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How to focus on long distance with object in front and blur the object?

One way is to simply use manual focus. Since the landscape is very distant, there is only one thing to focus on once, then you frame and shoot multiple pictures as you like.
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How to focus on long distance with object in front and blur the object?

There are (at least) four ways to do this: Use manual focus: This is (one of the reasons) why good cameras still have that feature. For this specific scene, there are other ways to achieve ...
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Why is aluminium body considered better than magnesium?

They are touting that the parts are CNC milled from billet aluminum compared to cast magnesium as is commonly used. Both are alloys and probably contain some of the other in their mix. In general, if ...
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How to focus on long distance with object in front and blur the object?

You need to use the exposure lock feature of the camera and a technique called focus/recompose: point the camera at the background half-press the shutter button to lock focus continuing to hold the ...
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Why is aluminium body considered better than magnesium?

The main advantage of aluminum over magnesium alloy: It's cheaper for the manufacturer to buy.
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X100 Rainbow glare on artificial light

It looks like the lens is greasy. Probably some condensation on the lens. If it is condensation, it could be on the interior of the lens. See if there is a lot of humidity, or if your camera has moved ...
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Why does auto focus on my new Fuji X100F keep moving while I have the shutter button held halfway?

There is a small black slider on the side opposite the camera grip. It has 3 positions. If you slide it to the bottom it will be in AF-S mode which stops focusing as soon as autofocus locks after you ...
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Is the Fujifilm x100 a good camera to start?

Yes, it's fine. Any camera can be a fine starting place, but I think it's nice to start one with relatively advanced controls (see Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside ...
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When converting from Fujifilm .raf to .tiff, why is there an option for dpi?

There is no real "DPI" in a photo. Inches of what? If it's a macro photography you can have tens of thousands of pixels for one inch of real life object, while pixels in Hubble images can be ...
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Fujifilm X100F tethering?

CaptureOne is another program that supports tethering and live view of just about every camera that supports that functionality. According to their Fuji camera support page, it doesn't appear the ...
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Does the Fuji X100F have an actual "rear curtain" flash sync.?

From Using the Flash in the FujiFilm X100F Manual: Sync Choose whether the flash is timed to fire immediately after the shutter opens (1ST CURTAIN) or immediately before it closes (2ND CURTAIN). 1ST ...
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X100F AF on Single Point

Recent Fujifilm cameras use a hybrid Phase-Detect and Contrast-Detect AF system. What you are seeing is the Contrast-Detect loop which causes the lens to move back and forth in order to confirm the ...
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Is the Fujifilm x100 a good camera to start?

It's a good choice, but an eccentric one. I'd highly recommend getting your hands on the camera by either borrowing or renting one before purchasing, because the reality of the camera in your hands ...
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Leaf vs Focal plane shutter - Is there is difference in image captured?

There is NOT vignetting based on the center having a slightly longer exposure! Leaf shutters are positioned very near the aperture of the lens, such that inefficiencies created by non-instantaneous ...
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Leaf vs Focal plane shutter - Is there is difference in image captured?

There can be visible differences between a leaf shutter and a focal plane shutter when the slit of the focal plane shutter is small compared to the picture and something in the scene is moving fast. ...
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What could cause entirely dark frames on a Fuji X100S?

It sounds like everything on your camera is working except the sensor. For whatever reason the sensor seems to be outputting no image signal. You probably need to have a camera repair shop look at it ...
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What exactly does "macro mode" do on a FujifilmX100T?

In the Fuji X100 line, the main purpose of Macro mode is to switch you to the electronic viewfinder, rather than the optical one. Basically, you can't use the optical viewfinder on macro shots ...
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Is there a technical reason why the flash is disabled with film simulation bracketing on the X100t

"The Fuji X100t disables the flash when bracketing is enabled. This seems logical for things like ISO bracketing because several photo's are taken in quick succession. ... an oversight in the firmware?...
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WIll an Olympus TCON-17X teleconverter work on a Fujifilm X100 series camera?

The only way to know what will happen is to try it. As you state, "the connection should be no problem", just use a 49-55 step-up ring. However, the lens is 23mm, so the ring may be visible along the ...
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How to reverse command dial for Fujifilm X100s?

This is not possible, on the X100s or on any newer Fujifilm X camera I'm aware of (as of early 2017, at least). On models with front and back command dials, you can swap their functions — but not the ...
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