25 Apr The Best Fujifilm Travel Lenses for Your Next Trip
Source: Fujifilm X Blog
By Stefano Ferro
I have been running a travel photography website for few years. In conjunction, I also run some workshops and commonly receive many photography questions; however, there is one which is comes up frequently:
What is your favourite camera for travelling today?
Fair enough, people want to upgrade or just change the model. I find however strange that I almost never get this question:
What lens should I buy for my next trip? Or what lens would you suggest for my travel adventure?
It seems that lenses always come second, based on what is left from the initial camera budget. It’s not uncommon to hear “the kit lens will do” when someone goes travelling.
But is it the right choice?
Maybe not. I may be too drastic, however, I believe that lenses are even more important than the cameras when talking about travel photography. I was once watching a lecture from Prof. Marc Levoy on lenses and differences when using the same camera, it was very interesting. It was part of an 18-lecture workshop that I would suggest everyone watches if they have some spare time. From this I have one lens buying tip: if you buy only one lens then allocate a budget at least similar, if not higher, to the one allocated to the purchase of the camera.
Do not buy a Ferrari with a FIAT engine (although the FIAT Group actually owns the Ferrari brand)!
Sunset on Southgate with the helicopter surprise
Fujifilm X-T1 – XF16-55mmF2.8 – F2.8 – 1/400 second – ISO200
How to choose the best travel lens?
If it is true that the best camera is always the one with you then the best lens is the one that will help to capture the majority of your photos in your trip.
Think about what lenses to take when travelling. For example, you should take multiple lenses that will cover a wide focal length through to a telephoto length, but also take into consideration the following:
Weight of the lens Cost of the lens Risk of theft
I am in love with the Fujifilm X Series cameras. One of the reasons beside the light weight is the compact size, for instance, I can take a Fujifilm X-T2 in my bag for a full day of shooting and almost not feel it.
This is the way I want to travel. It’s important for me to keep my gear light, which is why I take a maximum of two lenses with me. When I travel on my own
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