Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fujifilm offering huge rebates on X-camera lenses

If you've been thinking about adding an extra Fuji lens or two to round out your X-camera gadget bag, now may be the time to do it. This week Fuji introduce substantial instant rebates on many of its popular lenses.

Here's a sampling of the deals being offered at B&H:

Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens now $699 (save $200)
Fujifilm 18mm f/2.0 XF R Lens now $399 (save $200)
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens now $749 (save $150)
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 Lens (Black) now $199 (save $200)
Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF R Lens now $499 (save $150)
Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens now $399 (save $250)
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens now $499 (save $200)

These deals are heavily discounted and the offer good through March 22nd. This means you can buy one lens now and then have some time to build up your bank account so you can pick up another one in March.


  1. Hi Tom,
    I have been a Nikon shooter for 45 years and am making the change to Fuji [XT-1}shortly. Am reading an enormous comments on shutter shake that Sony's AR2r is experiencing. This seems to occur when the camera body is hanging off a telephoto lens that's mounted with tripod collar on tripod. Have you experienced any similar anomaly with the FujiXE2. I know Fuji,s new tripod collared lens is down the road a piece,just wondering if you used an adapter (Nikon Or Canon) with a long lens. Is the Fuji electronic curtain or mechanical?

    Joe Cagliuso

  2. Good question, Joe. The reason this occurs with the Sony A7r is that it has a 36mp sensor. I also use a Nikon D800 and find that these high megapixel cameras are much less forgiving of camera motion. the A7r is also a very light weight camera making it even more prone to shake.

    You can read more about this on the blog review I did of the A7r here:


    and here:


    The Fuji X-E2 is only a 16mp camera. Consequently, it doesn't have the same problem. That said, putting the 55-200mm zoom on the X-E2 and then on a tripod is still a very unbalanced combination. So you will have to be careful.

    I am looking forward to the Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8 zoom coming out later this year. It is shown with a tripod collar, and that should equalize the balance of camera and lens.

    It has an electronic and mechanical release focal plane shutter.

    1. Hi Tom,
      I myself use a D800 and you really need to be disciplined in your shooting format. I use a tripod extensively and when a extension tube or closeup rings are added, its back to old school.STEADY STEADY STEADY.Theres always a learning curve and we have the ability to fine tune it. I agree with you many of us tend to over-correct in post processing whether its sharpening or other corrections.
      I use a Epson 7800 printer and have printed 24x36 images from a 12mega pixel Nikon. Paying attention to detail and have had many successful results.Here,s hoping Fuji will not let me down. What is your take on this matter? Well thanks for the info on the future lenses fuji has on their roadmap and will keep in touch.