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What are the practical differences between the exposure settings my camera picked for me in auto mode and my own choices?

It's hard to really tell from the small versions here — which is a lesson in itself, because at 1280x850, which is a perfectly fine online viewing size, the differences really don't matter that much. ...
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What are these pixel-level discolored specks? How can I fix it?

I ran a few more tests. Here are the results: No change to sensor: f/2.8, 1/6", ISO 200 Blue specks (similar to the top speck in the sample pictures) f/10, 2.0", ISO 200 White specks (similar to ...
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Why do the stars look so blurry? How can I improve the focus?

The photo looks like I did not focus properly. However how can I focus if the stars are indefinitely far away from us? Indeed. For stars, you need to manually focus. How to do it with a modern DSLR ...
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How to stop 'flickering' in a timelapse created from a set of photo?

Everything should be set to manual, nothing should be automatic. What's happening is the camera is trying to compensate/adjust for each and every frame. Turn off any setting that would automatically ...
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Is there a good system to tell or mark which picture are in a group of bracket?

Take a picture of your left hand. Yes, really. Before you bracket you take a picture of your left hand indicating the number of shots that will be in the bracketing series. What if it's more than 5 ...
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What is the equivalent of magnify function in a Fujiffilm xt20 camera?

Focus assist should be available when pressing the button on the rear command dial. Focus Zoom If ON is selected for AF/MF SETTING > FOCUS CHECK, the camera will automatically zoom in on the ...
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Why one of the pictures in a bracket has a different f-stop value?

You must have been on fully automatic exposure mode (both speed and aperture set to automatic). With f/5.6, the -2 EV image would have had to be exposed for 1/35 sec. and the camera's logic decided ...
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I have made the lens dirtier than before cleaning it. How can I recover from this?

What you are seeing is the result of dust on your sensor, not on the lens. Most modern Digital SLR and mirrorless cameras have a sensor self cleaning mode. Check your manual for instructions on how ...
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Can I generate a colour photo from a RAW file in Capture One?

Fuji and Capture one have a really nice feature in version 12 that lets Capture one start with editing your RAW with the film simulation option you set in camera. That is why the RAW image in capture ...
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How to see/frame macro subject before the flash triggers?

Page 73 in the manual: To preview exposure in the LCD monitor, select an option other than OFF for D SCREEN SETTING > PREVIEW EXP./ WB IN MANUAL MODE. Select OFF when using the flash or on other ...
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Is there a good system to tell or mark which picture are in a group of bracket?

I've found that changing the bracketing pattern from 0, -, + (which is what most cameras seem to use by default) to -, 0, + helps me to more easily identify bracketed sequences when looking at ...
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How to nail focus with Peak Highlight on FujiFilm X-Series cameras?

The settings to choose for the focus assist will depend a lot on the scene and photography conditions, as well as personal preferences, to be not too distracting but still easy enough to see where the ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

In addition to all the other great answers I'd like to add that the Fuji x-trans sensor used in your cameras has been known to not really meet the ISO standard. Here is an excerpt from DPReview's ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

There are at least two likely sources that are contributing to the variation you see. The light coming in your window could be variable if the atmospheric conditions at your location are changing ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

Your Canon has not exactly the same configuration. I suspect it to have the auto lightning optimizer on. You have the possible magnitudes: off/low/standard/high. And by default it is on standard. Try ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

I'm not sure if this is actually the problem, but this is probably one thing that is affecting the brightness. Try looking at the T-stops of the lenses. (T-stop is like f-stop, but, tells how much ...
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How can take a better picture of this creek under bright sun light and dense vegetation on banks?

There is only so much you can do in the middle of the day when the sun is so bright and the shadows so deep. Go back just before sunrise and watch the place as the sun comes up, return just before ...
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How to nail focus with Peak Highlight on FujiFilm X-Series cameras?

Focus peak highlight enhances areas of high contrast with blue, red, or white. The intensity of the enhancement is associated with the amount of contrast. Low requires higher contrast to enhance. High ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

The difference you are seeing is likely caused by a combination of effects from using different bodies and lenses. To compare lenses, use the same camera body. To compare camera bodies, use the same ...
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How to nail focus with Peak Highlight on FujiFilm X-Series cameras?

Remember, this is focus assist, not focus magic. The trick with both of these aids is to remember that it's really the same as getting sharpness right on the screen: as you turn the focus ring, you're ...
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What is the optimal Resolution setting to send raw photo from Capture One to Aurora

The "Resolution" in this case has no effect on the exported quality. If you intend to print, you could set this to the DPI of the printer, which could help making it easier later to get the size ...
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What are these pixel-level discolored specks? How can I fix it?

Those are defective pixels, specifically "hot pixels", in your image sensor. It's rare for a sensor not to have one or two, unless you pay the big bucks for one that's been carefully inspected. You ...
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What is the best practice to handle making time lapse in a changing lighting conditions in the morning?

What you are trying to do is accomplished by a technique known as bulb ramping, or bramping (see: What is bulb ramping?), where the camera's exposure is gradually changed to accommodate changing ...
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Why there is a border box on certain photos in Capture One workspace?

When you change to a different tool, the part of the image you have selected (that is, the part inside the border box) is expanded to fill the space. The part you have not selected (that is, the part ...
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Can I generate a colour photo from a RAW file in Capture One?

Yes. The black and white conversation is just done to the JPEG image and JPEG preview — the RAF file retains all of the color information. I haven't used Capture One, but it's very possible that as ...
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How to nail focus with Digital Split Image on FujiFilm X-Series cameras?

Digital split image appears to use phase-detect pixels in the center of the viewfinder. Align the bands for gross focus. Look for the "shimmer" to fine-tune focus. When active, the focus area is ...
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How to nail focus with Peak Highlight on FujiFilm X-Series cameras?

I am still experimenting with all this, but I have found setting the widest aperture,focussing with care and precision, then stopping down appears to work best. Focussing at, say f5.6 the highlight ...
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Unable to save both Raw and Jpeg file at the same time occaionally in xt-20

Raw is disabled when any one of a number of features is enabled. They include various toy camera modes, extended ISO, and the auto switch. Without detailed settings info, it's impossible to know ...
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