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Apr 22, 2014 09:27 |  #16

Depends what you want and how you want it to look. I can see taking photos of food at 20mm and at 200mm.


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Apr 22, 2014 10:28 |  #17
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you need to get one of these lens if you want to be professional.


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Apr 22, 2014 13:52 |  #18

35 IS f/2 is a very popular lens for doing non-clinical food photography. If you want clinical/documentation​/etc, then the 100 f/2.8 macro is probably your best choice. The real question is if you want background in your shot and if you want perspective distortion or not.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 04:14 |  #19

Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar 50/2 ZE and Makro-Planar 100 ZE. Gives incredible good image quality and a special 'look'. Manual focus is working fine with food.


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Apr 23, 2014 07:35 |  #20

Clinical food photography? As in hospital food?


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Apr 23, 2014 14:33 |  #21
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Hmm, found this whilst searching around:

http://www.foodportfol​io.com …raphy/best_lens​_food.html (external link)


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Apr 23, 2014 14:48 |  #22

I usually use my 24-70 or the 100 macro. On a crop the 60mm macro is also great. On crop I actually use the 17-55, equivalent to the 24-70


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Apr 23, 2014 14:52 |  #23

...and once the focal length is settled, do you use a protective filter on it? :D

Balsamic vinegar spatter can wreak havoc on the lens coatings and you can never remove traces of olive oil wafting from the food, resulting in reduced IQ due to smear... :p

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Apr 23, 2014 21:09 |  #24

Ditto 24-70


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Apr 23, 2014 21:56 |  #25

MakisM1 wrote in post #16855998 (external link)
...and once the focal length is settled, do you use a protective filter on it? :D

Balsamic vinegar spatter can wreak havoc on the lens coatings and you can never remove traces of olive oil wafting from the food, resulting in reduced IQ due to smear... :p

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The filter wouldn't withstand the impact of a 30lb frozen turkey falling on it beak-first from a 10ft height anyway, so there's no point in having one, ever.

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Apr 23, 2014 23:07 |  #26

Sirrith wrote in post #16856959 (external link)
The filter wouldn't withstand the impact of a 30lb frozen turkey falling on it beak-first from a 10ft height anyway, so there's no point in having one, ever.

;)

Frozen turkeys don't have their heads attached!... It's against the law!:cool:


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Apr 24, 2014 12:58 |  #27

24-70 2.8 for me, I used the 100mm before and as others pointed out, it's a bit too much zoom for food photos (usually).


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Dec 26, 2014 03:20 |  #28

Anyone here use extension tubes with non-macro lenses to bring food to life size?


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Dec 27, 2014 17:31 |  #29

24-70L f4 IS.. DOF between f/2.8 and f/4 can be pretty negligible within the 24-70mm range, given the usual working distance for food photography, plus you get IS + macro, and it's sharp and cheap.


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Jan 02, 2015 06:19 |  #30

50mm 1.2




  
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