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    Default Bead and Jewellery Photography

    hi, i am helping a friend to shoot bead and jewellery. The question is do we really need a macro lens for this photography? Any comment? Thank you.

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    Default Re: Bead and Jewellery Photography

    no u dont need macro lens....... u can even use a wide angle but it all depends on how closely you want to show the item....... a 50/1.8 will do usually

    a macro if you want to show it at or near 1:1 perspective
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Bead and Jewellery Photography

    Unless you need have 1:1 reproduction ratio, you can use lenses such as the Tamron 17-50mm, or a 50mm f/1.4.

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    Yes, you will need a macro lens.

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    Other than having the lenses, lighting for jewellery is very important as well, be it natural or artifical lighting..

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    Default Re: Bead and Jewellery Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by chjing View Post
    hi, i am helping a friend to shoot bead and jewellery. The question is do we really need a macro lens for this photography? Any comment? Thank you.
    Ideally a dedicated macro lens will render satisfactory results
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    Default Re: Bead and Jewellery Photography

    Depends on what are you taking. But for product shot you need it. If you wan to have the details of the bead and jewellery you need it. You will not need one if you are just taking a photo and show no detail of both.
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    True, because jewelery are reflective and controlling light source is important

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Chan View Post
    Other than having the lenses, lighting for jewellery is very important as well, be it natural or artifical lighting..
    D300/700/3S|14-24|24-70|70-200|17-55|16|14|24PC|28|50|85|105M|135DC|500|18-200|24-120|200-400|T11-16

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