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Apr 04, 2014 08:11 as a reply to  @ post 16809107 |  #46

I do take pictures of drums sometimes..




  
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Apr 04, 2014 09:33 |  #47

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

which Saxophone? Soprano, Alto, Baritone or Bass Saxophone?


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Apr 04, 2014 09:36 |  #48

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?

It's a nice lens and it'll work just fine. Really, you could make just about anything with the right focal length range (again 50+mm) work for you if you have decent light and a tripod. Since a lot of lenses will be up to the task, I'd take the opportunity to buy a lens that'll be useful and enjoyable to you when not being used for guitar pics, too. The 24-105 could be that lens - pop one on your 7D and see if the FL range is appealing to you.


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Apr 04, 2014 10:52 |  #49

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?

Just use it on the longer end of the range and you will have less distortion. Its not as sharp at the longest end of the range but its a good general purpose lens.




  
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Apr 04, 2014 11:17 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #50

yup to what gonzo said.

on a crop camera like yours, the distortion on this lens is not so bad, but you will still want to use it above 50mm. Another consideration is that if you plan to have the camera pointing down at the guitar, the lens tends to creep. Lens creep is when you put the lens on 50mm but the force of gravity pulls it out to 70 or beyond. I have this lens and it is a pain in my neck in these situations.

A modern prime lens will, almost without exception, be sharper than this zoom. It may or may not be a concern, but the minimum focus distance (distance from camera to subject) is 1.5 feet with the 24-105 vs 8 inches (less than half of the zoom's) with the 60 macro.


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Apr 05, 2014 04:30 |  #51

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

agreed!




  
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Apr 05, 2014 11:48 |  #52

Another alternative would be the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM. It has a great closeup feature that works very well for getting pictures of closeup details.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0mm_f_2_8_4_DC_​Macro.html (external link)




  
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Apr 05, 2014 13:40 |  #53

Given the short shooting distance you have, 2m is really a bit close, I would suggest that the very best lens you could use would be the 45mm TSE. I do product work too, and also have the problem of long thin products, as I shoot firearms (Photographically as well as actually :)). Being able to both correct for keystoning effects, as well as changing the direction of the focal plane are really usefull. Unfortunately I am not able to spring for the TS lens, so generally shoot with what I have in the 50-100mm focal length range (Sigma 28-300 super-zoom, my standard zoom, a Sigma 20-40 f/3.8 EX is just too short on a crop body). Fortunately I mostly have a bit more room to work in. Good lighting also really helps, I do at least have one of the cheap chinese three head studio flash set up with a soft box and brolly, which really allows one to get even controlled light just where it is needed.

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