Best cam for watch photogrpahy, to be publishable in book form.

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Best cam for watch photogrpahy, to be publishable in book form.
Mar 10, 2011

Hi

I'm embarking on a self teach course in photography and need some advice.

I will be taking pictures of vintage watches, in a home studio set up so require close up and macro ability without spending a huge amount of money.

Style of shots will be head on shots of dials, then detail shots of hands, dial script, case highlights etc.

Is it possible i could use a S95 for this kind of work or is an SLR essential....i know when i read somebody like Ken Rockwells site that he espouses its the photgrapher not the camera that makes the difference. Book size is std A4 hardback...

If it's an SLR will a kit lens be acceptable 18-55mm?

I will be setting up the small studio area in a biright spot with a window on the right hands side, considering a "tent", but its bright in theis spot so not sure if i need a light box as tracing paper over the window should diffuse the light.

Many thnaks in advance for ANY feedback!

Cheers

Rich

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