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    Hi all - first post here! I have a question.

    Last weekend I was out backpacking with my M5 Mark ii and encountered great issues with night shots.

    With my 14-150mm f4.0-15.6 with the aperture set to 4.0 I could not see ANYTHING through my view finder even though there was considerable moon light, so I could not auto or manual focus. This left me trying to guess the focus, but ultimately missing the opportunity for moonlit pictures of Mt Stuart.

    Is this my lens, or settings in the camera that caused this problem?

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    Re: M5 Mark ii NIght photography issues

    Hi Steve,

    What exposure length (shutter speed) and ISO were you using?

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      Re: M5 Mark ii NIght photography issues

      Originally posted by Steve.S View Post
      Hi all - first post here! I have a question.

      Last weekend I was out backpacking with my M5 Mark ii and encountered great issues with night shots.

      With my 14-150mm f4.0-15.6 with the aperture set to 4.0 I could not see ANYTHING through my view finder even though there was considerable moon light, so I could not auto or manual focus. This left me trying to guess the focus, but ultimately missing the opportunity for moonlit pictures of Mt Stuart.

      Is this my lens, or settings in the camera that caused this problem?
      I spent five minutes with the same question out in the cold the other night, only to find I still had my lens cap on. It's not easy to see when it's so dark out.

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        Re: M5 Mark ii NIght photography issues

        I would suggest you look at Menu *D at Live View Boost settings to allow you to see a boosted brightness view in those circumstances.
        Ross
        I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
        Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
        Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
        Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
        Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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