Monthly Archives: December 2020

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2021 will be the 52nd year of my being a working photographer,and I wanted to take a moment to thank all the other professional compatriots that have been with me along the way in this fantastic journey!  I have lerned a great deal from each of these people and my journey has been made a great deal better because of what I have learned from them and enjoyed their fellowship along the way!  Many more names should go on this list as well including Jim Sugar and Jim Brandenburg, and many others, thanks for being with me for all these years!


Blessings and Merry Christmas,


the pilgrim

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May the love of Christ and His Grace fall on you like beautiful winter snow!

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Let’s face it, sometimes money is tight and we can’t afford everything we would like to buy!  Pretend you are a wanting to get into photography but the cost of the gear is daunting.  You want a really good camera and enough sharp lenses to do really good work, but how can you make that happen!!??


You all know that I have a lot of gear, actually far more than I need, but I really believe I could do 95% of everything I do with a very simple set-up and I think you could too!


The Fujifilm X-S10 with the 16-80 zoom lens goes for $1,499.  The Fujifilm X-S10 is one incredible cmaera value, wiht the same sensor and processor that’s in the flagship X-T4 plus very effective IBIS.  It’s very small and well built, and it has quickly become one of my very favorite Fujifilm bodies.The 16-80 is simply the finest medium range zoom I’ve ever shot and in my 51 years of shooting I have owned and shot a lot of them!  It’s effective foacl ength on the X-S10 is 24mm to 120mm a great range for almost all your work and it focused very close for those tight shots we all enjoy making.  I wouldn’t expect you to take my word for it so here are a few of my favorite shots made with it!



Now, the 55-200 f 3.5-4.8 LM OIS was the first long telephoto zoom lens that Fujifilm released and for quite a while it helped me make a lot of amazing images!  It is tack sharp and a very managble size, when I go back and review images made with it I’m amazed and I wonder why I ever wanted anything better!  I hope you agree!




You can buy this lens new for $599. and lots of good used ones are available for around $300. to $350.


So for around or less than $2,000. you can have a great little system to do incredible work, 4K video and it won’t break your back carrying it around or break the bank either!!!!




the pilgrim


By-the-way, went drone flying this morning amd revisted two favorite locations; Cumberland Falls State Park and the stack of canoes close by!