The 7 Best Lenses for the Fujifilm X-S10 of 2024

We researched and analyzed more than 30 Fujifilm lenses to help you make a smarter decision
Best Lenses for Fuji X-S10

Our Top Picks

By John

Looking for the best lenses to go with your Fujifilm X-S10? We’ve researched and analyzed more than 30 Fuji X mount lenses to find the top 7 lenses available today. We evaluated each lens based on its image performance, build quality and durability, price point, size and weight, and more. Whether you’re looking to purchase your very first lens for the Fuji X-S10 or add onto your existing collection, these are the lenses to move to the top of your list of considerations.

If you are deciding between the X-S10 and another camera in the Fujifilm X series lineup, our list of the best X series Fujifilm lenses may help influence your decision. We also have put together a list of the best lenses for the Fuji X-S20—the updated version of the X-S10.

Best Overall Lens

Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR

Mount: Fujifilm X | Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 24-120mm | OIS: Yes

What We Liked

  • Excellent focal length range from wide angle to medium telephoto
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Weather sealing

What We Didn’t Like

  • Maximum aperture isn’t incredibly wide, but still fine in low light thanks to the OIS

The overall best lens for the Fujifilm X-S10 is the Fujinon XF16–80mm f/4 R OIS WR. It’s one of the more recent additions to Fujifilm’s incredible X-mount lens collection and covers a wide zoom range. The versatile 24-120mm equivalent focal length range is well-suited for a variety of shootings situations when paired with the X-S10. From wide-angle landscapes to medium-telephoto portraits, we found this lens to be extremely capable.

While its maximum aperture of f/4 won’t deliver a very shallow depth of field or seemingly allow you to shoot in low light, its optical image stabilization system is effective up to 6 stops. Combined with the in-body image stabilization of the X-S10, we had zero issues getting stable shots in most situations, even without a tripod. With a wide zoom range, stabilization, and even weather sealing, the price point on this lens is good. It’s typically priced just above the 18–55mm “kit lens”.

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Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Fujinon XF10–24mm f/4 R OIS WR

Mount: Fujifilm X | Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 15-36mm | OIS: Yes

What We Liked

  • A versatile focal length range for landscape and architectural photography
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Weather sealing

What We Didn’t Like

  • Maximum aperture of f/4 can be limiting in some situations

The best wide-angle zoom lens for the Fujifilm X-S10 is the Fujinon XF 10–24mm f/4 R OIS WR. While this isn’t the widest zoom lens from Fujifilm, we found it to be the better option due to its affordability and better focal length range for most photographers. It provides a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 15-36mm and a constant maximum aperture of f/4. While that maximum aperture may not seem as appealing as f/2.8, keep in mind that most images you take with this lens won’t need a shallow depth of field. In landscape or architectural photography, you’ll most often land somewhere in the f/8–11 range.

The XF 10-24mm lens includes optical image stabilization, which helped us make up a few stops while testing low light scenes without a tripod. The addition of weather resistance over the older version of the lens was an incredibly smart decision by Fujifilm. We can’t recommend this lens enough if you shoot landscapes or real estate photography and want a little more flexibility compared to owning a single prime lens.

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Best Wide-Angle Prime Lens

Fujinon XF14mm f/2.8 R

Mount: Fujifilm X | Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 28mm | OIS: No

What We Liked

  • Lightweight
  • Sharp with minimal distortion
  • Wide maximum aperture of f/2.8

What We Didn’t Like

  • No weather sealing or optical image stabilization

The best wide-angle prime lens for the Fujifilm X-S10 is the Fujinon XF14mm F/2.8 R. During our research and analysis, we found it to be a fantastic option for landscape or architectural photographers because it is the widest autofocus prime lens available for the Fuji X-S10. It also has insane sharpness with minimal distortion that captured even the smallest details in our images. With a maximum aperture of f/2.8, we got great results in low light and in came in handy for some creative shots needing a shallow depth of field.

The main drawback of this wide-angle prime lens is its lack of weather sealing. We had to keep this in mind when testing, as many landscapes frequently include water or dust. This may not be the right lens for all photographers, depending on their subject matter. It also lacks optical image stabilization (not a big deal when paired with the Fuji X-S10’s IBIS) and the autofocus system is a bit outdated. However, the images speak for themselves and at the end of the day, that’s the most important part.

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Best Telephoto Zoom Lens

Fujinon XF50-140 f/2.8 R OIS WR

Mount: Fujifilm X | Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 76-213mm | OIS: Yes

What We Liked

  • XF Zoom red badge lens
  • Excellent image quality
  • Optical image stabilization and weather-resistant design

What We Didn’t Like

  • It is rather heavy
  • Relatively expensive

The best telephoto zoom lens for the Fujifilm X-S10 is the Fujinon XF50-140mm F/2.8 R OIS WR. While it may be heavy and expensive, you get what you pay for. It’s our recommendation for the best telephoto lens to use with the Fujifilm X-S10 thanks to its constant maximum aperture, weather sealing, and optical image stabilization.

