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Food Photography Lens choice..

 
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Sep 20, 2011 21:32 |  #1

I'm going to do food photography for my next theme in my art class. I'm debating on what lens to use, I have the 50mm and 85mm, both 1.8.. I like the way the 85mm feels personally and leaning towards that,however most of my research for my journal has people using the 50mm 1.4... I am using a crop body..I'm just looking for opinions/thoughts and advantages/disadvantag​es on using the 85mm.. I'm going to be in a studio with a couple strobes.. :confused:


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Sep 20, 2011 22:06 |  #2

18-55 @ f/8, ISO 100, Tripod should do.
Or 50 f/1.8, ISO 100, Tripod.


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Oct 10, 2011 16:50 |  #3

The 85 has a minimum focus distance of 2.5 feet. The 50/1.4 is better at 1.5 feet, but I much prefer the 50/2.5 macro.


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Dec 26, 2011 23:21 as a reply to  @ sspellman's post |  #4

You'll be fine with the 50mm (it's what I use most of the time for food photography). But as someone mentioned above, definitely use a tripod.




  
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Dec 29, 2011 21:31 |  #5

I mostly use the Sigma 17-70 2.8 or 70-200 2.8IS


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Dec 29, 2011 21:33 |  #6

I would use the 85.


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