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Best Macro Lense For Food Photography

mfphoto1

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"RE: Best Macro Lense For Food Photography "

mfphoto1 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2005
Tue 19-Feb-13 04:19 PM

What exactly are you trying to get out of your food photography? I mean are you trying to capture the pattern in a slice of kiwi? or are you trying set a scene around a plate or item of food?

For the kiwi shot then yes a macro lens would work best. For the plate a short zoom would be the best option.

I can only think of one or two shots where I used a macro lens for food photography. When using my D300 I generally got my best shots with my 18-70mm. I haven't had an opportunity to shoot any food shots with my D800 but I think I would stay in the equivalent range lens wise so probably my 28-105mm.

If I was going to use a macro today, I would probably stick with the sigma 150mm that I recently purchased, because it lets me get 1:1 while at the same time allowing me some distance from my subject giving me room for lighting and creative angles.

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