Do you have some tips for focusing in the dark? I find it very difficult to be able to tell if I’ve focused properly before taking the picture. For example taking pictures of stars and star trails the screen is black and I can’t tell if it’s focused. Some times it focuses and other times it doesn’t. I do use a tripod so it’s not a camera shake problem.
What I do is try to point the camera at a bright star. Then I zoom in 10x in Live view and focus till I find it. Obviously, sometimes you have to move the camera around to find the star. It always seems to take a few minutes, but it always works for me.
I distinctly remember the first shot I tried to take in the dark….I’ll see if I can’t bring it up on the webinar tomorrow. It totally wasn’t sharp, like you mentioned, and I too was using a tripod. So after that I looked into how to focus in the dark and haven’t had a problem since! Will share some tips about this tomorrow: https://lenspiration.com/photography-qa-with-lenspiration-sep-16/