Once in a year opportunity : ) .... messed up. : (

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Re: Once in a year opportunity : ) .... messed up. : (
In reply to GeorgianBay1939, Dec 1, 2013

1) Not familiar with that particular camera but I assume it has CDAF not PDAF. A camera with PDAF or hybrid AF would probably have been a better tool in that situation.

2) Personally I would have have shot it at a much faster shutter speed - at least 1/200. YMMV and obviously did! There is a lot of light from the bulbs but still nowhere near enough for reliable shooting at 1/6 of a fast moving object IMO.

3) Ring the rail company next year and ask them to tell you the date and approx time in advance. Set the camera up. This is one example of why manual drive controls rather than menu driven ones are better for this sort of thing - much quicker to change and much easier to do by muscle memory and feel! Use the fastest speed of shooting the camera will do in order to give you more frames to choose from. There is a reason sports cameras run at 11fps!

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