I've had my eye on this lens for quite sometime, and in fact I had almost purchased it on a number of occasions in the past year. My existing go-to lens for landscape work with the Fuji is my trusty Samyang 12mm.  Now don't get me wrong, the Samyang has (and will continue to be) a very nice lens, but I really felt limited by the wide focal length (even on the cropped sensor of my XE2) especially given my location - in the very flat and very wide open Cambridgeshire Fenlands. 

The image below is straight out of camera (jpg) with Classic Chrome film simulation applied. I have to say I'm blown away by the sharpness edge to edge of this lens and found myself doing a little dance in the forest as I reviewed the image, even on the back of the screen. 

I also really love how, in my eyes anyway, the Classic Chrome look combined with the conditions on the day give the overall image a rather painterly look. Now I just need to work harder on trying to stop convincing myself there will be a dark moody figure moving between the trees when I'm alone in a forest. It's not great for one's concentration :) 

Fuji XE2 + Fuji 10-24mm @ 12mm (f/11, ISO 200, 2.1 seconds)

I've also included a 100% crop to highlight the sharpness achieved here. I now cannot wait to get out and about with this lens. Something tells me it may become a bit of a permanent fixture on the XE2. I guess I may need a second fuji camera now for my other lens, or perhaps just the X100T ! 

100% crop ... trust me .. it's sharper than a big pointy sharp thing .. even with the early morning mist ! 

100% crop ... trust me .. it's sharper than a big pointy sharp thing .. even with the early morning mist ! 


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