Had a weekend at Chatham in Kent staying with some friends, during which we got to enjoy a walk around the old Naval Base/ Naval Museum and surrounding walks etc.
Along the way we came along this view of the yacjts all moored and apparently in a fairly straight line. A quick reach into my pocket resulted in this image being created - it's why you own a camera like the X-100T.
The image has been cropped in Adobe Lightroom and the trees recovered using the shadow slider, otherwise it is fairly close to how it came out of the camera.
Just not sure if I should have cropped more tightly along the bottom edge?
I was having the same issue as you all experience, and have been looking for answers for a month now without luck. But I finally got it to work! I know it sounds ridiculous, but try just take a piece of cloth to clean the contact plate on your camera. Mine was looking perfectly new, without scratches or dirt, but somehow it started to work by just rubbing it for 2 sec.. :)
Uh, before you do that, try looking at how the histogram works: (it has essentially almost replaced the light meter for digital cameras.)
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/tips-and-solutions/how-read-your-cameras-histogram https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-read-and-use-histograms/ https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/histograms1.htm
Two ideas for getting to know shutter speed versus aperture...
1) Find something that you can get to move toward