Hi, I'm a newbie Astrophotographer and I'm trying to work out how to get the most out of my XT-30. I'm using it in Bulb mode (non Auto), with a cheap intervalometer to give me 1 min plus exposures.
When setting up a image capture session on the intervalomter, I'm having to account for the processing time of each long exposure into my shoot. So for example, if I'm shooting a 59" exposure, I have to then wait whilst the camera "processes" the image, which is also exactly 59 seconds. If I'm shooting a sequence of frames then this makes a 50 frame sequence last (50 x 59") x 2 (2 hours for a total of 50ish minutes of open shutter.
I wondered if anyone was aware of any buffering or burst mode on the camera, which could avoid the processing time after each long exposure? Is there any way to give the capture priority whilst the processing is queued up after the sequence is shot? I'm finding that I'm losing quite a bit of time to processing in my sessions. Forgive me if I'm just being dumb - as I say I'm new to long exposure photography.
Thanks in advance!
Hello there! I am new to this forum and a proud owner of an X-T2.
Last night I wished to try interval timer shooting to stack some star tracks, so I programmed my gear for 545 1-second exposures each separated by 10 seconds, at ISO 1000. OIS was off, AF was set to manual with focus set at infinity and aperture also set to manual, at the widest setting for the lens. The body firmware version is 4.30 and the battery was fully charged.
When the shooting was over, I was disappointed to see that only 292 exposures had been taken instead of the 545 I had keyed in.
Anybody have an idea why this happened?
In the Astrophotography world most people end up using software like BackyardEOS or BackyardNikon
and others to automate the process. For a deep space session you need may to take 300 x300sec exposures with dark frames and flats. The software manages this from a computer, and then prepares for, or in more extensive packages, begins to, process the shots, stacking them removing noise etc.
Despite for years have a crap low noise response sensor Canon has dominated the field due its ease of use with such software.
Fuji sensors seem to have a great H1 hydrogen emission response and look great in the few manually exposed sequences that I have done.
Does anyone know of any software that allows me to automate the process with Fuji? or if you are using Fuji in your Astrophotography whats your process/software stack?
I really don't want to have to convert every raw to a tiff.....
I used my camera until it needed charging, it’s connected to the charger and green light is on but no matter how long the camera won’t turn back on. It’s my FIRST time using this camera and hoping it’s an easy fix but currently feeling bitterly disappointed. Any tips?
Same issue here, the help page highlights that cameras with the "X WEBCAM" option don't get access to the settings dialog (ie. the sliders). Certainly my X-T30 has the "X WEBCAM" option under USB, so maybe we just don't get this part of the functionality. This makes the webcam feature rather redundant though, as autofocus gets disabled for me when I plug in, so I have to change focus manually, not what I was hoping for!
I did fixed mine, i replaced my internal battery... i couldnt find MS414GE (3V 2mah) battery but i used MS412FE (3V 1mah). Very cheap battery (3USD for 6pcs in Aliexpress) Its been 2 days now and i tested to removed the battery and back again.. so far its not changing to default settings. I just look in google how to disassemble the xt20 and luckily its not very hard because no need to peel any rubber. The most difficult is you need to unsolder and solder some wires. Better buy this battery and let some pro do this.. even pc technician can do this
Hello! The LCD display on my Fuji is no longer turning on, and the EVF display just blinks to black. I cannot depress the shutter or access any menu options. No matter what lens is on, it shows f/1.0. It has been in this mode for a few days now, and there were no incidents to bring this on. I have tried pulling the batteries, changing lenses, cleaning lens contacts. It will not allow me to get past the screen to adjust any actual settings in the camera. Any thoughts or guidance on this would be much appreciated! IMG_7106.MOV