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Fujifilm X-T1 and XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS (beta) samples gallery

By dpreview staff on Feb 24, 2014 at 18:56 GMT
Fujifilm X-T1 and XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS (beta) samples gallery - posted February 24th 2014

We've just returned from the CP+ show in Japan, where Fujifilm was kind enough to loan us a beta sample of its new 10-24mm zoom lens for the X-series interchangeable lens cameras. Although this is a beta (not final) sample, Fujifilm is confident enough about its performance to allow us to post images.

We've prepared a gallery of sample images taken in various conditions at various ISO sensitivity settings on the X-T1 for you to take a look at. 

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Total comments: 54
Just a Photographer
By Just a Photographer (2 months ago)

Couldn't DPReview have used the new LR/ACR 8.4 beta before showing these pictures?

The camera is tack sharp, but because of the way DPreview processes their images they look soft.

IMHO not a good way from DPreview to show these pictures in this way as it unfortunately gives people false information regarding the quality of the lens/camera.

Comment edited 7 minutes after posting
3 upvotes
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (1 month ago)

These are straight out of camera JPEGs.

1 upvote
Beat Traveller
By Beat Traveller (2 months ago)

Nice choice of composition in all of these shots. I feel like the lens doesn't quite live up to the price they're asking for it though, at least not when you compare it to the value of Fuji's other lenses.

1 upvote
jhinkey
By jhinkey (2 months ago)

Maybe it's the processing, maybe it's the apertures used, but it seems the sharpness down at the pixel level is not all that great and I see sharpening halos around many objects. At these apertures the sharpness across the frame seems pretty even at 10mm (even into the corners) which is no small feat for sure.
The ghosting/flare characteristics seem pretty darned good for an UWA zoom!

0 upvotes
Just a Photographer
By Just a Photographer (2 months ago)

It is the way DPreview processes their images.
The new LR/ACR 8.4 update will adress this behaviour.

Remember that Fuji is not using the bayer pattern system, common in most digital camera's.

The editing engine of LR/ACR is due to the problem you experience.

IMHO not a good way from DPreview to show these pictures in this way as it unfortunately gives people false information regarding the quality of the lens/camera.

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (1 month ago)

These are straight out of camera JPEGs.

1 upvote
Pixnat2
By Pixnat2 (2 months ago)

Wow, great gallery, nice use of UWA!
I like what I see, Fuji has done very well with the camera and the zoom.

2 upvotes
Tandua
By Tandua (2 months ago)

too many lens flare (6° pics), don't?

0 upvotes
Esign
By Esign (2 months ago)

Very good test samples from a lovely city with its lovely people, and educationally showing some misuse of a super wide-angle lens…
But sadly the X-T1 camera colors don’t come out nicely. Reds are more orange-brown than correct straight red, and many shots have a bluish haze. To me, snow is white even if the sky is clear unless north of a big wall and gray is a neutral, mostly warm color.
If this is due to the lack of a good raw converter program, please let us know. This is the only obstacle for me to buy into this system now.

2 upvotes
Nismo350Z
By Nismo350Z (2 months ago)

Thanks for the great photos, Barney. For a moment there, I almost forgot this was a sample gallery of a lens.

1 upvote
rsf3127
By rsf3127 (2 months ago)

Is this Fuji camera twice as good as the Sony a6000 to justify that price? Almost the same as a FF body...eeek.

1 upvote
TheDreamingWatchman
By TheDreamingWatchman (2 months ago)

Is the Nikon D4s 5 times as good as the X-T1 and 10 times as good as the a6000 to justify that price?

2 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (2 months ago)

before one asks if it's twice as good,
is it as good as A6000 in the first place?

0 upvotes
rsf3127
By rsf3127 (2 months ago)

@TheDreamingWatchman: the only similarity between the D4 and the other cameras discussed here is that it takes pictures. FYI, the D4 camera is used by different people for different purposes.
On the other hand, the a6000 and the XT1 are in the same market niche.

3 upvotes
km25
By km25 (2 months ago)

It looks OK for a zoom, 10mm is just too wide for me, I use my 14mm F2.8 and 23mm F1.4 primes. Never liked zooms.

0 upvotes
Monochrom
By Monochrom (2 months ago)

The 10-24 compares to a 20-48 FF i guess?
And yes, these pictures do show that it is hard to use such a wide lens creatively!

0 upvotes
Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (2 months ago)

This is 1.5x APS-C, rather than 2x Micro Four Thirds, so the 10-24mm compares to 15-36mm on FF.

Comment edited 10 seconds after posting
3 upvotes
arhmatic
By arhmatic (2 months ago)

Fuji, it would be great if it you can start shipping it as promised, in March.

1 upvote
Joed700
By Joed700 (2 months ago)

Funny you mention that, I got mine from a local camera store last week. This is one amazing camera; the jpegs look better than RAW before post processing...it's a winner!

1 upvote
arhmatic
By arhmatic (2 months ago)

I meant the lens...

1 upvote
DStudio
By DStudio (2 months ago)

No one really makes a great 10-24, 10-20, or even 10-22 zoom, do they? Yet this may be the best of the bunch.

The only really good APS-C zooms are the Tokina 11-16 and the Sigma 8-16, but the Tokina has a limited zoom range, and the Sigma has a slow aperture.

0 upvotes
Zeisschen
By Zeisschen (2 months ago)

the Sony 10-18mm F4 for e-mount is excellent and stabilized as well

7 upvotes
Rob Sims
By Rob Sims (2 months ago)

And the Sony 10-18 can be used Full Frame from 12mm as well.

