For cooking videos and food videos, on the fence between Sony 135 1.8 GM and the Sony 90mm Macro

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poipoipoi_2016 Contributing Member • Posts: 882
Re: For cooking videos and food videos, on the fence between Sony 135 1.8 GM and the Sony 90mm Macro
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fillet wrote:

Hi

I'm planning to film some cooking videos and I'm on the fence between the two. I know the price of the two are completely different but both seem to offer what I need for cooking videos, macro shots, and also the need to have the camera far away to film shots involving oil and steam.

I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this.

The things preventing me from instantly getting the Sony 90mm Macro is the date it was release which was 5 years ago and that it's max F2.8.

Thanks for any insights you all may share.

Have you tested the angle of your filming setup?  DOF on these narrow lenses at those f-stops?  (Seriously, 85/1.4 is the first time I really thought about focus because even f/11 isn't totally in-focus front-to-back)

90mm feels very narrow, 135mm feels even narrower still in a cramped(?) kitchen.

Have you considered the new Samyang 75 or maybe the Sigma 85/1.4 if you don't specifically need macro, but do need light?

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