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Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:18:14 PM »
Hi everyone,
I'm wondering what other photographers are using when shooting products?  I've been hired by a magazine to shoot high end dinnerware, silverware products and I'm not sure is using a TS-E 90mm 2.8 or 100mm 2.8 macro would be best? 
This will be shot indoors on a large table; the editor and stylist want the focus to be both single items and overall look and feel...... with some DOF.  I'm using a Canon 5D MK2 for this shoot.

Also, what do you guys think about using a 50mm 1.4 prime?

Any input would greatly be helpful  :)
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Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:18:14 PM »

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Re: Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 02:37:10 PM »
For smaller items, the TS-E 90mm is ideal. For larger items, the TS-E 45mm would be the way to go.
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Re: Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 02:48:18 PM »
For tableware closeups, the TSE-90 is excellent.  Lighting might be a big concern, reflections are killers.

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Re: Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 03:32:38 PM »
For tableware closeups, the TSE-90 is excellent.  Lighting might be a big concern, reflections are killers.
Even if I use a 3 light softbox set-up?
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Re: Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 04:44:15 PM »
Tilt-shifts are the best. I've never used one but I've heard there great.

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Re: Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 04:50:50 PM »
For tableware closeups, the TSE-90 is excellent.  Lighting might be a big concern, reflections are killers.
Even if I use a 3 light softbox set-up?
You might want a sparkler to put highlights where you want them, otherwise, no reflections.  I even have problems with reflections due to room lights.

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Re: Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 03:38:53 PM »
For smaller items, the TS-E 90mm is ideal. For larger items, the TS-E 45mm would be the way to go.

Agreed, they both are superb and tack sharp. This, plus good lighting should do the trick. Remember since it is metal, not to flat light everything, but give it some depth in highlight / shadows by biasing your lighting.

Good luck with it and have fun!

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Re: Best Lens for Tabletop Dinnerware Shoot
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 03:38:53 PM »