3 upvotes
Tim McClanahan
By Tim McClanahan (2 months ago)

The Canon EF-M 11-22 IS begs to differ with your assessment. :)

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (2 months ago)

there are many super wide angle zooms for APS-C mounts, Canon EF-S10-22 and EF-M11-22, Tokina 11-16 and 12-24, Nikon 10-24, Tamron 10-24, Samsung 12-24, and Sigma 10-20, etc., etc., ...

1 upvote
DStudio
By DStudio (2 months ago)

Perhaps - I honestly hadn’t looked at the Sony 10-18, because until recently I wasn’t convinced Sony was committed to this mount for the long-term. But I just found some example photos, and they looked pretty good.

Interestingly, however, I just noticed that Photozone agrees with my initial assessment, rating both the Sigma and Tokina at 4 stars in IQ while only awarding the Sony 2 1/2 to 3.

1 upvote
OliverGlass
By OliverGlass (2 months ago)

I could hear my Landscapes singing with this UWA. Great sample photos!
That corner to corner performance looks satisfactory for me

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DStudio
By DStudio (2 months ago)

Yes, they're singing (to the tune of Oscar Mayer) "I wish I were the 14/2.8 or 23/1.4...!"

0 upvotes
Andy Dan
By Andy Dan (2 months ago)

Comparing primes to zooms (especially uwa zooms) is like comparing apples to pears :-)

1 upvote
DStudio
By DStudio (2 months ago)

No, it’s like comparing lenses to lenses.

Which do you value more - IQ or flexibility?

0 upvotes
Marco1971
By Marco1971 (2 months ago)

compare the images with the 23mm prime. For me the zoom fails....

1 upvote
photofan1986
By photofan1986 (2 months ago)

Two completely different tools, both excellent. It's like saying that a hammer is much better than a screwdriver.

8 upvotes
HeyItsJoel
By HeyItsJoel (2 months ago)

Funny you mention that because the 23mm prime fails miserably at 10mm.

24 upvotes
Andy Dan
By Andy Dan (2 months ago)

Comparing primes to zooms (especially uwa zooms) is like comparing apples to pears :-)

2 upvotes
Dimit
By Dimit (2 months ago)

What's the matter with you people?? For the first time the sample photos are descent!!..congrats..

16 upvotes
SayKeys
By SayKeys (2 months ago)

Love the images and the lens. Anyone wants to be charitable and donate me 1k USD?

4 upvotes
Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (2 months ago)

Wow, the high ISO shots (4000+) look very, very good to my eye. I can even see the fine honeycomb texture in the ceiling in image 1024mm_DSCF2285. There may be a fine amount of NR smearing going on in the ISO 6400 shots, but it's certainly something I could handle.

3 upvotes
The Photo Ninja
By The Photo Ninja (2 months ago)

Best sample gallery I've seen ever!

4 upvotes
Jogger
By Jogger (2 months ago)

Lens seems to exhibit a lot of barrel distortion, even though most of it is automagically corrected in software. Not super impressive.

1 upvote
S_Michaelsen
By S_Michaelsen (2 months ago)

Barrel? Witch photo do you refer to?
I Completely disagree. This looks like a very well corrected lens.

3 upvotes
Cane
By Cane (2 months ago)

Wasn't this lens suppose to be out like a year ago?

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (2 months ago)

the lens looks good. would like to see it on X-A1 and be compared against other super wide APS-C zooms.

also I would appreciate if focal length, shutter, aperture, and ISO be displayed under album thumbnails. like "10mm/6.4, 1/300s, ISO800" for 1024mm_DSCF2293.

3 upvotes
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (2 months ago)

Thanks for the feedback - we're preparing some changes for the galleries system as a whole in the next few months.

5 upvotes
Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (2 months ago)

If you are using Chrome as your browser you can install an extension that will give you this functionality for any picture on the web that has the data still encoded. If you hover your mouse above the top left of the image it displays the exact info you mentioned in a small blue bar. It's very handy.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/nafpfdcmppffipmhcpkbplhkoiekndck

4 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (2 months ago)

thanks Barney. the shutter speed can be omitted if too small space. a situation may be that I'd want to locate a shot quickly at the wide end and open (most important for a super wide zoom) and at base ISO (for highest available resolution/details).

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medon78
By medon78 (2 months ago)

Look at
1024mm_DSCF1820

... strange colors on the left side of the building. Doesn't look like a regular lens flare?

2 upvotes
Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (2 months ago)

It's not a pleasant "ring type" lens flare, but it's definitely lens flare. I get this with my Canon 10-22 sometimes too.

I wonder if a hood was used at all? Probably not since this is essentially a pre-production model.

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (2 months ago)

@ Bill - sadly a hood was not available when I was given the lens. A couple of shots in this gallery were chosen specifically because they highlight the flare (which isn't that objectionable).

6 upvotes
Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (2 months ago)

I suspected as much Barney, and it makes total sense what you did. That building shot wouldn't be a keeper though. If the lens had of produced a ring effect then maybe.

1 upvote
Alejandromi6
By Alejandromi6 (2 months ago)

Great pictures !!!

2 upvotes
steelhead3
By steelhead3 (2 months ago)

I take it that this camera and lens combination doesn't have in camera distortion fix?

0 upvotes
Alejandromi6
By Alejandromi6 (2 months ago)

camera distortion fix=Yes

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (2 months ago)

that's one of advantages of mirrorless design (for you cannot see it in the viewfinder either, nowhere unless you hack it with some hacking software).

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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Jon Ingram
By Jon Ingram (2 months ago)

Yes, but remember that it doesn't fix perspective distortion, which is natural for ultra-wide angle lenses. It will fix lens distortion, but that is different

8 upvotes
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