Fujinon XF 10-24 mm Review

Categoria: English Pubblicato: Martedì, 27 Maggio 2014 Scritto da Donato Chirulli

 

 

 

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @14mm Iso 200 f/4,0 - 1/125 sec. Raw file

For once, let’s start with a shortcoming the unfortunately this lens shares with almost all the Fuji lenses: the aperture ring. I keep wondering why Fuji’s Engineers cannot design a stiffer aperture ring, like the ones in the old days. It would be great to have a ring that doesn’t move as soon as you touch it. This thing is really annoying, I often find myself shooting at a different aperture compared to the one I wanted to shoot at, it keeps moving too easily. Did someone forget that aside from being exposed here and there, lenses have to be used in several shooting conditions? When everything is quiet it’s just a marginal downside but when thigs gets hot, when everything becomes fast and cahotic, it’s just unreliable. Even worse is the fact that there are no marks on the barrel to know what aperture you are using, and you’re forced to look the EVF or the LCD panel to know what aperture you are using.

Fuji did a miracle with its X-Mount system, a high quality, versatile, well priced system that over the years has been higly appreciated by professional and enthusiasts photographers from all over the world…Why spoil all of this with such design shortcomings?

 

Anyway if the shortcomings are shared with its siblings, the same can be said for the qualities. The build quality is high, good feeling, the lens is small and lighweight, the hood comes included (and this is not so usual among other manufacturers, even for high priced lenses).

 

In the Field

Even if it’s a zoom lens, performances are exceptional. It was somehow expected, especially knowing how good the 14mm is, but it’s always better not to take it for granted.

This kind of focal range is not so easy to manage during the design phase but also in the field, but Fuji manged to produce a sharp lens with only a slight resolution drop towards the corners, especially at the widest end. More than that anyway what is really impressive is how they managed to reduce distortions and vignetting that are almost inexistent, with a minimal chromatic abberation. Performances remain even throughout the entire focal and aperture range allowing this zoom lens to be used without any concern almost everywhere.

As usual here at Riflessifotografici, we tested the lens with several lighting conditions, different subjects and situations in order to give our readers the most complete coverage of this lens qualities. We used an E-X1 for this review and in every single situation results were aequate to the class of this lens.

As far as price and technical specification are concerned the XF 10-24mm is comparable to what other manufacturers have in their lineups (CSC or DSLR), with the convenience of being smaller and lighter.

 

Countryside & Landscapes

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/13 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/14 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @13mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @14mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/60 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/125 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/13 - 1/125 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/9,0 - 1/250 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/18 - 1/30 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/8,0 - 1/80 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/125 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @17mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/125 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/125 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/8,0 - 1/125 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/250 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @14mm Iso 200 f/4,0 - 1/125 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/8,0 - 1/60 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/9,0 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/13 - 1/250 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/7,1 - 1/125 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 3200 f/4,0 - 1/30 sec. Jpeg file

Crop 100% - Center

Crop 100% - Upper Border

 

City Time & Street

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/10 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/8,0 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @22mm Iso 1600 f/10 - 1/125 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @14mm Iso 1600 f/5,6 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 1250 f/6,4 - 1/60 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 1250 f/7,1 - 1/60 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 6400 f/4,5 - 1/30 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @12mm Iso 6400 f/6,4 - 1/30 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/9,0 - 1/320 sec. Jpeg file (post-produced with Pshop)

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @21mm Iso 200 f/10 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 500 f/11 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 1250 f/7,1 - 1/30 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/250 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/250 sec. Raw file (post-production LR5 & Viveza2)

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 320 f/18 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/7,1 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @20mm Iso 320 f/4,0 - 1/4000 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @19mm Iso 200 f/4,0 - 1/500 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 200 f/11 - 1/60 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 500 f/10 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @14mm Iso 320 f/9,0 - 1/250 sec. Raw file (Crop)

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 1000 f/6,4 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file (Crop)

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @19mm Iso 800 f/4,0 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @13mm Iso 1000 f/4,5 - 1/500 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 500 f/6,4 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 1600 f/9,0 - 1/500 sec. Raw file (Crop)

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 250 f/6,4 - 1/500 sec. Raw file (Crop)

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @10mm Iso 1600 f/11 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 320 f/7,1 - 1/250 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @13mm Iso 1600 f/11 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @14mm Iso 160 f/7,1 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 1600 f/10 - 1/250 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @14mm Iso 1600 f/9,0 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 640 f/8,08 - 1/500 sec. Jpeg file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 250 f/16 - 1/15 sec. Raw file (post-processed LR5 & Pshop)

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 320 f/11 - 1/250 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @15mm Iso 500 f/9,0 - 1/500 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 1600 f/8,0 - 1/250 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @12mm Iso 320 f/4,5 - 1/500 sec. Raw file

Fujifilm X-E1 & Fujinon XF 10-24mm 1:4 R OIS @24mm Iso 1600 f/5,6 - 1/125 sec. Raw file (post-processed LR5 & Silver Efex2)


Conclusions

Thanks to this new zoom the X-Mount system finally has a really wide angle lens, thus allowing photographers to expand their own creativity and at the same time it adds more reasons to “switch” to the Fuji’s system. People who couldn’t do it due to the lack of wide angle lenses, can finally enjoy the X-system if they decide to.

 

It suffices to say that a photographer like me was forced to use different cameras to have a lens like this. Thank to this lens I would have no problem using it for my professional shootings, also thanks to the great Fuji cameras.

Note

All  Jpeg files were taken with Standard Film Simulation - Flat settings and Sharp +1. Then sligty adjusted with pshop exclusively for brightness levels and (where necessary) with correction of alignment and minor crop, unless otherwise specified.

All raw files were processed using LR 5 with minor adjustments of brightness / saturation / sharpening / straightening / crop and then on pshop for finishing, unless specified otherwise.