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What lens do you Nikon Owners use for watch pics?

  1. Sidrox25 Jan 21, 2017

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    Pretty straight forward, what lens do you Nikon DSLR users use for your Marco Watch photos?
     
  2. ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Jan 21, 2017

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    EDIT Ah! I finally woke up. You mean Macro.

    And on a DX or FX sensor camera?

    The difference is angle of view - which effects perspective. The other thing is the working distance you need or want.

    For shots on my wrist or in my hand where I want short working distance on my DX sensor camera I choose to use the 40mm.

    For "display" shots where I need more working room - "working room" is the distance from the end of the lens at any given magnification - for lighting control I use the 60mm. For really great working distance or to add more extension behind the lens a 105mm is what I like.
     
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  3. Interstatetime Jan 29, 2017

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    Nikon D4s/D810/Nikkor 85mm TiltShift....but mostly iPhone 7+.

    JohnCote
     
  4. watchestelltime Feb 2, 2017

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    I have the Nikon D5100 and use the lens 18-140, but I have to admit it's hard to take close-up and good pictures. (I am not that advanced in using the DSLR, just completed a course and slowly managing to shoot in the manual mode.) Maybe you could give me some tips on how to take better watch pics?
     
  5. Interstatetime Feb 2, 2017

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    Lighting, not the camera is the secret to great watch pix. Learn how to use your camera but more than anything learn how to put a watch in great light.

    JohnCote
     
  6. watchestelltime Feb 2, 2017

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    Thanks a great tip. Thanks. I guess natural light, maybe by the window? I was thinking to buy a flash as well. Would that help?
     
  7. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 2, 2017

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    105VR F/2.8 Micro Nikkor also sometimes with a TC-17II Teleconverter
     
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  8. Agemoboy Mar 17, 2017

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    camera D3200, lens 60 2.8G and 105 2.8G VR.
    the 60 G give me better color. and for closeup foto's it's more easy to use.
    all in all, i use 60G more than 105 2.8G VR
     
  9. Don Bocadillo Mar 17, 2017

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    Just picked up a 105 VR f/2.8 for my D810 look forward to playing around with it over the coming days :D
     
  10. woodwkr2 Mar 17, 2017

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    This. Minus the teleconvertor. On a D300.
     
  11. woodwkr2 Mar 17, 2017

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    Lighting is the key though. Pick up 3 of those LED photo lights and some rechargable AAs. Fairly cheap on the Bay or Amazon.
     
  12. shishy www.hpmor.com Apr 16, 2017

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    Anyone have specific lens recommendations for a D90?
     
  13. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 16, 2017

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    I use the 50mm macro on mine for macro shots, and add extension tubes as needed.
     
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  14. BillLundberg Apr 17, 2017

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    I use a ikon D7100 and a Nikon do 35mm 1.8

    This lens is super sharp! And then I add extension tubes depending on what I' after.
     
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  15. Marcel81 Apr 22, 2017

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    Nikon 105mm f2.8 vr2 on d810
     
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  16. alam Apr 22, 2017

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    D300/105mm f2.8 but been lazy lately and iPhone 7 has taken over...
     
  17. Agemoboy Apr 23, 2017

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    for crop body, 60 2.8G. very nice color, ability for close up photo's and 1:1 macro also. If you want something cheaper, then check 55 3.5 mikro (used)




    first time i hear about 105mm f2.8 vr2. Are you sure about that?
     
  18. josephgsy May 1, 2017

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    I use a tokina 100mm f2.8 macro, occasionally with a raynox macro attachment, now that i've switched to a sony a7ii, i still use it with an adaptor. depending on what kind of shots i'm going for

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  19. gaczr7s Jun 11, 2017

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    Nikon D80 with a Sigma 24-70mm 1:2.8 EX DG for most shots.

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    Tube extension kit for macro shots.

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  20. sphinx77 Oct 8, 2018

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    Best in the morning, in indirect light. Practise, practise, practise!