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How can I get consistent exposure while allowing aperture changes on Fujifilm X-T2?

I'd like to change aperture and keep the exposure consistent while taking multiple photos of one scene. I am aware of the exposure triangle. I know I need to increase ISO or decrease shutter speed by ...
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How do I lock the exposure if I'm using back button focus? (Nikon D7200)

The AE-L/AF-L button on my Nikon D7200 is set to focus the camera. I like this setting, but then I don't have a quick way to lock the exposure settings. The only way I know how to do it is to switch ...
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Can I lock autoexposure (AE Lock) while also using back button Lock AF on my Canon 1300D?

I have a Canon 1300D. I'm using back button by custom function to auto focus. I was just wondering if there's any way to also set any other button to lock AE while using back button to lock focus.
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Why does holding the focus and recomposing also affect the brightness of my photo?

Let's say I try to take a picture of the following scene: a nice, blue river on the bottom and a solid, grey building in the middle. It is a sunny day and I am in a large distance, so both "objects" ...
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What is AF-L needed for? [duplicate]

After quite a lot of reading even, I am not being able to grasp the rationale behind the AF-L part of AE-L/AF-L button on Nikon D5300. If the camera is set to AF-C, then the concept of locking focus ...
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How to make my Nikon D7000 stop adjusting to different lighting [closed]

I'm trying to film something with my Nikon D7000. But when I hold it up to the subjects face/body, it starts to focus on the background and makes the the subject into a dark silhouette. How do I ...
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What does the AE/AF lock button do that half-pressing the shutter doesn't?

The Sony A6000 has an AEL button, while Nikon SLRs have an AE/AF lock button. What do these do that half-pressing the shutter to lock focus and exposure, and then recomposing, doesn't? I'm used to the ...
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When to use exposure lock with spot metering and when to use exposure compensation?

I was taking a snap on a sunny day, and the subject was in front of light source and subject was shadowed out(or blackened) In this case is it better to use partial/spot metering mode (zoom in to face ...
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What metering mode should one use with autoexposure (AE) lock on the Nikon D700?

I will be visiting Morocco in week's time. I usually use matrix metering when taking photographs. However I have read that using the autoexposure (AE) Lock on the Nikon D700 one should use center- ...