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

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antoineb
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What do you expect at 1/6th?
In reply to GeorgianBay1939, 10 months ago

Hi,

from where I'm sitting, you sound like you're trying to make sound horribly complicated and messy, something that's so simple.

The shoot certainly doesn't look overexposed, yet it was done at 1/6th of a second, and amplifying the signal to get to ISO 800.  If you had used ISO 200 then obviously the camera would have needed just 1./1.5th second assuming same aperture.

Under such circumstances I'm sure you're aware you'd need a tripod (your shot shows bad blurring from movement of your own hands) and you obviously couldn't expect a crisp image of the train but rather lines of movement.  Even if the train was apparently not moving very fast, or else it would be even blurrier.

Then, weird, you compare this failed shot, with a shot done at 1/400th of a second.  Not sure what the point is, apart from the fact that 1/400th will indeed freeze subject movement, and hand movement, whereas 1/6th will not.  But we all knew this already.

Finally I'm kind of surprised that you seem to feel this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  I mean if trains pass by your backyard, and with the Internet and most train schedules being available on-line from train companies and train spotters, surely you have the opportunity to make this shot several times per day, right?

Good luck

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