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Offline Shakir

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Lens for Jewellery Photography ?
« on: August 10, 2016, 11:18:42 AM »
I am Product Photographer, I am searching a budget Lens for Jewellery Photography i have DX format Camera Nikon D5100 and D3200 Photograph will used for E commerce website and Jewellery Magazine

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Re: Lens for Jewellery Photography ?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 08:28:42 AM »
Pick up any macro lens either around the 60mm or preferably 90 / 105 mm focal length along with 1 speedlight, 1 light tent and a reflector and a white seamless cloth - that should get you started.
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Offline yndesai

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Re: Lens for Jewellery Photography ?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 08:54:02 AM »
Even using a 50mm F1.8 can help as it will give more DOF than a macro.
I would suggest using a Polarizing filter to remove unwanted reflections.

Lighting with softbox will be utmost important  you can use a DIY softbox as suggested by AYAZ

I had clicked this 1 inch flower with 50F18. You can see the DOF here.

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Offline Pallab Talukdar

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Re: Lens for Jewellery Photography ?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 10:18:27 PM »
You can use 85mm lens for small product photography.
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Re: Lens for Jewellery Photography ?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 02:42:17 PM »
You want Jewellery Photography to glitter, use a multitude of tiny lights at least a few feet away, and also use a black velvet background. Don't use a light tent. Photographing metals is entirely different and is more difficult to do well.