I feel I kinda have to get the 10-24...

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Lens_Goat
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I feel I kinda have to get the 10-24...

Never seen the lens this cheap.

I've been shooting landscape for years and I've never owned a 16-35 equiv lens. Only time I've shot ultra wide angle on a mountain is with my new iPhone 11. I don't know if I'd get the 10-24 and wonder how I ever lived without it or I'd still gravitate towards my 16-55. Some of my favorite English landscapers make fine use out of their 24-70 equiv.

Do you think it's nuts that I haven't gotten the 10-24 as an avid landscape shooter?

I'm also wondering if the 10-24 will be updated as Fuji has promised us one zoom lens will be refreshed.

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jhorse Veteran Member • Posts: 4,095
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chLens_Goat wrote:

Never seen the lens this cheap.

I've been shooting landscape for years and I've never owned a 16-35 equiv lens. Only time I've shot ultra wide angle on a mountain is with my new iPhone 11. I don't know if I'd get the 10-24 and wonder how I ever lived without it or I'd still gravitate towards my 16-55. Some of my favorite English landscapers make fine use out of their 24-70 equiv.

Do you think it's nuts that I haven't gotten the 10-24 as an avid landscape shooter?

I'm also wondering if the 10-24 will be updated as Fuji has promised us one zoom lens will be refreshed.

Hi, I am thinking the same. In my previous Nikon days I had a Sigma 10-20, so 15-30 equivalent. I used it a lot, including places, such as in Patagonia, where the scenery cried out for a wide angle.

On changing to Fuji, I initially got a 18-55 plus the 14/f2.8.  The 14 does not get a lot of use, although it was useful in the Alps last year, paired with the 18-55.  Now, having bought a 16-55, the 14 gets even less use as the difference in angle is less obvious to me.  With the cashback deal (£270), I am considering trading the 14 for the 10-24.  The 14 is a superb lens, but I am sure I would use the zoom more.

I assume you have seen Andy Mumford's YouTube on the 10-24. His opinion is pushing me towards it. I have until the end of August to decide, when I believe the cashback offer ceases.  Yes, it is possible the lens will be updated, but it will still be a good lens even if there is a Mk II and the latter's cost would be much higher (likely to be a higher retail price and no cashback).  If there is a new version in the pipeline, but who knows, I am sure that Fuji would be astute and not announce a Mk II until after the cashback period ceases.

As an aside, I had been watching a used one (described as mint) on eBay (in the UK), which sold last night for £15 more than a new one with cashback and without all the normal new protections.

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Babu K Forum Member • Posts: 74
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I have the 10-24 but I'm not a great fan of it.  Distortions are quite pronounced, and edge sharpness leaves to be desired, especially at close distances. In landscape photography all this might not matter that much, but I personally rarely do landscape.

I'd give the lens 4 1/2 stars for versatility, 3 stars for optical quality. Maybe I have a bad copy, who knows.  I also have the 14mm, and I'm very happy with it.

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I have the 10-24 and its by far and away my most used lens for landscapes.

Yes at 10mm it can distort straight lines, but that's par for the course with wide lenses. There's not many straight lines in a landscape anyway.

My second most used lens is the 55-200mm. I find I rarely need between the 24 and 55, but if I do the kit lens does just fine.

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Lens_Goat wrote:

Never seen the lens this cheap.

I've been shooting landscape for years and I've never owned a 16-35 equiv lens. Only time I've shot ultra wide angle on a mountain is with my new iPhone 11. I don't know if I'd get the 10-24 and wonder how I ever lived without it or I'd still gravitate towards my 16-55. Some of my favorite English landscapers make fine use out of their 24-70 equiv.

Do you think it's nuts that I haven't gotten the 10-24 as an avid landscape shooter?

Not at all.   Landscapes aren't defined by how wide a perspective that can be had - telephotos are often enough used for landscapes as well.

For the occasional want for an UW perspective, you have the 14mm.  Additionally, you can use the 14mm and/or the 16-35 to stitch for an UWA result.

Yet, wants and needs may well evolve over time.

