I’ve had my new Fuji 10-24mm lens for a month now and I thought I’d share a few thoughts and pictures with you. The lens is quite chunky and heavy by Fuji XF standards but still nowhere near as bulky as the Nikon 16-35mm f4 lens that I sold to fund this purchase. And am I glad I made the swop? Well the answer is a definite yes – not because of any huge gains in image quality but simply because I’m using the lens more that I was the Nikon. Essentially that’s because the Fuji X-Series is more luggable.
I’ve chosen a few photos below from my first month, including shots from a beach holiday in Cornwall (the subject of an earlier post), a visit to the beautiful Lake District in the North West of the UK and also a shot or two from my hometown of Preston.
All the shots here were shot in RAW and then converted in Lightroom. I’m still not convinced I’ve really got the most out of the lens yet and I’ve read some comments about in-camera jpegs being the way to go for the best results with this lens. That’s an option I’ll certainly be trying.
I’m no pixel peeper so I couldn’t tell you if this lens is as good as others when you enlarge the image by 500 percent or whatever. If you want the ultimate quality for advertising or the like then you have plenty of options. I can’t imagine any situation where the quality of these images will let me down unless it’s due to user error.
One thing of note is that for some of these shots a polarising filter was fitted. I found the effect to be a bit hit and miss with coverage across the frame to be quite inconsistent. No fault of the lens but I am wondering whether it’s worth bothering with the filter at all given that the results without the filter are pretty damned good anyway.
By all accounts the image stabilisation is pretty good on this lens too. I’ve only had a couple of occasions to test this out and I have to say it’s been impressive.
So, all in all this is another great Fuji lens which I will be using a lot.