A&P lens for product photography?

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  1. Fubar

    Fubar OT Supporter

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    Need a lens recommendation for product photography. I will hopefully be getting a Canon 5D at work to shoot our products. I have been using my 20D and mostly the 24-70L. Was thinking of getting this lens for the 5D at work as well since it has worked rather well.

    The room we shoot our photos in is rather small. Maybe only about 18 feet in length, and about 6 feet of that is used for the table we have set up on which we set up our product. So mostly I will have about a maximum of 12 ft to work with when shooting the product.

    What lens do you think would work best with a 5D for this type of work?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    60mm macro
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    I think you need a 150mm f/2.8 Sigma Macro.

    And OMG! I have one for sale :big grin:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    100 2.8 macro

    the 60 won't fit on the 5D since it's an EF-S lens
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    doh, didn't read he was getting a 5D
     
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    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    24-70 should be fine.
     
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    I'd vote ef100macro, its great. obviously it will depend on the product, as you are in limited space if they are large this may not be suitable..
     
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    Agreed.
     
  11. Fubar

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    Why so many recommendations for a macro lens when doing product photography? Just curious...

    And I probably should have noted that there is a limited budget. I will probably only be afforded one lens for now and so it should be a zoom, as I will sometimes need to shoot products in various locations and space is definitely an issue.

    Here is an example of our standard product shot (this was taken with my 20D and 24-70L):

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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    24 70 will be fine for what you're shooting.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    why not just use the 24-70?


    and can you get me a sweet deal on some monitor arms? :)
     
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