So i attempted the Milkyway tonight. It was horrid. I think i have a little too much light pollution but i do have a few questions. I think one of many mistakes i made was shooting with my aperture too high (closed down too much) thus driving my ISO up to around 6400 at 13 seconds. I would assume at these distances DOF is not going to be an issue. To focus all i did was look at my lens, drive the focus to infinity and then back it off some.
Question 1: I was using my lens at ~18 mm focal length. Even in live view at 10X zoom i could hardly see the stars to try to manual focus. How do yall focus?
Question 2: When using my 7D MkII in live view to focus i noticed the LCD screen was looking sparkly (for lack of a better term) is this normal?