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What is your lens choice for photographing watches?

  1. rincondeltiempo Feb 11, 2019

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    Good nigth, OF!

    I recently bought a "new" camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 mkII. It came with the kit lens, the 14-42mm F3.5/5.6 and I'm really loving it.
    Previously I used (and still use) a Canon T5i (700D) with the 50mm 1.8 or the kit lens. In regard with macro shots, I just use some extension tubes I grabbed on the 'bay for roughly 10€.

    I'm really enjoying this watch photography hobby and I wonder what fellow enthusiasts use on their shoots! Any recommendations for watch related photography?

    Here I share some of mine, all taken with the M10 and the kit lens (they've been cropped, taken out from my IG!):
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  2. Folgono Feb 11, 2019

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    Nice WS ! I have a Canon 650D with the kit 18-135mm lens. I'm curious about you "tube" kit to do some macro. What is it exactly, and would it work on my camera ?
    thanks :)
     
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  3. Canuck Feb 11, 2019

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    I use a 20-year old Olympus C 5050 for most of my close up shots. For close ups, the C 5050 is much easier to use than my Olympus Pen model.
     
  4. rincondeltiempo Feb 12, 2019

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    Yeah! It will definately work. You just have to find the tubes with connection to Nikon!
    They are just some lens-shaped tubes that you attatch between the actual lens and the camera body. That way, your lens is further and it allows you to reduce minimum focusing distance while creating zoom. They look like this:
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    I just did a quick google search and found that the camera you mention has a "Super-macro focus mode", can you explain how does it work?

    Best,
    Javi.
     
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  5. SohAIS Mar 2, 2019

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    Canon 100MM MACRO LENS
     
  6. rincondeltiempo Mar 2, 2019

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    Really good choice! What is the minimum focusing distance for that one?
     
  7. CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Mar 2, 2019

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    I use a 60mm and 100mm Leica Macro
     
  8. Shabbaz Mar 2, 2019

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    I use a samsung s9...
     
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  9. verithingeoff Mar 2, 2019

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    For wrist shots I use my IPhone 6s, for very close up stuff I use my Canon 450D with a 35mm Macro EFS lens
     
  10. Theluglife Mar 3, 2019

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    Canon 100mm macro and a set of macro extension tubes for the real close ups.
     
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  11. Risto Mar 3, 2019

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    Shot today with Fuji X-H1 + Super Takumar 85/1.8 (1970s lens) + macro tube.

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  12. S.H. Mar 3, 2019

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    I use a 60mm 2.8 Micro Nikkor. Every dust particle, fingerprint and hairline scratch shows!
     
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  13. Florin Mar 23, 2019

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    Canon EFS 60mm USM is a good macro choice for your camera.
    It's designed to be be used (only) with a crop sensor . Archibald Knox Hairbrushes 12a.jpg
     
  14. w154 Mar 23, 2019

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    I grabbed an old Nikon 55mm AIS. It’s certainly more of a fiddle than the 60mm AFS but it was a third of the price. The only problem is that it has the common problem of oily (hence sticky) diaphragm blades so around one in five shots gets exposed wrong, but then I just take another one. It would probably be infuriating if I used it for anything other than still-life.
     
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  15. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 23, 2019

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    Have the same camera. Have you tried the remote control via the Olympus app ;)
     
  16. rincondeltiempo Mar 23, 2019

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    I have! it's useful to take pocket shots when you're alone. Is there a function you're referring to that I'm missing?
     
  17. rincondeltiempo Mar 23, 2019

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    That is indeed crisp!
     
  18. TedG954 Mar 23, 2019

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    Sony-Zeiss 55/1.8
     
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  19. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 23, 2019

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    No that’s it, handy function.
     
  20. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Mar 23, 2019

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    I just got a Canon 80D and the 100mm Macro

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    Soon it will be as good as Mrs Fruit’s iPhone ::facepalm2::
     
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