Night Sky Shooting / Astrophotography on X-T2 : ETTR? ISO 1600?

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Night Sky Shooting / Astrophotography on X-T2 : ETTR? ISO 1600?

Hi All - I had my first attempt at doing some dark sky territory shooting of the Milky Way with the X-T2 and everything came back underexposed from Death Valley National Park.

Q1) Should I have cranked up the EC to ETTR to get more information? I've read conflicting information.

Q2) Does the forum agree that ISO invariance starts around ISO1600 and up? or is it ISO 800 and up?

Q3) Foolishly I didn't use the histogram and just went by what I saw on the screen. What are some settings to use it properly?

-Turn Pic Preview Effect OFF

-DR200

-Highlight -2, Shadow -2

-Daylight White Balance

Anything else?

I'm going to Acadia National Park to try one more time this weekend and want to make sure I come back with better night sky (landscape) photos.

I have a few examples I can share from Death Valley, but here's just one of them:

Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R Fujifilm X-T2
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