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Lens choice for watch photography

 
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May 24, 2012 09:01 |  #1

I just picked up a new watch and am jealous of all the great shots I am seeing. Right now I have the lenses listed below but can't seem to get the max magnification that others do with real macros.

What do you think my options are?

I tried the 35L at first but I was waay too far away and the crops were ok.

Then I tried the 70-200 at 200 but with the minimum focus distance so much farther it was sort of a wash - I even threw on the 2x III extender but still wasn't super impressed at 400mm.

Are extension tubes the answer? I don't really want to pick up a macro lens just for this so any work arounds would be appreciated.


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May 24, 2012 09:03 |  #2

Macro lens or extension tubes would help. It sounds like you want to increase the magnification and those are your options.




  
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May 24, 2012 19:50 |  #3

a 100mm f2.8 would work well for you I think.

I was playing with my Dad's the other day and did these...

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May 25, 2012 00:35 |  #4

I've used my 85, 100 and 17-40




  
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May 25, 2012 08:31 |  #5

Thanks guys. My new watch has eaten up some fund that would have gone to a new lens. Out of my current setup - what do you think I should do regarding extension tubes - size, number, etc and which lens is the best for it?


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May 25, 2012 12:36 |  #6

Rob,

I'm sure you've already viewed this thread but I'm sure someone there would be happy to answer your questions. The one guy (Canonised) shoots watches professionally.

http://photography-on-the.net …=489447&highlig​ht=watches


Kim (the male variety) Canon 1DX2 | 1D IV | 16-35 f/4 IS | 24-105 f/4 IS | 100L IS macro | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 100-400Lii | 50 f/1.8 STM | Canon 1.4X III
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