is it possible to use the GM-1 with the standard 12-32mm lens for night photography and the Aurora? My attempts so far have been null. The manual doesnt say much. Is there general settings to use for night time?
Honestly, just using the built in modes so far. I have no idea where to start with manual adjustments. It's been years since i've done it at uni– Jimmy AndersonDec 13, 2014 at 20:30
Is it possible?
It should be. The GM1 is a m4/3 and while that's not large it's a lot better than what's in a compact or a phone.
A quick search om Flickr turned up this one. The settings say F3.2, 30sec and ISO 800. You should be able to match that.
The standard recipe would be:
- use a tripod
- enable saving as RAW
- use manual focus
- use manual exposure settings (full opening and max shutter time)
- set the ISO manually. Maybe 1 or 2 steps below maximum.
- set it off with the self-timer
The exposure time usually has a maximum of 30 or 60 seconds. When the picture is too bright, use a shorter time.
Do take a lot of pictures with longer/shorter times and higher/lower ISO.
Thanks, Thats what i was after. Now to find a tripod in Norway! Dec 13, 2014 at 20:34
Can be provided for: "Included: Aurora chasing, free portrait, photo workshop, photo guide, hot meal, hot drinks, warm winter suit, boots, tripod, transport, crampons, head lamp, hand & foot warmers, and possibility to rent a camera. Duration: 8-10 hours" Dec 13, 2014 at 23:11
OTOH, it seems the folks who chase the northern lights prefer fast lenses. The 12-42 can do it, but a 12/2 would be better, and you'd get a wider view with a Samyang/Rokinon 7.5 fisheye.– inkistaDec 14, 2014 at 16:36