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.


5 replies
  1. Jeff Ross says:


    Thank you very much. I do think most of the 18-55 photos are pretty sharp except for the pots and pans which probably has a narrow DOF. I appreciate so much your efforts on behalf of your readers. It might be interesting to provide similar photos taken with the 18-55 kit lens and the 16-55 WR upgrade lens for comparison.

    Thanks again! – Jeff Ross

  2. Rohan Gillett says:

    I’m a 16-55mm f2.8 lover too! To be honest, it is the only Fuji lens I own at the moment, but I just don’t feel as though I’m missing out on anything. Yes, I do need a zoom for some events I go to, and there are occasions I could use something that is a little wider, but for a good 90% of the stuff I shoot, the 16-55 is king for me.

  3. Mark Walden says:

    Many thanks for the files, I had a play with the Fuji XT2 and the 10-24 lens a few days ago and was blown away by the camera and lens so much so that I have now sold all my Canon kit (5D mkIII and L series Glass) and purchased a XT2 Graphite Silver, 10-24mm, 18-55mm, 55-200mm & the 100-400mm with the 1.4x converter.

  4. Balzani says:

    Thanks for sharing, my first experience with Fuji was with the 18-55mm F2.8-4 and the XT-1, it really impressed me, in such way that I sold my Nikon gear, D700 and 6 good lenses and puchased the XT-2, the 16mm F1.4, 56mm F1.2, 100-400mm and am expecting the arrival of a used 50-140mm F2.8, and seems one can´t get enough of this lenses, each one is very special in some way, the experience of photography with X-system bodies and Fujinon lenses is just great.


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