The lens covers an equivalent focal length range of 76–213mm, perfect for wildlife, portraits, or landscape details. The maximum aperture of f/2.8 is constant throughout the entire zoom range, allowing you to capture your photographs even in low-light conditions. The autofocus system is driven by a Triple Linear Motor, making it snappy. Operation of the autofocus system is near-silent as well, so you won’t scare away animals when framing your shot.

Not only does this lens have optical image stabilization, but it also has a gyro sensor to help minimize the appearance of camera shake. Since you’ll need faster shutter speeds at longer focal lengths, this is a crucial feature. When it comes to weather sealing, there are 20 seals to help protect this expensive piece of equipment from dust and moisture. I’m fairly certain it has the best weather sealing out of any lens in this whole article.

As with many lenses of this size, it does include a tripod collar for better mounting on a tripod or monopod. Finally, this lens is compatible with Fujifilm’s XF 1.4X TC WR and XF 2X TC WR teleconverters for even closer photos.

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Best Portrait Lens

Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 R WR

Mount: Fujifilm X | Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 85mm | OIS: No

What We Liked

  • Fast maximum aperture
  • Impressive detail and color reproduction
  • Weather-resistant construction

What We Didn’t Like

  • Larger and heavier than its predecessor
  • Relatively expensive

The best portrait lens for the Fujifilm X-S10 is the Fujinon XF56mm F/1.2 R WR. Out of the entire range of Fujifilm’s X series range of lenses, this is one of our absolute favorites. This 85mm-equivalent prime lens has an incredible maximum aperture of f/1.2 — providing a very shallow depth of field. Combining the f/1.2 max aperture with Fuji’s eye focus yielded some stunning portraits with little effort from our team. If you often work in low-light conditions and don’t want to shell out for the 50mm f/1.0, we can’t recommend this lens highly enough.

In hand, this lens is pretty heavy, but the construction feels very solid and premium. The internal focusing mechanism is quick and silent, making this a joy to work with. In terms of bokeh, there are seven blades that make up the aperture diaphragm, so while it isn’t as round as a nine-blade diaphragm, we found the results still incredibly pleasing. The older version lacked weather sealing, which wasn’t a huge deal, but we were much more comfortable shooting with this updated version in every scenario.

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Best Lens for Street Photography

Fujinon XF23mm f/2 R WR

Mount: Fujifilm X | Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 35mm | OIS: No

What We Liked

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Wide maximum aperture of f/2
  • Weather-resistant construction

What We Didn’t Like

  • No optical image stabilization

The best street photography lens for the Fujifilm X-S10 is the Fujinon XF23mm f/2 R WR. There is very little negative to say about this lens. It focuses fast, is the perfect focal length for street photography, and the image quality is outstanding. We also love the way it looks and feels on the X-S10. The iconic Fujifilm tapered style almost goes unnoticed when you’re out shooting. The f/2 maximum aperture is enough to include some pretty pleasing bokeh in photos, especially since it has a nine-bladed diaphragm. On top of everything we’ve mentioned, this lightweight lens is weather-sealed, so you can take in almost anywhere. If we had to pick one lens to keep on our Fuji X-S10, this would probably be it.

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Best Macro Lens

Fujinon XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR

Mount: Fujifilm X | Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 122mm | OIS: No

What We Liked

  • 1:1 magnification
  • Wide maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • Optical image stabilization

What We Didn’t Like

  • A bit big and heavy, but that’s to be expected somewhat

The best macro lens for the Fujifilm X-S10 is the Fujinon XF80mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro. Out of Fujifilm’s macro lens lineup, we found this 122mm equivalent telephoto lens to be the best. It has a maximum aperture of f/2.8, which helps separate subjects from backgrounds. The minimum focusing distance is just 9.8 inches. Combine that with the focal length, and you’re left with a 1:1 life-size magnification.

Since this is a macro lens, it has a Floating Focus System. This uses two focusing groups to keep the image quality throughout the entire focus range. We found the motor to be quick and quiet. It also has a focus range limiter switch, so you can limit the range to minimum focus distance (9.8″) to 1.6′ or switch to the full range of 9.8″ to infinity.

If you like to shoot macro photography outdoors, the lens is weather-sealed and its optical image stabilization system is effective up to five stops. Finally, the lens is compatible with the XF 1.4x TC WR and XF 2x TC WR teleconverters which bring your focal length to 171mm or 244mm, respectively.

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