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Is replacing all my Fujifilm gear with this Canon zoom lens an upgrade?

The 24-70 is an incredibly good lens - it's as sharp wide-open as just about any prime at every focal length across just about its entire field. But it's only 24-70. As you're talking about a full-...
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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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Blurred photos of a moving subject under low light conditions

Use more light. Open windows, turn on more room lights, bring in extra portable lights. Use a flash. You say there is "no chance" to use a flash, but since you gave no justification for that it ...
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What is the white square near the viewfinder of the Fujica GW690?

As you can see in the image below from the service manual, the volume behind these two features is occupied by the view finder assembly. Image source: manualslib.com Image source: manualslib.com ...
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Is there a way to write a "foreign" image so a Fujifilm X camera will display it?

I don't know what is required to recognize the "foreign" image, probably something in the Exif... but for your goal, just create the image with your message, with appropriate background, and take a ...
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How do I disassemble FujiFilm X-T1 camera to disable the ISO dial lock button protection?

How to disassemble / take apart Fujifilm X-T1 and how to disable ISO Dial lock switch. It is relatively easy to take apart FujiFilm X-T1. You only need one type of screwdriver, although the screws ...
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Is replacing all my Fujifilm gear with this Canon zoom lens an upgrade?

Would switching to full frame Canon and getting that lens be an upgrade over my Fujifilm gear? For some shooters it would be. For others it would not. For a true photographer it shouldn't make a ton ...
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First film roll just got developed and all my pictures have a white fog on them?

The orange veil to the right of the last image is a common effect of light fogging. In fact, I've seen that many times on the first frame of 35mm when I started exposing without winding enough frames ...
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Would a Nikon FG 20 film SLR camera take pictures without batteries?

The Nikon FG-20 has an electronic shutter, which will not work properly if no battery is inserted. You can, with limited capabilities, still use the camera without a battery. Light metereing will of ...
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Why are Fuji lenses more expensive than others?

FujiFilm charges more for lenses (than Canon) because they can. FujiFilm has a near monopoly on X-mount lenses. Other options include cheap manual lenses and expensive Zeiss lenses. This is changing ...
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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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What would constitute a need for a high bit rate capture?

Both of those are video concerns, and have no real impact on still photography at all. A faster card may allow you to shoot more pictures more quickly, or to shoot longer in high-FPS burst mode (...
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Why do I get dark horizontal lines (stripes or bands) in bad lighting with my Fuji X-T1?

These lines are very likely there because of the frequency at which your light flickers. This is most notably the case with fluorescent lighting or led lighting, especially when you dim the light. Led ...
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How do I get rid of this orange tint and reflection while keeping my label well lit and visible?

What's illuminating the softbox in the background? I assume not just the strobes? Whatever it is, you probably need to reduce its intensity until it's just barely saturating. The brighter the ...
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Color film comparison: How does Fujifilm Superia compare to Kodak Portra?

Portra is a low-contrast, low-saturation film made primarily for wedding and portrait photographers (it's the successor to Vericolor III Professional). It's designed to capture the details in both 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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What does "R" mean in Fujifilm's XF Fujinon lens names?

"R" stands for Ring and means the lens is equipped with an aperture ring. (From Fujifilm's FAQ.)
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Why does the Fujifilm X30 limit shutter speed limit in aperture priority mode?

This is actually a characteristic of the leaf shutter used in Fuji's X10/X20/X30 and X100 cameras. The leaf shutter can only travel so quickly. The wider the aperture is open, the slower the shutter ...
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Would a Nikon FG 20 film SLR camera take pictures without batteries?

It depends on the specific camera. The Pentax K1000, for example, only requires the battery for metering, but everything else is mechanical. On your camera, shutter timing is electronic and requires a ...
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Blurred photos of a moving subject under low light conditions

From the information provided in your comments, it sounds very much like the shutter speed was too low, possibly because your ISO was too low and the subject was moving faster then the shutter, hence ...
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What is causing these lines of blotchy white spots in photos from my Instax 100?

In old instant films, the image you see appears directly where the film was exposed when you took the photo. The wide portion of the border contains developing and fixing chemicals. After the image is ...
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Is there any compact full-frame mirrorless camera?

I don't think you'll find what you're looking for, because: bigger things are bigger than small things. Full-frame cameras are bigger than APS-C cameras Medium format cameras are bigger than full-...
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What would constitute a need for a high bit rate capture?

The answer to pretty much all your questions is one word: video. Exact details of bit rates, video formats and whatever else are off-topic on this site which is about still photography so I won't go ...
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Why I am getting different values for depth of field from calculators vs in-camera DoF preview?

First, a word about what depth-of-field is and is not: In a way, depth-of-field is an illusion. There is only one plane of focus. Everything in front of or behind the point of focus is out of ...
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Does Fujifilm make DSLR cameras anymore?

No, the last Fujifilm SLR was the Finepix IS Pro, released in 2007. Fujifilm's interchangable lens cameras these days are the mirrorless X system and the medium format GFX system.
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Is replacing all my Fujifilm gear with this Canon zoom lens an upgrade?

You might also want to take into account the following: That 24-70 mm doesn't cover even half your current range. You really like the 90mm for portraits, and 90 mm is outside that recommended ...
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Why won't my Fujifilm X-E3 focus or take photos?

Notice that the aperture is listed as "F 0". I bet the lens isn't attached right — try removing it and putting it back.
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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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