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I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

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I have canon 750D, I want a nice sharp/clear image of my jewelry, do I need to invest in macro or buy new camera.

 

Thanks

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margzxero wrote:

I have canon 750D, I want a nice sharp/clear image of my jewelry, do I need to invest in macro or buy new camera.

 

Thanks


Your 750D is more than capable of nice sharp/clear images of jewelry.

 

Depending on your current lens you might need lighting and a good tripod and not a macro lens.

 

 

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

My lens is 55mm, and i am shooting a white diamond jewelry for brochure and tarpaulin. the detail of diamond is not really clear.

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

By 55mm do you mean the 18-55mm kit zoom lens?  

 

A macro lens lens would be sharper and better able to shoot from up close. 

 

Are you using a tripod?  A good solid tripod would help immensely by letting you stop the lens down to f/8 or f/11 for more depth of field since on a tripod you are unconcerned with handheld camera shake and long shutter exposures like full seconds are possible. 

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

Yes I am using tripod. So buying a macro lens is better than buying a new camera?

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

I would work on technique first.

 

Are you able to fill the frame with the jewelry you are trying to photograph?

 

If you want sharp images at short working distance you need a lot of depth of field.

 

Try using single point focus, f/11 and see how that works.

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)


margzxero wrote:

Yes I am using tripod. So buying a macro lens is better than buying a new camera?


Yes, a lens is better than a camera. There is nothing that a new camera will do to help you get sharper photos.

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I would work on technique first.

 

Are you able to fill the frame with the jewelry you are trying to photograph?

 

If you want sharp images at short working distance you need a lot of depth of field.

 

Try using single point focus, f/11 and see how that works.


Also consider using a remote shutter release or the camera's 2 second delay.

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

"By 55mm do you mean the 18-55mm kit zoom lens?"

 

"So buying a macro lens is better than buying a new camera?"

 

If your answer to that first question was, yes, than a better lens will help.  Check out the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens.  You know how to do the rest.  Right?

 

BTW, if it is more than just a hobby or passing thing, look at the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens instead.

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Re: I Want Sharp Image (New Camera or Macro Lens)

I am a freelance product photographer but shooting a jewellery is very hard. I am planning to buy a Canon 5D or better invest in macro lens?

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