I was hoping someone could help me with a problem I'm having with an a65. The camera is new to me and I assume there is a simple solution.
I am trying to shoot night shots of auroras. I have a Tamron 11-18 AF lens on a a65 and when I half depress the shutter release, it autofocuses and the green light appears in the lower left of the screen telling me that it is in focus and ready to shoot. But when I fully depress the shutter release, nothing happens. When I turn the autofocus off, it will release the shutter, but the pictures are out of focus.
The camera is in manual mode, 1600 iso (I have tried this in 800 to 3200 with the same results), shutter speed 6 seconds (again, I have tried it at many other settings with the same results), I think I have tried all of the autofocus modes and focus areas.
I even tried the night mode in the scene mode and it does the same thing. I press the release half way, it autofocuses, the green light comes on, I fully depress the release, and then nothing.
Hopefully someone has a solution. I upgraded from an A3000 mirrorless since the a65 has four more megapixels and a much better lens selection, but if I can't get it to shoot night shots, I 'll keep using the A3000. It takes great night shots and I have a pretty good wide angle set up. It may turn out that the a65 wasn't much of an upgrade after all.
Thank you in advance.