When shooting in the night,to capture building lighting, I tried:
(1) Shutter Speed: 40-80 (2) F-Stop: 5.6 - 6.3 (18-35 mm kit lens) (3) ISO: 500 (4) Exposure Compensation: +1.0 - +2.0 (5) Manual Mode
The photos were very dark and sometimes the camera was not able to focus on the moving lights. I had to use Auto mode to make it capture.
I want to know whether is there any setting in the camera which is preventing light or it is the kit lens issue since the aperture not getting wide open.
Also, in settings I found "Long Exposure" option set to ON. What should be the default setting and when to use Long Exposure?