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Camera recommendation for product photography

Postby Shami on Mon May 29, 2006 10:10 pm

I am looking for a good camera to use for product photography. The items to be photographed are quite small, fashion accessories to be precise. Can you recommend a good camera for this purpose for a reasonable amount of money. I am not a photograher either so I would need something that is relatively easy to use.

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Postby opticsplanet.com on Tue May 30, 2006 7:15 am

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If you are serious about commercial photography, a minimum would be a digital SLR camera and a good macro lens, 1:2 or 1:1. This won't come cheap. For a "prosumer" camera such as the Canon 20D or Nikon 100D body, expect to pay between $1500-2000. A truly good macro lens will cost as much, but you can get something reasonable for slightly less.
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Postby Guest on Tue May 30, 2006 1:16 pm

Thanks, at this stage the price seems quite high. I was hoping for something under $500.
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:41 am

Hi

If you are planning to do this commercially, you won't have a choice. If you want to compete, you have to keep up with other people in the business and they don't use cheap equipment.
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Re: Camera recommendation for product photography

Postby Jne_K on Mon May 09, 2011 7:10 am

Hi

A DSLR, such as the Canon T2 and a macro lens is your best option for serious product work. I think it would be money well spent over a small digital point and shoot.
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Re: Camera recommendation for product photography

Postby TScott27 on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:33 am

DSLRs are the way to go when it comes to product photography. You'll get clear and crisp images and great zooming function.
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Re: Camera recommendation for product photography

Postby Lisa Nita on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:45 pm

Best Digital camera 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensorand DIGIC 4 Image Processor. I had been used DSLR camera for a few years. I traveled many places in the world and I have been enjoying the beautiful landscape with this best digital camera. Why you try?
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