Updated: Oct 22, 2020
As a professional real estate photographer the anticipated update to the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 lens for the Fuji XF lineup is an interesting development and certainly one i am more than a bit interested in looking at for my Real Estate Photography and Video needs
The current Fuji 10-24 mm f4 original version, is my go-to to lens for real estate on the Fujifilm XF system with over 90% of all my images and video taken with this lens for all my Real Estate and Video work.
Current advantages of this lens,
Relatively lightweight compared to full-frame equivalence
Lighter compared with the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
Great image quality at F8 to F11 right into the corners, which is where real estate photographers are mostly using this lens.
Longer zoom range than more expensive Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
The biggest Disadvantages seem to come with video, than with images.
Doesn't seem to offer any extra benefits with Fujifilm Xt4 IBS for stabilization.
Struggles with what can be best described as micro jitters in the corners of the image when using video with IBS on Fujifilm XT4.
Improvements with Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR
Other possible improvements with this lens but not such a deal-breaker for Real Estate needs would be, Faster autofocus, it's one of the slowest in the Fujinon XF range, and improvements here would be expected with a mark 2 version
Weather sealing, this is rumored to be addressed with the upcoming mark II. Living in Sydney Australia we don't very often run into bad weather where this is an issue on real estate shoots, but Landscape photographers will certainly benefit from better sealing.
Will this lens bring significant image Improvement to real estate photographers, time will tell, certainly, the current lens does a fine job, areas for possible improvements will be with video and taking advantage of IBS on the current Fujifilm bodies like the Fujifilm x4 and XH1.
I will update this blog as new information becomes available and plan to test as soon as possible on release.
If you are a Fujifilm Real estate shooter or Videographer leave a comment below on what you would like Fujifilm to improve on this lens.