Lightning shots with the OMD-EM1

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energeticforce61
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Lightning shots with the OMD-EM1
6 months ago

I recently purchased the OMD-EM1 with a 12-40 2.8 Pro lens. Last night tried to shoot lightning shots set at 5.6 on bulb (open 10-20-30 sec) using an electronic cable release focus manual without much success. Even though there was much lightning (Florida) nothing appeared. I have been a long time Canon user with many successful lightning shots...any thoughts as to what I am doing wrong with the EM1?
Also when you place lens/camera in manual focus mode seems almost impossible to focus using EVF as this actually possible???

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