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What is the best lens for food photography?

 
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Jan 14, 2011 20:00 |  #1

Hey guys, I have an opportunity to do some food photography for a high end restaurant and was wondering what the best lens would be to do this with. If you have any advice, it will be appreciated! Thanks!


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Jan 14, 2011 20:12 |  #2

I'd probably use 45mm TS-E.


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Jan 14, 2011 20:13 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #3

100 Macro


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Jan 14, 2011 20:15 |  #4

On FF - TS-E 90.


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Jan 14, 2011 20:43 |  #5

TS-E 90mm on a FF works great. (for me at least, lol) Keep in mind it is full manual, but does give AF confirmation.


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Jan 14, 2011 20:48 |  #6

A Utensil f/4 prong! These are pretty rare though!


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Jan 14, 2011 23:27 |  #7

100 f/2.8L IS USM or 90 TS. Can't go wrong with one of them.


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Jan 14, 2011 23:44 |  #8

I like using the 100mm macro for food photography.




  
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Jan 14, 2011 23:45 |  #9

50mm 2.5 CM
60mm 2.8 macro
100mm 2.8 macro




  
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Jan 15, 2011 12:50 as a reply to  @ nightcat's post |  #10

Thanks guys! So would the consensus be the Ts-e 90?? I'll be renting the lens, not buying it, so I really just want the best!


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Jan 15, 2011 13:11 |  #11

TS90 all the way


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Jan 15, 2011 13:24 |  #12

I assume your shooting close ups not macro. TS-E 90 is what I would go with. There is a simple method for setting the tilt for the plane of focus you want.


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Jan 15, 2011 14:22 |  #13

interesting video...http://www.digitalrev.​com …-photography-7742-article (external link)


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Jan 16, 2011 06:54 |  #14

JtheVGKing wrote in post #11646806 (external link)
Thanks guys! So would the consensus be the Ts-e 90?? I'll be renting the lens, not buying it, so I really just want the best!

Rent it with some time to play with it before showtime. Also, to ease the learning curve, learn tilt and shift independent of each other (not that I think you'll need the shift function). Have fun! Oh, and I find that the DoF preview button is more valuable than ever with this lens - use it!


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