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Wedding photographers: Which lens you use for ring/detail shot?

 
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Sep 26, 2009 16:17 |  #1

Hey guys,
which lens do you use for the ring/detail shot?

I'm leaning of getting the 100mm 2.8 for the detail shot, but is it worth it if I'm just going to use it for the ring/detail shot only, because I don't do macro photography?

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Sep 26, 2009 16:42 |  #2

100 2.8 macro


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Sep 26, 2009 17:13 |  #3

or a 85 1.8 or 50 1.4 which you could use for people also

the 100mm is a very nice and sharp lens but you need high shutter speeds to get a sharp picture becuz it's longer FL or maybe i just have shaky hands



  
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Sep 26, 2009 17:26 |  #4

I have the 50 1.4, the focusing distance is not good.


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Sep 26, 2009 18:07 |  #5

70-200 f2.8L with extension tubes. Less expensive, less weight to carry also.

But the New Macro will be coming into the bag for a great focal length lens and also macro possibilities.


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Sep 26, 2009 18:11 |  #6

The 100 macro is, of course, good for things like rings, but it's also great for portraits - it loses speed to the 85 f/1.8, but it doesn't have such a long MFD. If shakiness is a concern, the new 100 f/2.8L IS Macro has been announced and is shipping in some parts of the world.


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Sep 26, 2009 18:12 |  #7

85 f/1.8 plus extension tubes. Or the 24-105L.


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Sep 26, 2009 18:51 |  #8

when will the new 100mm 2.8L IS be shipping?


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Sep 26, 2009 18:53 |  #9

I don't have a macro, but i use my Tamron 28-75mm for most detail shots and it works without me asking for anything else.


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Sep 26, 2009 19:34 |  #10

I usually tube something short, like the 50


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Sep 26, 2009 21:44 |  #11

Sigma 150 2.8 Macro


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Sep 26, 2009 22:30 |  #12

jeromego wrote in post #8714584 (external link)
100 2.8 macro

Same here. It's a great lens.


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Sep 26, 2009 23:08 |  #13

Just use the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8 for the ring shot ... good enough




  
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Sep 27, 2009 01:55 |  #14

50 1.4 and 85 1.8 are NOT good for ring shots. In fact, they suck. Their MFD is nowhere near the ballpark for good macro shooting. Tubes will help but nothing beats a true macro.

I personally choose the EF-S 60mm macro over the 100mm macro. The reason is because it's about half as long and like half the weight, so it takes up much less space in the bag. But the optical quality between the two are both excellent and top notch. Rings are not bugs that get scared of a short MFD so working distance really isn't an issue. Also, because it's a lower focal length, it is easier to use it in handholding situations. I don't know about you, but I do NOT want to pull out the tripod just to get a couple ring shots. I really love my 60 macro. I chose it over the 100mm even though I have two canon bodies that can't even use it.


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Sep 27, 2009 07:29 |  #15

picturecrazy wrote in post #8716738 (external link)
50 1.4 and 85 1.8 are NOT good for ring shots. In fact, they suck. Their MFD is nowhere near the ballpark for good macro shooting. Tubes will help but nothing beats a true macro.

I started with the EF-S 60 macro and found it wasn't necessary. A very tight ring shot requires about 2:1 magnification. Remember 1:1 on an APS-C sensor means you're only covering about an inch across the FOV and a ring can be bigger than that. So something between 2:1 and about 4:1 does it.

I sold my 60 macro and bought the extension tubes. I use them to with the 85 prior to the wedding to shoot just the rings, then I'll repeat the ring shot this time with the B&G's hands and her flowers in the picture and that works just fine with the 17-55 f/2.8 lens. I've not done a wedding since getting the 5D / 24-105 but I expect the same performance.

85 f/1.8 does not provide enough magnification by itself, that is true.


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