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EOBeav

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Best lens for this purpose
« on: March 25, 2013, 12:18:06 PM »
I've been asked to video/photograph an HO model train set with my 5DmkII.  I'm going to need to rent a lens to get it done, though, as I don't think my 50mm f/1.4 is up for the job. I'm guessing some kind of tiltshift lens with a fairly short focusing distance, if there is such a thing, but I have no idea in what focal length would be best. Thoughts?
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Best lens for this purpose
« on: March 25, 2013, 12:18:06 PM »

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Re: Best lens for this purpose
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 12:26:23 PM »
If you'll have enough space, the TS-E 90mm is the way to go.  If it's a room-filling table setup, probably the TS-E 45mm (or the TS-E 24mm II and a TC).
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Re: Best lens for this purpose
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 12:37:05 PM »
If you'll have enough space, the TS-E 90mm is the way to go.  If it's a room-filling table setup, probably the TS-E 45mm (or the TS-E 24mm II and a TC).

Thanks neuro, I was hoping you'd come along and comment. It's indeed a room-filling table setup. How much of a teleconverter? 1.4?
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 12:44:47 PM »
Depends on how much room you'll have.  The 24 II with the 1.4x would give you some flexibility, but the 90 would be better for close ups of the actual train.  You may be better off with the 90mm, and a regular wide angle for the table shots?
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Re: Best lens for this purpose
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 12:44:47 PM »