Is G1 capable of shootin "nightscape"?

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by F1L1P, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
    I know newer mu-43 models handle ISO better, but my G1 produced not so great results. The one problem is focus. When there was no moon in the sky, one can not focus the lens to infinity. I'm was shooting with Panasonic 20mm cause that's the fastest lens I own. Sometimes I would focus on the moon early in the evening then put some duck tape on the focus ring so it doesn't get messed up later.

    Anyway, I had to set aperture to 1,7, focus locked, ISO 1600 and above, exposure 30-60".
    Here is the result:

    And it looks OK when resized, but any larger - noise is more than evident.

    My question is: what can I do next time and is there anything?

    Putting noise to anything below ISO 1600 will produce too dark pictures.
    Aperture must be set as open as possible so more light could get to the sensor. Exposures longer than 30" will produce visible star trails and milky way will be blurred.


    Only thing I do know is that I should have taken the image with something that does not move. Here I have moving boat, sea, stars...nice piece of rock or beach would be nice.