With the arrival of my new Fujifilm XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens I was very exited to get out and shoot some landscape photos. I attached the new addition to my Fuji X-Pro1 and got ready to hit the road. Over the last year I’ve been in the process of downsizing my travel gear and the plan is to use this lens in place of my Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens.
I regularly use Lee Filters when shooting landscapes or cityscapes and have no plans to stop but without a 72mm ring to attach the filters I was not going to be able to use them this trip so I decided to stop by a local camera store (Pro Photo Supply) and pickup a 72-77mm step-up ring. The step-up ring will allow me to use one of my 77mm rings on the 72mm 10-24mm lens. As a bonus it was only $12.00 opposed to the $60.00 + shipping it would cost for the Lee Filter ring.
So how did the step-up ring preform? In my opinion it performed incredibly well. I did notice a little vignetting but nothing I couldn’t fix in Lightroom. I have been very impressed with Fuji’s lenses and this one lives up to their reputation of building high quality glass.
I’m not saving much as far to space and weight with this lens as both the Fuji 10-24mm and Canon 17-40mm weigh just about the same with the Canon 17-40mm coming in just 90g more than the Fuji lens but over all my travel pack is much lighter.