Macro lens appropriate for product photography

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Macro lens appropriate for product photography
Dec 9, 2012

In a few weeks I will be attempting product photography. I want to do it right. I have a Nikon D300 at my disposal. We do have a lightbox but someone recently told me that it would either overexposed or underexpose the product and that I should rent a macro lens.

Do people agree? I have looked at various types of macro lenses but none seem explicitly for product photography most likely this is due to my ignorance. I have been looking at these:

http://www.hireacamera.com/lens_hire/nikon-macro.asp

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