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JtheVGKing
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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!

Post #1, Jan 14, 2011 20:00:11


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I'd probably use 45mm TS-E.

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100 Macro

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On FF - TS-E 90.

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

Post #6, Jan 14, 2011 20:48:24


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

Post #7, Jan 14, 2011 23:27:22


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I like using the 100mm macro for food photography.

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

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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!

Post #10, Jan 15, 2011 12:50:45 as a reply to nightcat's post 13 hours earlier.


Canon 5D MkII :cool:
Canon 50 1.4, 430 EX flash, 580 EX II flash, :D
Canon 24-70 2.8L, 85 1.2L II :lol:
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TS90 all the way

Post #11, Jan 15, 2011 13:11:07


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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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Post #13, Jan 15, 2011 14:22:14


Canon T2i (550D), Canon 15-85, Sigma 30 1.4, LR3

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JtheVGKing wrote in post #11646806external 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!

Post #14, Jan 16, 2011 06:54:15


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