So You Got Some Amazon Gift Cards for Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I received several Amazon gift cards for Christmas. You might want to use those gift cards to purchase photography gear, but perhaps you are not sure what to buy. So—if you are stuck—let me offer some ideas. Since this is a Fujifilm blog, these items are mostly geared towards Fujifilm photographers.

This post contains affiliate links, and if you make a purchase using my links I’ll be compensated a small amount for it.


If your Amazon gift card is $25, here are some camera things you can buy:

SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro — It’s normally $34, but right now it’s on sale.
Fujifilm X-E4 Thumb Grip (Black)Fujifilm X-E4 Thumb Grip (Silver)
Fotasy M42-to-Fuji-X Adapter — So that you can use vintage M42 lenses.
Xuan 30mm Body Cap Lens — It’s actually $26, but close enough….


If your Amazon gift card is $50, here are some camera things you can buy:

Risespray 35mm f/1.6 — I have no idea if this lens is good or bad, but it is cheap.
Neewer 35mm f/1.4 — Never used it, so I can’t vouch for the quality.
National Geographic 2344 Shoulder Camera Bag — This is my travel camera bag.
1/4 Black Pro Mist10% CineBloom
NP-126 Batter Charger — I don’t travel without this.
Kodak Ektar H35 Half Frame Camera — Not Fujifilm related, but would be fun to try.


If your Amazon gift card is $75, here are some camera things you can buy:

Geekoto Tripod — I don’t have this tripod, but it looks like a good option.
Meike 35mm f/1.7 — Excellent lens for the price.
TTArtisan 25mm f/2 — No idea if this lens is good or not.
Meike 25mm f/1.8 — I’ve never used this one.
7Artisans 25mm f/1.8 — Pretty decent and fun lens.
7Artisans 50mm f/1.8 — Good lens for portraits.


If your Amazon gift card is $100, here are some camera things you can buy:

TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 — I’ve used this lens on a Nikon Zfc, and it’s pretty good.
Meike 35mm f/1.4 — I’ve heard good things about this lens, but I’ve never used it myself.
Brighten Star 50mm f/1.4 — No idea if this is good or not.
Pergear 50mm f/1.8 — Has character.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 — Instant film is fun!
Instax Mini Link 2 Printer — More convenient than a camera.

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

Fuji X Weekly on Amazon

Amazon invited me to be an “Influencer” on their website. I never thought I’d be called an influencer, but I suppose to an extent I am (hey, I now have over 18K followers on Instagram! Thank you!). I certainly didn’t set out to be one. I’m just trying to be helpful as we journey together photographing with Fujifilm gear.

What does being an Amazon Influencer mean? Not much. I have a “Shop” on Basically, I recommend products, and write a little blurb with a photo. It’s an affiliate program, and if you make a purchase, I get compensated a small amount. I have affiliate links already on this site, and every once in awhile you might see them. I try not to be pushy with the affiliate links, but they do generate a very small amount of money that helps pay the bills and such, so I include them (hopefully unobtrusively) when I can. It doesn’t cost you anything, and it helps to support this website. I appreciate those who do use them!

I didn’t realize at first, but there’s another way to view and interact with what I publish on Amazon (click here). It’s set up more like a social media feed, and I see potential to publish meaningful content through this view. I hope to make it meaningful, anyway, so that it’s worth your time if you should visit. I just started it, so there’s not much currently there, but more will be added in the coming days, weeks, and months.

Feel free to follow me on Amazon. Or feel free not to. Either way. I promise I won’t be pushy with it, and I hope this is a positive thing somehow for the Fuji X Weekly community.