – still we admit its performance left us a bit dissatisfied. As one of the most expensive ultra-wide angle device on the market it should have been beyond reproach in every category; instead we got several slip-ups which simply shouldn’t have happened at this price point. If this lens cost about 2,000-2,500 PLN I would recommend it to anybody but with its current price tag it would be really difficult to do so.


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Overall the tested lens is a device characteristic for the whole Fujifilm X optics which can be described as good but definitely overpriced. It is difficult to believe a system with the majority of lenses being noticeably more expensive than its direct competitors has a bright future and awaits an intensive development.