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Old 09-13-2005, 02:23 AM   #6
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The beauty of having a camera that can shoot both is that the menus are pretty intuitive and easy to navigate. My D70 for example, takes about 3 moves on the keypad to move from RAW/NEF to .JPG (Fine or Normal).

So depending on the speed of the train you're dealing with, you can select different formats relatively quickly.

My technique has always been to "bracket" my shots. In other words, test out the optimum exposure for your subject prior to it's arrival. Using the histogram/highlights meter to determine if any settings need to be adjusted.

When the train arrives, shoot one or two exposures at your predetermined settings, and then take your f-stop up a notch, shoot again, down two notches shoot again.

This will allow you to see a couple of different exposure levels and have a better chance at getting the photo you want.

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