Focusing night shots?

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Re: sometimes trial and error


First, it helps if you somehow mark the infinity position in the daytime so you can feel where it is at night. You can also use a penlight to look at the lens at night. Or glow from cellphone.

Either way, you probably want to at least do a trial and error check of your focus. Just pixel peep at 100%. Tedious, but I've been there, done that. (Last summer with comet Neowise for one.)


The main problem is the focus by wire in the kit lens with no hard stop and no definitive positions. Usually I do it with my D600 DSLR and a 20 3.5 Nikkor AI manual focus lens, but thought I would give the Z kit lens a try.

I will try some of the suggestions in this thread and report back.

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