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?
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.