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whats the best lens for jewelery pictures canon rebel t3i
« on: May 01, 2012, 07:17:59 PM »
i need help here
i just boght canon rebel t3i and need to know what is the best lens
for jewelery shots with great details
im looking foward for answers so i can finally buy the lens
as i been in the look for over 3 month but in the stores they just want to sell a lens :(

pleasee osme help

thanks!!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 08:25:57 PM »
How about Canon 60/2.8 macro

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 09:11:47 PM »
I shoot jewellery with the 90mm  tilt/shift lens which focuses very close. If I need closer, I use extension rings.
Having the movements in the lens is brilliant for jewellery.

I don't own one, but the 45 tilt/shift may be just as good for this sort of work.

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 09:59:09 PM »
I would suggest that any macro lens will be fine.  Its lighting that will make you want to pull your hair out, so put your effort into the lighting. 
 
Lighting jewelry is extremely difficult, so read up on that.

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 11:38:20 PM »
I would suggest that any macro lens will be fine.  Its lighting that will make you want to pull your hair out, so put your effort into the lighting. 
 
Lighting jewelry is extremely difficult, so read up on that.
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Tamron 90mm macro is a solid price/performance choice.

Only thing I don't like is accidentally pushing the focus ring forward switches it to AF only.
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Re: whats the best lens for jewelery pictures canon rebel t3i
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 12:42:27 AM »
I suggest 100mm f/2.8 , very good IQ.

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 01:08:54 AM »
Sigma 105 f2.8 - superb lens - beats Canon and Tamron

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 02:37:59 AM »
Ifyou are shooting larger items, then you'll want a lens where you don't have to stand too far back from it.

I have the Canon EF-S 60mm macro and also the Sigma 150mm With OS.

The Canon is the one I use most for product shots, including jewellery.
It's small, easy to use and is razor sharp.

Not too expensive either, and it does a great job as it has excellent contrast and colours.

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Re: whats the best lens for jewelery pictures canon rebel t3i
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 10:44:19 AM »
I actually spent a lot of time shotting jewelery
i need something that doesnt require changing pieces
something comfortable but at the same time that my pictures have good quality
My job requires me to take shoots of 50k & up Watches like Audemars Piguet
and of course i have to make sure pictures are excellent for a high end item like that
Same thing with jewelery Gucci cartier pieces requires good quality pictures to sell.
Thanks so much for your help
Even im not 100% sure wich one i get i guess i can buy 2 or 3 recommendations and try
and then re-sell which ever dont work for me i guess

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 02:43:26 AM »
I actually spent a lot of time shotting jewelery
i need something that doesnt require changing pieces
something comfortable but at the same time that my pictures have good quality
My job requires me to take shoots of 50k & up Watches like Audemars Piguet
and of course i have to make sure pictures are excellent for a high end item like that
Same thing with jewelery Gucci cartier pieces requires good quality pictures to sell.
Thanks so much for your help
Even im not 100% sure wich one i get i guess i can buy 2 or 3 recommendations and try
and then re-sell which ever dont work for me i guess

I think any macro lens will work just fine. I vote for a 100mm. I have a 100 tokina and it rocks. Just take your pick! Almost all real macros go to 1:1 so they will all give you just about the same exact photo for what you are shooting. Except for a tilt shift, they are awesome and useful.
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 12:32:52 AM »
100mm macro is a great choice!

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Re: whats the best lens for jewelery pictures canon rebel t3i
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 03:18:45 AM »
How about on the next shoot, you "accidentally" let one of those pieces of jewellery fall in your pocket, then after a quick trip to the Cash Converters you can buy all the gear you want ;)

Or for a more legal suggestion, try getting a Zeiss MC Biometar 80/2.8 for Pentacon Six mount ($100) and a P6-EF Tilt Adapter ($100), and a set of Kenko Extension Tubes ($100), you can do all that you can with the TS-E 90 and spend the extra cash that you save on lighting, strobes, backdrops, etc, like others have said, that's more important than the lens in a lot of cases.
(or the MC Biometar 120mm f/2.8 is sharper, but rarer, 80mm are easy to come by)
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 06:40:53 PM »
Thanks so much for all your advices
ill be going lens shopping next week and let you guys know how it was!!
Thanks again!!

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 07:10:07 AM »
Make sure you think about your working distance when choosing how long or short the lens shoud be.
No good getting a 100mm macro lens, if you only have a small studio and you have to take shots of groups of jewellery together.

With a shorter lens you can always come closer, but with a long lens and a small studio, it can be hard to go back far enough to get everything in.

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 01:08:38 PM »
An ef 100mm f2.8 macro USM works well with a 580ii flash shot through a shoe box I converted in to a light box.  Nothing fancy but it gets the point across.

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