The new re-design gives this lens weather-resistance, better IS, and more.
Along with the Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera, the company has redesigned its wide angle zoom lens. The XF10-24mm F4 R OIS WR comes equipped with better image stabilization performance, a new aperture ring, and a weather-resistant design.
Optically, the APS-C sized lens stays the same, with 14 lens elements in 10 groups that include four aspherical elements and four extra-low dispersion elements.
Combined, they help to minimize spherical aberration, distortion, and chromatic aberration. While not the fastest lens wide open, the F4 aperture is consistent throughout the zoom range, whereas similar Nikon and Tamron lenses adjust from F3.5-4.5. When using a 35mm full-frame sensor, the zoom is a 15mm-36mm equivalent.
According to Fujifilm, the internal gyro sensor improves the image stabilization by one stop, providing 3.5 stops of correction. When used with the X-Series, the company says it provides 6.5 stops of 5-axis image stabilization.
The aperture ring has been updated with an f-stop scale, which should be standard on all lenses. The ring also has an auto-position lock that's similar to the GF lenses. This is ideal for shooters, in case you bump the lens operating it handheld.
Video shooters should also expect near silent autofocus performance via its stepping motor. Better yet, the lens is internal focusing, which means it won't change length when focusing. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.45″ (0.24 m) so you can get fairly close to subjects. And for those light chasers, the 7-blade aperture design will provide a 14-point sunstar.
The XF10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is priced at $999.