Good copy lens for shooting oil paintings?

Started Feb 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Leonard Migliore
Forum ProPosts: 10,264Gear list
Like?
Re: Good copy lens for shooting oil paintings?
In reply to Lee de Paris, Feb 9, 2012

Lee de Paris wrote:

Thanks Leonard for the thorough response. I guess your micro-Nikkor lens is not AF?
I looked at your wife's website, she's very accomplished.

Yes, Susan is quite a good painter and is busy right now getting ready for a solo show in Santa Cruz. I'll be shooting a bunch of paintings this weekend. And I'll get plenty of heat if the colors aren't right...

The 55mm f/2.8 is manual focus, but that's no hindrance for macro. For copy work, I always use manual focus in magnified live view to get the best sharpness. You can, of course, get an AF macro lens like the 60mm Micro Nikkor and focus either manually or automatically as the situation demands. The 60mm AF-S is supposed to be even better than the 55, although I can't see any problems with the 55.

-- hide signature --

Leonard Migliore

 Leonard Migliore's gear list:Leonard Migliore's gear list
Canon PowerShot G12 Nikon D300 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G ED +9 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow