The Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR Looks So Tempting

Photographers should be excited about the Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR being announced today.

If you weren’t already in love with Fujifilm’s lenses, then the Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR will give you a major reason to be. Just imagine it: a weather-sealed wide-angle zoom lens with Fujifilm Velvia. In my eyes, this is precisely what landscape photographers have wanted. As a 15-35mm equivalent lens, it’s going to serve lots of landscape photographers well. But I also think that cityscape shooters will appreciate it. Most of all, the lens is weather-sealed–unlike its predecessor. And if it’s anything like some of the more recent Fujifilm lenses, then we’re very excited about it.

Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR Tech Specs

  • Weather-resistant design
  • 14 elements in 10 groups
  • 4 ED elements
  • 4 Aspherical elements
  • Constant f4 aperture throughout the range
  • The F-Stop scale on the aperture
  • This lens weighs 25 grams
  • 7 aperture blades
  • 72mm filter thread
  • Minimum focus of 9.5 inches
  • $999.95 price point
  • 3.5 stops of image stabilization
  • With the XT-4, you’ll get 6.5 stops.
  • Available for purchase November 2020

What This Lens Means for the Company

I think that the Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is truly giving photographers another reason to be excited. First off, let’s start with 6.5 stops of image stabilization. That means you can shoot at a lower ISO setting and get blur-free photos. This is great for night shooting, long exposures, and lots more. Both the Fujifilm X-T4 and the X-H1 already have both weather sealing and image stabilization. So this lens is going to be fantastic for the photographers who genuinely need it.

Now let’s think about this more: Is this innovative at all? It sort of is. Canon has a similar optic in full-frame. Sony has something similar too. But only Canon has image stabilization built into the lens with a wider aperture. Now, Fujifilm has it also. It’s probably a matter of time until the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR gets this update too. However, when the Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is going to offer photographers a whole lot. When the pandemic is over, and photographers can travel again, I can’t see this not being a go-to travel lens. I could imagine myself finally taking a break from work in Frankfurt or Barcelona with a lens like this. It would probably be the only thing I bring with me. Weighing in at 25 grams, I think I’d be stupid to not have this strapped to my X Pro 3 and walking around all day. This lens, with Classic Chrome or Negative shot at +1 EV, would deliver such stunning images. And more importantly, I probably wouldn’t need to do any post-processing. That’s my dream. We spend so much time in front of computer screens that I just don’t want to do it anymore. If I have to, then I admire what Capture One does with Fujifilm’s RAW files. But I try not to spend more time than I need to in post-production.

Fujifilm is in a spot where they’ve developed pretty much every lens they need. Of course, I think they need more lenses for wildlife photography. But that’s just me, I guess. They’re at a stage where everything needs a revamp. And in the new roadmap, we can see a new XF 18mm f1.4 lens. Plus, there’s an XF 70-300mm f4-5.6 OIS lens.

I’m very excited to see what Fujifilm will deliver. They’re actually trying to be different from all the rest out there. And that’s incredibly admirable.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.