I'm also wondering if the 10-24 will be updated as Fuji has promised us one zoom lens will be refreshed.

I  wouldn't know.

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Babu K wrote:

I have the 10-24 but I'm not a great fan of it. Distortions are quite pronounced, and edge sharpness leaves to be desired, especially at close distances. In landscape photography all this might not matter that much, but I personally rarely do landscape.

I'm also not overly impressed  with mine either.    It's not sharpness per se in my experience, but the quality of what's not quite in focus with close-ups, at the edges.  But stopped down it's quite fine for typical landscape usage.

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AndyH44 Senior Member • Posts: 2,012
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You can always rent one and see for yourself.  Doing just that convinced me to purchase mine, which has proved to be excellent on my X-T20 as a one lens travel combo. 

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Lens_Goat wrote:

Never seen the lens this cheap.

I've been shooting landscape for years and I've never owned a 16-35 equiv lens. Only time I've shot ultra wide angle on a mountain is with my new iPhone 11. I don't know if I'd get the 10-24 and wonder how I ever lived without it or I'd still gravitate towards my 16-55. Some of my favorite English landscapers make fine use out of their 24-70 equiv.

Do you think it's nuts that I haven't gotten the 10-24 as an avid landscape shooter?

I'm also wondering if the 10-24 will be updated as Fuji has promised us one zoom lens will be refreshed.

10-24 is the best option for landscapes and travel. For example when I have visited Switzerland and The Alps.  Also difficult places indoors - when you cannot zoom with your feet ( that can not be done in the Alps or inside small churches)

If you want to have a more scientific opinion of the optical quality there are reviews, for example OpticalLimits has made a nice test/review. IMO the optical quality is very good !

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Arjan NL
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Depends on what you shoot.. while travelling it hardly leaves my camera. It's light, sharp and versatile. By far my most used lens.

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I would not say you are nuts, but it is pretty unbelievable because the 10-24 is essential gear for most (I should say all) Fuji travel, architecture, street, city, hiking and walking-shooting shooters.  It is a fantastic lens with amazing size/weight/ergo/IQ for that big wide zoom range.

It is The Fuji XF lens for walking landscapes and I never went on a hike or city walk without that lens.  I gave the lens away when I got the 8-16, but I will buy it again when I start shooting X again, which I already would have done if the XT-4 didn't have that damn video flip screen.

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dht Regular Member • Posts: 236
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I've used the 10-24 for nearly 2 years, and can say that it is a high quality, versatile lens. When shooting outdoors in good light, I often bring just 2 lenses -- the 10-24 and the 50-230. Between these two I feel like I can cover every kind of shot.

Image quality wise, I find the 10-24 very sharp up until around 20mm or so, where it gets ever so slightly softer. If you're not pixel peeping, I don't think its a big problem however. There are times that I wish it were faster than F4, but most of the time I can make due.

The lens focuses quickly, and the IS makes it very good for video. I do wish it were weather sealed, which it probably should be for this price. Its not the smallest lens by any means, however its not huge either. I find that it feels somewhat lighter than it looks.

I did consider primes (14mm, 16mm) for wide angle, but decided to go for versatility over wide aperture and ultimate sharpness. So far I've been happy with that decision.

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I agree.  I always shot the 10-24 at 10-14 only.  Not because of quality reasons really.  But just because I used it only for the wide end.  If I needed 16 or above, I had far better choices in the bag. Immensely better.

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TheWhiteDog Contributing Member • Posts: 510
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I have the 14mm, fantastic lens, unlike the 10-24 optically corrected for distortion, which is why comparing the two on Optical Limits doesn't make sense. Optical Limits does not use in camera corrections when evaluating sharpness so the 10-24 is going to be less sharp in the corners in real life(have to you the in camera corrections to get rid of the distortion).

However, the difference between 10mm & 14mm is huge and I've certainly seen some great images taken with this lens, I'm sure stopping in down a little will help. I passed on the 8-16mm deal mainly because of weight and the need to spend so much more on a filter system(still not sure I made the right move doing passing on that lens) so I think I'll go for this deal as it's a really good one and will open up more photographic opportunities for me. But I'll never desert the 14mm, I really have so,so much respect for what it can do-highly underrated gem of a lens.

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The 55-200 is a steal of a lens, at least in the Fuji lineup.

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Lens_Goat wrote:

Do you think it's nuts that I haven't gotten the 10-24 as an avid landscape shooter?

Not at all. That 16-55 on a tripod that can support it is a gem. If the scene is too wide, and depending on your style, you can always stitch together a pano as well.

I'm also wondering if the 10-24 will be updated as Fuji has promised us one zoom lens will be refreshed.

As far as I am aware, there is no concrete source for this other than FujiRumors. But the telltale signs are everywhere – this sale, and thread, included – but I will stop my conspiracy theories there

Agreed that it's probably the best chance you'll ever find to purchase this lens new.

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Lens_Goat wrote:

Never seen the lens this cheap.

I've been shooting landscape for years and I've never owned a 16-35 equiv lens. Only time I've shot ultra wide angle on a mountain is with my new iPhone 11. I don't know if I'd get the 10-24 and wonder how I ever lived without it or I'd still gravitate towards my 16-55. Some of my favorite English landscapers make fine use out of their 24-70 equiv.

Do you think it's nuts that I haven't gotten the 10-24 as an avid landscape shooter?

I'm also wondering if the 10-24 will be updated as Fuji has promised us one zoom lens will be refreshed.

It's a very versatile lens, and though not officially waterproof it is pretty rugged. I'm not much into exploring the optical qualities of lenses but i've been generally pleased by this lens' output. I do general purpose photography, but mainly street. I've pretty much lived my 'career' at 28-50mm eq but was really excited and inspired at what new things the 10-24 has allowed me to do. Here are a couple examples of 'street' shots i could have never gotten with a 35mm eq lens. If i had to choose one fuji lens this one would be on a very short list. Your flickr photostream has some really solid landscape photography, btw.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/83702654@N07/

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I'm weak. 

Mine will be here Thursday. 

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I’m new to Fuji and got a white box 18-55mm to go with a bargain price new X-H1. I’m used to having a 8-16mm on my old Pentax K5 though so I wanted something to replace it. The current £270 cashback on the Fuji XF 10-24mm was too hard to resist so I bought one and my claim is in and accepted. I did the brick wall test at different zoom settings and apertures and I seem to have a good copy.

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21William wrote:

I’m new to Fuji and got a white box 18-55mm to go with a bargain price new X-H1. I’m used to having a 8-16mm on my old Pentax K5 though so I wanted something to replace it. The current £270 cashback on the Fuji XF 10-24mm was too hard to resist so I bought one and my claim is in and accepted. I did the brick wall test at different zoom settings and apertures and I seem to have a good copy.

Congrats! You'll enjoy it. If you want to doublecheck the copy, try out a decentering test.

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Lens_Goat wrote:

Never seen the lens this cheap.

I've been shooting landscape for years and I've never owned a 16-35 equiv lens. Only time I've shot ultra wide angle on a mountain is with my new iPhone 11. I don't know if I'd get the 10-24 and wonder how I ever lived without it or I'd still gravitate towards my 16-55. Some of my favorite English landscapers make fine use out of their 24-70 equiv.

Do you think it's nuts that I haven't gotten the 10-24 as an avid landscape shooter?

I'm also wondering if the 10-24 will be updated as Fuji has promised us one zoom lens will be refreshed.

I had the 10-24 then sold it a few years back.... which I kind of regret and just recently hankered after a wide angle zoom, so got the Canon 10-18 (I already had a Fringer).

Bottom line though, the current 10-24 offer (in UK) is very good, many dealers have used examples at higher prices then the net price of a new lens after cashback, so it feels like if you changed your mind you wouldn't lose much on resale.

Unless, of course, the rumoured MKII zoom is a 10-24 replacement (which might explain the heavy discount), then the used price will likely tumble.

But, it's still a good lens at a great price, so may be worth getting.

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