Lens Assistance

hinducow 3:45pm, 27 November 2009
Hi. I am fairly new to the food photography world and was wondering if anyone give me advice on my next lens purchase. I use a Nikon D50 ( I know, so old). I have a 55-200mm, 12-24mm, and a 50mm lens. Is there a good "staple" lens to have that I am missing from my set of lens?

Anamitra Chakladar 8 years ago
A good 60mm macro for your camera.
dramatic brake [deleted] 8 years ago
I have two lenses that I like to use, depending on what object I'm shooting, both are macros. I have a Sigma 150mm f/2.8 and just recently picked up a Canon 100mm f/2.8L. I really like both lenses but the Canon 100mm is steadily winning me over.
quietjim 8 years ago
I use a 50 mm 1.8 for food shots but I've also used the 18-55 and the 55-200. Make sure you turn off VR if you're on a tripod. It just depends on what you are trying to accomplish.
Scotte Photography 8 years ago
Id look at the 105 2.8 macro, the 85 1.4, the 60 2.8 macro or a long lens like a 300. i know its kind of weird but it does take nice photos if you have a shallow table.

id like to get the 85 1.4 next.
gmwils 8 years ago
I love the 100mm f/2.8 macro from Canon, it is fast becoming my favourite lens.

On the D50, that would probably be around a 60mm lens. Your 50mm should be a good starting point.

Your best investment is actually in learning a bit more about lighting and styling. These make much more of an impact on your photos than the specific lens, although the lens can help finish a "look".

This blog has a lot of info on both:
jarvisphotography 8 years ago
My 24-70 works.
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