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Old 06-03-2014, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What lenses are you all using to take pictures of your gear? Or smaller/relatively close up objects for that matter.

I assume some use a macro of some sort.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like my 18-55 kit lens for product type photography. It has decent quality and a close minimum focus distance. I only pull out the macro lenses for really close up work like bugs and such.
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Nikon 24-70/2.8 or 105/2.8.

To get good results it's more important to clean up the background and have good lighting.
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What are you shooting?
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A mix of everything. Paintball gear, car parts etc. so far I have been using a 17-40L.
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my 40 2.8 works pretty well.
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A prime will give you the sharpest images. Unless you're shooting something small, you don't really need a Macro lens, though they can help for really close up/ detail shots. I asked about items because if it's something large you'll need either a large space or a wide angle lens. If you're shooting smaller items (PB parts and gear, smaller car parts) a telephoto lens will work nicely.

Since I've moved my studio space is considerably smaller but I can still shoot most items with a 50mm.

What kind of setup are you using for lighting?
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Right now I am lacking in the lighting department :\

Usually I go for natural lighting at the moment.

I do have a 600EX RT.
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A cheap foamboard lightbox with some shop lamps goes a long way to improving product photos. You don't necessarily need super fancy speedlights.
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A cheap foamboard lightbox with some shop lamps goes a long way to improving product photos. You don't necessarily need super fancy speedlights.
That is the plan. I need to head to staples and pick up some supplies soon now that I am settling in to my new place.
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