Tips for focusing in the dark

Okay, this was the only night during this northern lights activity period when I had a chance to try some great northern light pics.

The sky was almost clear, no wind, very good weather conditions. And no northern lights. This is the way it usually goes in Southern Finland.

Anyway, here are some tips for focusing in the dark using Olympus gear:

Turn Live View Boost on. If you want to use AF, the use Starry Sky AF. If you want to focus manually, use PreMF focused to 999,9 meters or use magnifying view. That is pretty much it, works fine.

Gear: E-M1 Mark III with Panasonic Leica 12/1.4.

Thin ice

Lake Littoistenjärvi got slightly frozen last night. The ice was just thick enough to carry the swans, but they had trouble with climbing onto ice from water. Some geese also landed onto the lake, but the ice was not thick enough to carry them.

Equipment: Olympus E-M1X+ M.Zuiko 300/4 + MC-14 and E-M1 Mark II + M.Zuiko 12-100/4.