EXPERT INSIGH T Focus with care
Tim says… You need to focus your night shots with special care. The camera’s autofocus may not work so well after dark, particularly if there is no bright, clearly lit object under the focus point. You can use manual focus, but don’t just turn the focus ring as far as it will go and assume that’s infinity, because some cheaper consumer lenses focus past that point and you’ll get a soft-looking image. Focusing by eye using the viewfinder is not very reliable, so use Live View instead. You can zoom in to show a magnified view and focus with great accuracy, though you do need relatively good light.