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REVIEWED: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 OIS: Examples and More (Carrizo Plain, X-Pro2)

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS

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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.

I particularly like the 10-12mm range for the steep perspective; it reminds me of using the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G, or the Canon 11-24mm f/4L.

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.

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.

Water Tank at Dusk, Carrizo Plain
f6.4 @ 1/17 sec, ISO 200; 2016-03-21 19:11:14
X-Pro2 + XF10-24mmF4 R OIS @ 25.3mm (16.6mm)

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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.

Defunct Ranch Building, Big Sky
f9 @ 1/400 sec, ISO 200; 2016-03-21 16:40:01
X-Pro2 + XF10-24mmF4 R OIS @ 15.3mm (10mm)

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Yellow Loner
f5.6 @ 2.0 sec, ISO 200; 2016-03-22 19:30:48
X-Pro2 + XF10-24mmF4 R OIS @ 21.1mm (13.8mm)

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Green Barn
f6.4 @ 1/420 sec, ISO 200; 2016-03-21 17:06:27
X-Pro2 + XF10-24mmF4 R OIS @ 19.2mm (12.6mm)

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Debris on Table
f9 @ 1/6 sec, ISO 200; 2016-03-21 16:55:28
X-Pro2 + XF10-24mmF4 R OIS @ 20.1mm (13.2mm)

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Debris on Table
f4 @ 1/30 sec, ISO 200; 2016-03-21 19:12:14
X-Pro2 + XF10-24mmF4 R OIS @ 15.3mm (10mm)

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