Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS
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.