Camera Settings

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ConrailRailfan
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Camera Settings

Post by ConrailRailfan » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:29 pm

Hi everyone, I have a Nikon Coolpix L830 and was wondering what the recommending settings were to set your camera up for photographing trains. Thanks!

kilroy
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Re: Camera Settings

Post by kilroy » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:11 pm

I have a Canon that I shoot on shutter priority so I can freeze the train. Living on the NEC where speeds are high makes this important. I'd rather have low depth of field or increase the ISO then have the camera pick a shutter speed that doesn't freeze the train. Blur is worse than any of those other problems.
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