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Lens hood visible when shooting in RAW, but not in JPEG

Your camera is almost certainly applying lens correction for geometric distortion to the JPEG images. This results in the edges of the widest angle images being cropped slightly to correct the barrel ...
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Suffering zooming issue with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk III

Your Olympus is a Micro Four Thirds camera. Without going into all the technical details, this means that the sensor in the camera is smaller than the 'standard' full-frame sensors found in some other ...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

There are two things to unpick here: Why were your pictures black? The short answer is "because you didn't let enough light in", the long answer is very well covered in "what is the ...
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Why are all indoor pictures with my camera grainy?

You're the victim of typical indoor light and small sensor. It's darker indoors than what you think. The DC-FZ82 has a crop factor of 5.6. To put this into context, even entry-level DSLRs and ...
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Can I use non-Panasonic flashes on the FZ1000's hot shoe?

The FZ1000 tolerates no more than 24V on the trigger contact (with positive on center). Many vintage flashes may deliver 300V or more. For TTL operation use one of the following: - Olympus FL36 or ...
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Are the threads on all camera makes the same when it comes to filters?

You can use any filters on any lens if they are the same size, with some caveats. Very few lenses have male filter threads instead of the usual female filter threads. I think the Fuji X100 series of ...
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Photo, when zoomed to actual size look unsharp, "dotted" and noisy

You need better, fuller spectrum light. And you need more of it. The issues you have with your images are due to poor lighting, under exposure, and the resulting high noise.
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What are these diagonal flickering black stripes on my Panasonic G7's LCD?

These are called "Zebra stripes" and basically warn you that using the current settings, the area they cover is going to be exposed over a certain threshold. This threshold is usually 100% (which ...
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What means lens optical characteristics?

Lens makers strive to make lenses that deliver a faithful image. This has never been achieved, because all lenses suffer from aberrations (optical jargon for error). There are 7 major aberrations. To ...
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Is a ~2/3rds-stop delta between Olympus and Panasonic metering typical?

Those metering modes are not equivalent... ESP is more akin to smart center weighted metering as opposed to overall average/multi metering. So yes, they are quite likely to result in different (...
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Is it possible to shoot an Aurora with a Panasonic DMC GF-5?

There is a limit to what the camera can measure. When it is so dark, the camera cannot meter and cannot focus since there is nothing to focus on for an aurora. Autofocus requires contrast and what you ...
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What does "II" mean on micro four thirds lenses?

It means "2nd generation", or "2nd version". Cf. Canon's use of "Mk II" on camera bodies.
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Nocticron aperture ring only works with Panasonic bodies?

I did test this by holding the unmounted lens up to a light and then rotating the aperture ring and sure enough the aperture did not change, so I guess it is true; but why would they do this? Why?, ...
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Magic Lantern equivalent for Nikon or Panasonic?

With the Panasonic camera (if you have a tablet or smart phone) you could download imageapp https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.panasonic.avc.cng.imageapp&hl=en_GB which allows ...
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How do I set RAW+JPEG recording on my Panasonic Lumix GX85?

In the Panasonic GX85 user manual, page 193: In the MENU[REC][Quality] menu, select ...
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Why are long exposures limited in silent mode on the Lumix GX80/GX85?

This is a limitation of the electronic shutter used in your camera. Actually, it is a limitation of nearly all electronic shutters, some brands cap it at just 1/60s, some more, such as Panasonic with ...
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Image App GPS - how does it work

You are correct in assuming that is uses the time to match to the photos. The accuracy will be determined by how often you set the app to log your location, so if you need high accuracy without ...
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How can I diagnose a (possibly) malfunctioning memory card reader to fix it?

I reckon it's taken enough of a knock that the either the connection from the camera to the card socket has been damaged, or the pins that connect the socket to the card. Neither is easy to repair, ...
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Which lens adapter should I use to mount an FD Olympus lens on an MFT Lumix G-series camera?

You probably want the Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds to Micro Four-Thirds adapter. This will give you full electronic communication with the four-thirds lens so you can meter and autofocus the lens, ...
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Panasonic DMW-FL360L flashgun not firing, blinking Auto Check and Test/Reset lights even after replacing batteries

Follow these steps to soft-reset the flash unit: Ensure that charged batteries are installed and that the unit is off. While holding the Test/Charge and Back Light buttons, press On/Off to turn the ...
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Why are all indoor pictures with my camera grainy?

I'm a beginner who just bought a Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ82 and expected better results than on my iPhone. Your iPhone applies extensive noise reduction and other processing tricks before it shows you ...
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How to mount a Lumix G7 with Panasonic H-FS 1442A lens to 1.25" telescope

Using the lens is not worth it Your auto-focus won't work too well on a night sky (for focus, nothing beats manual focus on a zoomed live-view) You are very likely to create optical aberrations You ...
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Lightroom CC automatically adds "Adobe Default" preset to imported RAW photos

Correction: With the last release of LR (June 2020) there is a "Camera Preset" develop preset, which is a camera matching color profile; and in some cases it will pick up some basic/detail ...
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How can I get the largest MB and highest picture quality from my Panasonic TZ100

Some points for explanation: File size in jpg files is not an indicator for quality of the images. It is just a measure which is influenced by amount of pixels multiplied by the factor how good the ...
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How can I get the largest MB and highest picture quality from my Panasonic TZ100

While the Panasonic TZ100 is a capable camera, your expectations of it are too high. It's 20 MP is much better than typical 1/2.3" used in other compact camera but, even at its best, it will have ...
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What setup or software do I need to see/ have live access to images as I take them from a DSLR?

Panasonic have a Mac/Win tethering solution - https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_lumixtether.html idk whether it would satisfy your need, but as the images would be ...
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How do I get better low-light pics with my superzoom compact camera?

A superzoom bridge camera is typically handicapped against low-light photography by two factors: sensor size and the maximum aperture on the lens. sub-$800 superzoom bridge cameras typically use a 1/2....
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

I did a similar project so here are my suggestions. Pick the base ISO of the camera. Generally around 100 to 200. If you don't have good lighting this will probably need to be raised, but I wouldn't ...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

Somewhat not the question asked, but well... Two things that are important, and you have better make a few test shots and check them before doing the full series: Even lighting You need to have an ...
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