This Lil Piglet

Capturing the Finer Details with FUJIFILM Review and Over $1000 Giveaway

We’ve been beekeepers for a couple years now and as much as it is hard work, it’s a very interesting and rewarding job. Bees are amazing creatures; the process of building a beehive to a thriving environment rich with honey is very educational to witness. Recently we wrapped up our first honey harvest and I wanted to document these beautiful insects in pictures with my new zoom lens, the FUJIFILM FUJINON LENS XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II so you could see the detail without me having to get my face up close and personal with the buzzing bees.

I’m not a very technically savvy person when it comes to the nitty-gritty details of a lens but I know what I want in a picture and I also know I want it to be easy. Ever since I received my FUJIFILM X-A2 Digital Camera, I have been in love with it. It’s a super easy point-and-shoot camera that takes the guesswork out of photography for the average user like me. The lens is perfect for all life’s special moments and I cannot say enough great things about it but there are moments where you want a lens to go just that much further when you can’t get as close as you’d like. The FUJINON LENS XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II lens does this with ease.

Rather than go into the technical details of the difference between the lenses, let me show you what I mean. I took a series of photos from the same spot, the first photo with the FUJIFILM X-A2 Digital Camera kit lens (XC16-50mm lens) and the second with the FUJINON LENS XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II lens.

Beekeeper hard at work with the FUJIFILM X-A2 Digital Camera Beehive closeup FujiFilm XC50-230mm Lens Review

Intricate Detail

As much as I wanted to take a full activity shot of beekeeper activities, I also wanted to take a closeup shot of the bees to show how many bees there truly are. The closeup was taken on the sport setting because the bees can’t be told to sit still. Despite their listening skills, it’s pretty amazing to have the ability to close in this tightly and retain the crisp intricate detail from the same location just by changing a lens to the FUJINON zoom LENS XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II lens.

Alpacas in the morning with the FUJIFILM X-A2 Digital Camera Farm Alpaca Closeup FujiFilm XC50-230mm Lens Review

Grab the Action

Alpacas and action is almost a humorous pairing; if you know anything about alpacas, they are definitely full of character but they aren’t especially action-packed. Their character is easily frozen in time, from a distance; the closer you get the more they want to either turn away or come towards you, depending on their mood of the day. Alpacas are always on alert and the FUJINON LENS XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS II lens makes it easy to showcase the concern in their eyes.

FUJIFILM X-A2 Digital Camera Kit Lens Comparison FujiFilm XC50-230mm Lens Review

Portrait Friendly

A zoom lens is great to have for more detailed photography but everyday life calls for grabbing lasting memories in photos without disturbing the flow. To catch the natural personality of your family members without calling attention to it and changing the look of the photo is a challenge met with a sneaky zoom lens. Anyone who has a teen knows that although they are selfie crazy, when the mom brings out the camera they suddenly become extremely shy. A call of a name and a push of the capture button on the continuous setting with the FUJINON LENS XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS II lens, grabs that perfect shot. Look, she’s even smiling. Smirk.


If you are looking for a great camera without all the guesswork and want to take it up a notch for those up close and personal moments, the FUJIFILM X-A2 Digital Camera and the added XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II telephoto zoom lens are all you will need. These are the perfect combination for all those special photo-worthy moments from the everyday to the more intricate. Add on the advanced settings for a pop of colour and you’ll have hours of fun creating your on photo masterpieces.


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I’m excited to announce that FUJIFILM Canada has partnered with This Lil Piglet and Sober Julie to give away 1 FUJIFILM X-A2 digital camera AND 1 FUJINON LENS XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS II telephoto lens valued at OVER $1000 to one lucky Canadian winner! Open to Canada residents of age of the majority in their province, excluding Quebec.

It’s easy to enter, just tell me what you would like to take a picture of, up close with this telephoto zoom lens, in the comments below and fill in the form for a chance to win. Good luck!


52 comments on “Capturing the Finer Details with FUJIFILM Review and Over $1000 Giveaway”

  1. I would take a closeup photo of my daylilies that are blooming!

  2. I would love to take some zoomed/up close photos of some of the beautiful flowers we have here in Victoria!

  3. I would like to take a picture of the blossoms on our crab apple tree.

  4. Would like to take pictures of the beach and ocean with this.

  5. I would take pictures of my kids, dogs, kitty, birds and I would take lots of pictures on our vacation.

  6. We really love taking pictures of birds and wildlife 🙂 We lived for a couple of years in the Yukon and got some great pictures or bald eagles, bears and moose!
    The photos of your beekeeping are great!

