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Looking for the right DSLR brand to start with (product photography, metall/macro)

 
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Aug 07, 2018 17:56 |  #16

yellowt2 wrote in post #18678627 (external link)
In the spirit of informing future readers, you flipped your calculations. To fill a full-frame sensor with a 5mm object would require close to 5x magnification (24mm/5mm), and a crop sensor would require 3x (15mm/5mm).

So getting a good close-up photo of a 5mm object very much requires a macro lens, and even a standard 1:1 macro will not fill the frame, although having some space around the object for context is not a bad thing. Something like the Canon MP-E would work better for extreme close-ups.

I agree that the vast majority of the images in the OP's link were not macro, and could be taken with a normal lens, although a few are borderline macro (like this one: https://www.instagram.​com …0G2djERX/?taken​-by=kalpay (external link)) depending how large a sensor was used to capture the image

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Aug 07, 2018 19:08 |  #17

I would agree.... none of those are traditional "macro" shots. "Close focus", yes, but not Macro in the purist world.

Honestly there are a lot of Point and Shoot cameras that could pull those shots off. Spend some time figuring out some lighting, and you can save yourself a lot of money. Your in close, so nothing too big. There are a lot of mini LED light panels that could help you get good lighting on subjects this size. Don't over engineer this, if this is the kind of output your looking to make.

Also search Youtube for "product photography".

Perter McKinnon (he's not for everyone but I love his energy ) has this

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=l0jGg-MUd-U (external link)

This example is around wedding rings.... but conceptually is the same thing. And really useful. Wedding Rings.... CC machined stuff... its all the same to the camera

This guy does a high end shoot.... but just about any camera could do this, and you can DIY most of the lighting setup

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=ETsekJKsr3M (external link)

Point is.... the camera isn't the main thing here.... its the setup and lighting. Your friend does a nice job of adding context to his shots.


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Aug 07, 2018 22:11 |  #18

Croasdail wrote in post #18679720 (external link)
Honestly there are a lot of Point and Shoot cameras that could pull those shots off.

Yup. There are phones that can pull those shots off with decent lighting :)


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