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  1. View from the starting point when I'm finished with the boatride late in the evening.
  2. A short distance from the starting point and I turn and there is beautiful sky and lake is like a mirror.
  3. Out on the lake on my way back to starting point where I had my boatrailer. Speed is almost 40 knots in this photo.
  4. I have set the camera so I can control manually: - Shutter speed (with the frontside wheel). - ISO (with backside wheel). - Aperture (with backside wheel, switching between ISO and Aperture by pressing on the wheel). With Aperture to Auto I can also control Exposure compensation. As I change values on these I can see how content in LCD and Viewfinder is affected. I slowly start to really understand what these tings actually do. One thing I do not understand is how I can adjust and adapt for a view that contain both bright and dark areas. I can adjust so the bright area is fine but then the dark area is black. If I try to brighten up the dark area the bright area seems to be too bright. What is the trick, how do I adjust for this situation? Some photos from yesterday evening when I was out in my boat. Very difficult conditions: clouds, I had sun almost in my face to the destination (hidden in clouds) and reflections from the water to strugle with. I had to correct most of the photos afterwards in Capture One 20 for Fujifilm to get them look reasonably good. I used manual settings and tried to adjust them as light conditions changed during the boat travel. Slowly learning how to handle the variois settings to my advantage but it is not easy in my opionon. One has to work enough here so one do not need to guess and fumble so much as I need to do now. I can start to see this cameras potential in hand of a good photographer. I have goal to take photos I'm satisfied with (good enough for me). I have the tools needed now (good camera and Capture One). /Bo
  5. I have not thought about a light meter, maybe I should get one? /Bo
  6. jerryy, Thanks for the advices. I really appreciate it. I have figured out as You have given hints about that I need to use more and more manual settings. Just I do not know enough so far what to change and to what value (or range). But I will start with what You suggested. I suppose as times goes and I learn more bit by bit and with trail and errors it will be easier. I used shutter speed Auto before but then I saw an "expert" saying 1/200 or 1/250 would be better so I tried that (just changed to that). Maybe I should just keep it at Auto as I had? I have noticed on some fotos taken when rather dark out I get light trails. Probably because I was not able to keep the camera steady enough? I will try what You have suggested. I will report back later. Thanks again! Bo
  7. 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). Photo 5: not so sharp (clouds on the sky).
  8. 4th foto (JPG) with X-T4, photo of a tree, taken without flash (same photo but RAF in ZIP file in link above). Photo 4: not sharp (clouds on the sky).
  9. 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). Photo 3: not really sharp but OK.
  10. 2nd photo (JPG) with X-T4, photo of books , taken with flash (same photo but RAF in ZIP file in link above). Photo 2: better sharpness.
  11. Hi, 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, Bo Photo 1: not really sharp.
  12. When I asked Fijifilm support in my country about the possibility to downgrade to an earlier firmware version for the X-T4 they adviced me against it, they claimed the camera could be damaged. So it seems You are stuck with firmware 1.03 for now, if you want follow the answer Fujfilm support gave me. I suppose it is bugs here and there in all camera firmware, at least one can read somtimes in the release notes for Fujufilm camera like X-T4 things like "Fix of minor bugs". Personally I would like to know what the minor (and probably some times major) bugs are before I install a new firmware. /Bo
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