  7. I would take an up close photo of my kids!

  8. I would like to take a picture of the cardinals in my back yard

  9. I want to take pictures of my kids and animals when we go to the African Lion Safari

  10. We live in a rural area, I would love to take pics of the wild animals that come in our yard.

  11. I would love to take pictures of the beautiful hummingbirds that use my feeder at the lake ?

  12. My granddaughter plays softball and I want to take close up of her batting, her in outfield or running the bases.

  13. If I won this wonderful prize, I would love to take pictures of my family in outdoor settings! The only camera that I own is attached to my cell phone. Good let to all who have entered!

  14. I would love to take pictures of my family.

  15. This would be great to take photos of our grandson playing sports…soccer, basketball, and baseball.

  16. I would like to get some up close shots of our pets. It can be hard to get good pics of them because they react to the camera if I’m too close.

  17. This would be perfect for taking pictures of my girls while the are at the top of the slide at Memories Splash next year.

  18. I would use the telephoto lens to take magnificent picture of the Rockies. The kiddos would still be my number 1 subject for photos.

  19. I would love to take an up close picture of my children.

  20. I would take close up pictures of flowers

  21. Would love to take a up close picture of all the hummingbirds that are visiting our garden this year. I keep trying but can’t get a good picture with my current camera.

  22. I would like to take closeups of my grandchildren.

  23. I’d take photos of birds – I love to just watch them and could sit for hours

  24. I would like to take a close-up of the wild flowers beside Niagara Falls! Too dangerous to get really close 🙁

  25. There are some really nice sail boats out on the lake that I’d like to be able to take photos of.

  26. I would to take pictures of the wild flowers beside Niagara Falls…too dangerous to get a closer look

  27. Would love to take pictures of my kids in the moment. I rarely get photos like this because I have to be in their face with my phone.

  28. My children of course, and mostly our lawn sprinkler/lighting business.. Something we always lack is a good quality photo of our workmanship. I’m amazed with the quality of this camera!

  29. I’d love to take a photos on our next holiday to Costa Rica, the beautiful landscapes, interesting people we meet along the way as well as capture all the fun we have along the way!

  30. I would like to take pictures of my kids

  31. I would love to take a close up picture of the cardinal that visits my backyard every day ! 🙂

  32. I live by the ocean so I would love to get some close-ups of some beach treasures.

  33. I’d love to take photos of my daughters’ bug collection they seem to catch everyday and want photos of for their rooms. This would be perfect, what a great giveaway!

  34. I love to take pics of the moon AND my little nieces.

  35. I would take a close up picture of my dog Dexter on a monthly basis since he’s changed so much and matured so much physically and mentally since we got him as a puppy. It is surprising that he will be turning 3 later this month. Also I would use it to take pictures of our baby which is expected to come late January early February of next year.

  36. I used to love taking macro photos with my camera….but I took so many pictures it broke. ?
    I would be taking up close pictures of our puppy for her Instagram page @Thelifeofdaisythedog
    My phone just doesn’t take great pictures unless the lighting is tight and she is sitting still! I could take use a feature like the capture button and hidden zoom. ☺
    Plus I would take foodie photos, flowers, bugs, etc

  37. I would take a close up of nature and all of its beauty. I would also take pics of my children.

  38. I would l e to take a close up picture of a dragonfly.

  39. I love taking photos of my kids. And my dog too of course!

  40. I would like to take a picture of the cherry tomatoes and strawberries I’ve grown this year

  41. I would love to take a close-up of birds that visit our birdhouse.

  42. I would love to take photos in Disney when we go in November.

  43. I’m thinking it would be a close up of my weeping wisteria bushes.

  44. I would likely take some photos of the flowers in are garden.

  45. I would love to take picturers of everyday life

  46. I would love to view day to day life in a picture

  47. I would love to take an up close picture with this lens of the humming birds at my feeder.

  48. Nice camera clear pics would love to win.

  49. I would live to take pictures of my nieces and nephews. ❤

  50. I would take pics of my daughter..I also would take close ups of my yard birds…

  51. I love to take pictures of my family and flowers , love when I can get in close and capture a nice moment .

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