Two Underrated Fujifilm Lenses – Download The RAW Files

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Does Fujifilm even Make A “bad” Lens?

If you’ve been in or around the photography industry, you KNOW that glass is always more important than camera bodies. When the time comes to choose what camera brand you want, researching that brand’s lens lineup is very important. I did that before I chose to shoot with Fujifilm X bodies, and I had to look over the entire internet to find a blog or forum that had negative things to say about Fuji lenses.

It’s simple, Fujifilm has a killer lens lineup, and the value for your money is wonderful. As with any camera company, there are certain pieces of gear that are underrated or not as appreciated as they should be. I’m sure everyone has a different opinion on what those underrated pieces of gear might be, but I want to specifically talk about two Fuji lenses that are often overlooked and underrated.

You can watch my video below to hear my full opinion on these lenses, but it seems that quite a few people overlook the 18-55 f/2.8-4 OIS Kit Lens and the 55-200 f/2.5-4.8 OIS telephoto. Typically, the alternative choices to those lenses are the 16-55 f/2.8 and the 50-140 f/2.8. Let’s just go ahead and get something out of the way, the 16-55 and the 50-140 are absolutely fantastic lenses, but they cost more money, take up more room in your bag, and weigh quite a bit more than the 18-55 and 55-200 lenses. The question is, are those lenses worth the extra money to YOU? It really comes down to knowing what you need out of your lenses for your genre of photography. the point I am trying to make is that going with the 18-55 and 55-200 is not a “bad” alternative. It’s simply a different alternative that might work better for your style of shooting. In the end, all four of these lenses will give you fantastic images!

Don’t Just Take My Word For It…

In order for this blog post to provide true value for you, I’m allowing you to download a few of my Fuji X-T2 RAW files from the 18-55 and 55-200 so you can check the out-of-camera quality when paired with the X-T2. Do as much testing and pixel peeping as you want! Just click the button below to get access to the RAW files.


Best Black Friday/Holiday Camera Deals 2016!

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Camera Deals Or “SCAMERA” Deals?

Ok, so I typically never get too excited about Black Friday camera deals since most of them are “SCAMERA” deals. However, this year, Nikon and B&H are doing some pretty killer camera bundles and discounts!

If you’re a Nikon shooter or you’re thinking about switching to Nikon from another brand, now is the time. Nikon has discounted quite a few of their camera bodies anywhere from $200 to $500 off of the retail price! Oh, and did I mention that Nikon is including their very expensive OEM factory battery grips for free with most of their DSLR bodies!? Pretty awesome!

My top pick camera deals are below:


  • Nikon D500: $200 off and includes the battery grip plus some goodies from B&H. This is probably the best deal I have seen since this camera is so new. I will probably buy this one myself! B&H PRODUCT LINK

  • Nikon D810: Ok, so this one is a great deal too, but not as good as B&H says it is. It says $500 off on the website, but it’s really $300 off because this camera has been on a permanent sale for almost a year now. Still a great deal and comes with the battery grip. B&H PRODUCT LINK

  • Nikon D7200: $200 off and this one does not come with the battery grip for some reason. However, this is a wonderful camera and a great option if you don’t want to spend the extra money for the D500. B&H PRODUCT LINK


  • Nikon 14-24 f/2.8: $200 off the retail price, and any amount of money off of this lens is considered a good deal. B&H PRODUCT LINK

  • Nikon 24-120: This lens isn’t technically “on sale” since it’s refurbished, but it is still a killer deal. This lens retails for almost $1,100. Check out the crazy low price that they’re selling it for now! B&H PRODUCT LINK

I hope this helped some of you find some sweet deals on photography gear! Have a great holiday weekend!