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Apr 03, 2014 04:40 |  #31

gonzogolf wrote in post #16805403 (external link)
The 24-105. Did you miss the meeting?

Is that because of its creepiness?

timellis wrote in post #16806140 (external link)
I have just measured my studio setup - due to limited space I need to have the camera approx. 1.5 - 2.0m from the guitar being shot. Thanks for all the advice so far, I must say I love the idea of a lens with macro capability as it would be also used for personal pics, not just the guitars. I have read the EF 100 2.8 is a good lens for both portrait and macro, would this lens work for my limited space or can you suggest something more suited? Thanks very much in advance and please excuse my ignorance.

I don't think that will work for you. Adharr, are you using a crop camera?

On full frame, using an 85mm lens at 11 feet (3.3m?) I can get 33 inches ( less than 1 m) x about 45 inches (just over 1m). This is a set up I've used on a few occasions in the past, so measurements are not exact. I don't like going all the way to the edge, especially on the longer part of the frame.

Use the dimentional field of view calculator on the page to get a good idea of where to start. http://www.tawbaware.c​om/maxlyons/calc.htm (external link)


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Apr 03, 2014 04:47 |  #32
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hes gone wrote in post #16806220 (external link)
=he's gone;16806220]Is that because of its creepiness?

I don't think that will work for you. Adharr, are you using a crop camera?

On full frame, using an 85mm lens at 11 feet (2.7 m ?) I can get 33 inches (less than 1 m) x about 45 inches (just over 1m). This is a set up I've used on a few occasions in the past, so measurements are not exact. I don't like going all the way to the edge, especially on the longer part of the frame.

Use the dimentional field of view calculator on the page to get a good idea of where to start. http://www.tawbaware.c​om/maxlyons/calc.htm (external link)

I tested with a 1D X, so full frame using the 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro.


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Apr 03, 2014 09:24 |  #33

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16803967 (external link)
The Canon 50mm 1.4 was especially made for shooting guitars.. it can also be used for a range of other things too...
FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #16805088 (external link)
It was?

Bearmann wrote in post #16805096 (external link)
Heck yea! Everybody knows that!

As was the 85 1.8 for Saxophone


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Apr 03, 2014 09:35 |  #34

50mm ( Hvae used the F1.2 and cheaper works well just like an 85mm on FF)

85mm (I use this shooting bikes on my FF)

70-200

With an 85mm you will probably need like 10 feet from subject to fit it in the frame BTW.


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Apr 03, 2014 11:26 |  #35

Those of you asking for recommendations, use you zoom lens at various focal lengths to see what focal length is appropriate for you space, i.e. the longest focal length that will work. Then you will know the maximum and can work down from there. This will vary depending on whether you are using a cropped or full frame sensor.


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Apr 03, 2014 13:17 |  #36

Nikon makes lenses specifically for taking pictures of guitars. I think that is what you are looking for. Examples:

Nikon 35mm 1.8 G
Nikon 50mm 1.4 G

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Apr 03, 2014 13:20 |  #37

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16806656 (external link)
As was the 85 1.8 for Saxophone

not sure about that but Sigma markets their 30mm and 35mm as guitar lens




  
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Apr 03, 2014 14:06 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #38

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Apr 03, 2014 14:10 |  #39

timellis wrote in post #16807297 (external link)
Sarcastic wankers

bw!

imo, the 60mm macro is what you need. Make sure you see the focal length calculator i posted just above.

keep in mind that lens is for crop cameras only.


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Apr 04, 2014 00:26 |  #40

Rent a larger studio.




  
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Apr 04, 2014 01:29 |  #41

timellis wrote in post #16807297 (external link)
Sarcastic wankers

Laughing by bollocks off !!!


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Apr 04, 2014 07:40 |  #42

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16803967 (external link)
The Canon 50mm 1.4 was especially made for shooting guitars.

Hmmm.

I think I would explore a zoom like the Canon 18-55 or Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 which will cost more over the Canon. There is also a slightly longer zoom available in both lineups, something on the order of 17-85mm more or less. There is also a new 17-70mm "Contemporay" lens where the user can tweak the focusing.




  
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Apr 04, 2014 07:49 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #43

hes gone wrote in post #16804460 (external link)
=he's gone;16804460]I tend to agree with sticking with lenses longer than (or at least as long as) 50mm.

this would do the trick:
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …ef_s_60mm_f_2_8​_macro_usm (external link)

Bearmann wrote in post #16804509 (external link)
If you shoot any close up details, you might benefit from the Canon EF-S 60mm macro.

I love the 60mm macro. It worked quite well for me for guitar sized things and still allowing some detail shots. I have since got the 100mm L macro and have listed my 60mm for sale.


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Apr 04, 2014 07:58 as a reply to  @ orionz06's post |  #44

I am thinking the Canon EF 24-105 mm F/4 L IS USM Lens will suit - any thoughts?




  
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Apr 04, 2014 08:04 |  #45

timellis wrote in post #16809098 (external link)
I am thinking the Canon EF 24-105 mm F/4 L IS USM Lens will suit - any thoughts?

That's more for drum kits my friend !!!


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