studio still life lens

Started Apr 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
Uncle Frank
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Re: the cutting edge

Hi, Barry. I do quite a bit of tabletop photography, and have used a variety of lenses. Since you can control the light, you don't need a fast lens. If your subjects come in a variety of sizes, it's convenient to use a zoom. I got good results from the very affordable 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 kit lens, which has a very useful 1:2 macro setting.

But my go-to lens for tabletop photography has been the 60/2.8 micro-Nikkor. I used the D version on a d200 to document a friend's collection of exotic knifes.

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