Fu­ji­non XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS

£849/$999

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Pricey, but worth ev­ery penny Lens mount Fuji f ilm X

There’s no deny­ing that this Fu­ji­film lens is con­sid­er­ably pricier than some of the other own-brand of­fer­ings from cam­era man­u­fac­tur­ers – but in this case, you get what you pay for. As an ‘R’ se­ries op­tic, it has a phys­i­cal aper­ture ring for in­tu­itive man­ual ad­just­ments. Four aspher­i­cal el­e­ments and four ED (Ex­tra-low Dis­per­sion) el­e­ments are in­cluded in the op­ti­cal path. Zoom and fo­cus mech­a­nisms are both fully in­ter­nal, so the front el­e­ment nei­ther ex­tends nor ro­tates.

The aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem is based on a step­ping motor, which also en­ables pre­cise man­ual ad­just­ments via the elec­tron­i­cally cou­pled fo­cus ring. An op­ti­cal im­age sta­biliser is in­cluded.

Con­trast and sharp­ness are spec­tac­u­lar through­out the short half of the zoom range, even wide-open at f/4, although it pays to stop down to f/5.6 to­wards the long end. Aut­o­fo­cus is both quick and ac­cu­rate.

Dig­i­tal Cam­era ver­dict

A con­stant-aper­ture zoom with a tough metal bar­rel, the Fu­ji­non XF10-24mm feels ev­ery inch a pro­fes­sional-grade choice. It’s sim­ply a fab­u­lous lens.

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