Fuji XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS vs Fuji XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR
Let’s take a look at how the Fuji XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS compares to the newer Fuji XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR. Obviously, these lenses serve different needs, but there is still some focal length overlap. First, let’s take a look at 10mm on both lenses:
As you can see, the two lenses differ quite a bit in their sharpness characteristics. While the Fuji XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR is not wicked sharp at f/2.8, its performance is excellent when stopped down a little, especially in the f/4-f/5.6 range. It has noticeably better mid-frame and corner performance, and suffers a bit less from field curvature issues.
Let’s see what happens when the two lenses are zoomed in a little. Here, I am comparing 18mm on the 10-24mm to 16mm on the 8-16mm, because I don’t have any 16mm data for that lens:
Similar to the Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 below, the performance of the XF 8-16mm f/2.8 is quite consistent at different focal lengths. While the 10-24mm suffers when zoomed in, the 8-16mm shows excellent overall sharpness, especially in the extreme corners.
Fuji XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS vs Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR
Once again, the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR serves a different purpose, so it is not an apples-to-apples comparison. Nevertheless, the lenses do overlap some focal lengths, so let’s take a look at them:
The Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR is a very sharp and consistent lens. From the above charts, it is clear that it is sharper on the wide end than the 10-24mm is at 14mm. However, stopped down to f/5.6, both lenses are quite comparable, with the 16-55mm yielding slightly sharper corners.
The Fuji XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS is weak on the long end, and it really shows here. The XF 16-55mm continues its impressive performance, showing better sharpness at all apertures, especially in the extreme corners.
Overall, the Fuji XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS compares favorably to Fuji’s professional-grade zoom lenses. While it is obviously not going to be as sharp as some Fuji primes like the XF 14mm f/2.8, XF 16mm f/1.4, and XF 18mm f/2, it is still a great lens that works really well for most photography needs.
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