Any good cameras for filming trains?

 
Topic moved from Melbourne suburban by dthead on 26 Nov 2018 18:40
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Hello, I Was Wondering if there were any good cameras for filming trains? please reply quickly I just wanna know



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  M636C Minister for Railways

Hello, I Was Wondering if there were any good cameras for filming trains? please reply quickly I just wanna know



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When you say filming do you mean taking movies?

You can use an iPhone or equivalent or you could spend tens of thousands on professional equipment.

I take still photos, but most modern interchangeable lens cameras take movie clips as well.

Since these are what I'm familiar with, that's what I'd recommend.

You would need a good quality tripod with a pan and tilt head and a camera with the live view screen that can be rotated to a suitable angle to monitor the vision during shooting.

A mid range Digital SLR such as a Canon 800D or a Nikon D5500 would probably work.
You probably should buy a lens with a large zoom range from 28 equivalent to 200 equivalent at least.

I use the Nikon 18-140 for my still camera and it works brilliantly.
Sigma and Tamron produce lenses with longer range for about the same money ($500 or so)

A good site to check is

https://www.dpreview.com/

This is a USA site so the prices are in USA Dollars.
But they do give independent reviews.

Ted's is a good place to check for prices locally, but check the USA site first to see if a camera will meet your needs.

Peter
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There is a whole thread devoted to Railway Photography
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

If it's just video - stick to a traditional $600-$1000 camcorder like a Full-HD or 4K Panasonic or similar.  Usually better audio and zoom control too, along with exceptional encoding.

And yes, this thread belongs in Railway Photography.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

There's NO simple answer to this question as it greatly depends on what you consider is execptable. Be warned that the movie mode on a lot of still camera's is restricted in  some way, often limited in time and cannot be accesed by a single button push, eg the Nikon D810 has to  be switched to movie mode first even then recording time is limited.

I have a Sony A35 as a smaller cheapish camera that one can take in places the Nikon D810 kit would be to large and heavy. The A35 has a a one button push for either movie or stills. Its record time is still limited and as Sony considers it a low end camera the lens normally supplied in no way does justice to the camera's sensor.
I posted this to show one DOES need to look carefully.

woodford
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

I hope those answers were as quick and detailed as you required. I think they were far better than you deserved. If they weren't good enough, I suggest you get of your smeg and do some research. 'Time consuming, I know, but if you want it in a hurry, ask your mother.

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