I'm new to X-T4 camera. I have only used it a couple of weeks. I have taken hundreds of photos with it so far but I'm not satisfied with the sharpness of photos and often the photos are rather dark. Those are the main problems I struggle with. Some photos in sunny clear sky can be good but if clouds and not so good light conditioins then the photed are not sharp really. OK but no wow feeling at all. I have Capture One 20 for Fujifilm and some enhancements with the RAF file can be done there later. But even in the RAF file when I zoom in in Capture One application I see the photo is grainy and not sharp. I took same photos with my iPhone SE 2020 gen. 2 (just some weeks old) and it is about same quality, often it can be better in my yes then X-T4 on mostly Auto settings. I know it is me that do not understand enough about basic photo fundamentals and settings that can be changed in X-T4.
So I try to learn. I have read the user manual for X-T4 and watched some videos and other stuff on internet to learn more. So far that is not enough.
I had a lemon X-T4 before and got a new from the reseller and this new one is better and have not the problems I struggled with when I had the old lemon X-T4.
- As I said I have for now most Auto settings in X-T4 (I have to start somewhere).
- I use lens XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR.
- I have set camera to fine (JPG) + RAW (RAF).
- ISO mode is set to continous and I use ISO autosetting for now set to min 160 max 3200 sensivity, with min. shutter speed 1/250.
I give some JPG sample files below and a link to original files (RAF and JPG) produces by X-T4 and iPhone SE2020 gen2 below also, it is a ZIP file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fbNBJo23XMyQe7qIV4m-rgxdyssYrWam/view?usp=sharing
If someone just could stear me in right direction I would really appreciate that. I have taken many many thousands photos with iPhones (with original photo app and also with the photo app NeuralCam when it start to be dark outside.
I have struggled with the X-T4 and tried to learn it for several weeks, first I had trouble with my X-T4 and struggled about two weks with it before I and Fujifilm support realised it was defect, then I got a new one and I have taken some wonderful sharp and nice photos with this new X-T4, in daylight and sun, and have used it now for some weeks. But I struggle when light conditions are not so good, when it is clouds and strange light conditions the photos are sligtly blurry, not sharp and usually rather dark.
It must be light that is the main problem and I have probably not set the X-T4 properly for that. Remember I'm new to X-T4 so have patience with me. And I have been lazy using iPhoes before and almost always it is good enough quality for me (but at bad light conditions an iPhone can usually not produce sharp photos either as one can expect).
I took one sample photo with a flash I have (A1X) set to 5 on the 2-10 scale of flash brightness) and pointed the flah up towards the ceiling in my house and I think the grain was gone on the photo then when better light, reeasonably good sharpness.
1st photo (JPG) with X-T4, photo of books , taken without flash (same photo but RAF in ZIP file in link above).
2nd photo (JPG) with X-T4, photo of books , taken with flash (same photo but RAF in ZIP file in link above).
3rd photo (JPG) with iPhone SE 2020 3nd generation, photo of books , taken without flash (same photo but original JPG in ZIP file in link above).
4th foto (JPG) with X-T4, photo of a tree, taken without flash (same photo but RAF in ZIP file in link above).
5th photo (JPG) with iPhone SE 2020 3nd generation, photo of tree , taken without flash (same photo but original JPG in ZIP file in link above).
Do I have to high demands what the X-T4 should be able to produce in photo quality?
Thanks in advance for any advice You can give me,
Photo 1: not really sharp.