The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 OIS is a fun lens to shoot in the field. After the XF 35mm f/2, it was my favorite on my recent trip to the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
But how does the XF 10-24mm perform across the zoom range on the 24-megapixel Fujifilm X-Pro2? I gave it a good look in a variety of ways, seeking to understand its behavior in a practical way for field use.
- Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 Examples: Carrizo Plain
- Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 10mm: Water Tank At Dusk
- Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 10mm: Defunct Ranch Building, Big Sky
- Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 12.6mm: Green Barn
- Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 13.2mm: Debris on Table
- Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 16.6: Water Tank At Dusk
Images at sizes up to 24 megapixels (full-res). Some of the images used are shown below.
The aperture series all show the conversion settings used (including B&W), and that in itself may be quite useful to Fujifilm X shooters. Adobe Camera Raw was used, with two stage sharpening, with diffraction mitigating sharpening for smaller apertures. Fujifilm X-Pro2 raw RAF files remain a challenge (and in truth, a hassle as compared to most cameras), but I think I have it reasonably nailed down for most outdoor type shots now.
The mimicry of ACROS film is good enough as a starting point, but the custom Photoshop Black & White layer conversion used here is far superior to the ACROS version because tonal relationships could be modified for the desired effect in sky and grass, a huge advantage over a fixed tonal mapping. The aperture series for this image shows all the conversion settings used.