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09-15-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
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Best lens for Sushi

I post this on an earlier thread about 50mm any good thread. The following are shot from my K100D along with my Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 in f/2.0 and f/2.8 in iso 200 and iso 400. My FA 50 f/1.4 is my go-to lens for food shot such as the following for sushi. What is your favorite lens if you get asked to take product shots for a sushi restaurant.

The WB in some of the shots are warmer and with an orange cast, those come from the inaccurate AWB in K100D. It would have been corrected with custom WB or in-camera tuning in K10D. But I need to snap them quickly for having a sushi left from my two hungry boys and a beautiful wife.

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Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 is my go-to lens in the indoor shot and I call it the best value buy for the new prime lens in Pentax.

My fridge at home was broken and our family had to go out for dinner last night and I always bring my Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 to a new and interesting restaurant.



All shots with
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in f/2.0, f/2.8, iso 400 with Pentax K100D

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When I pull out the camera (any camera actually, even a tiny P&S) to take pictures of food at a restaurant, my wife usually gives me a large, obvious roll-eyes and then pretends not to know me.

I hope you have better luck!

That having been said, the FA 50 f/1.4 would be my choice as well!
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i find taking pictures of food, the mfd of the 50mm is probably too long. the FA43 has done a great job for me, the FA31 when i take the picture i have to approach it at a strange angle.
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Most likely either my Tam 17-50 or FA50/1.4. But one thing is for certain, when shooting sushi I'm definitely gonna shoot RAW.

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Oh man, now I am hungry again... Nice pics! Hope it tasted as good as it looks.

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That looks so delicious. It's been ages since I've had good sushi. Nice broth too.

Yum, yum, grumble, grumble.
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I use mostly FA35 as my indoor lens, 50 kinda too long for me... of course unless we are going to have a FF camera
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I'd use a fisheye.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentkon52 Quote
I'd use a fisheye.

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Dangit, I totally missed that opportunity earlier.
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I'd...eat the sushi. Damn that makes me hungry.

Though I do think that 50mm is a bit long for shooting food, especially at a restaurant with the food right in front of you; you could always stand up, but then you'd risk stares from everyone else in the restaurant.
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Dang it's been a couple of months since I've had some sushi and these nice shots sure kicked in my appetite for some! And while I'm sure most Pentaxians have this lens in their lineup, I sure hope everyone can control their LBA enough to not go out and buy this lens just to go shoot some sushi
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
The WB in some of the shots are warmer and with an orange cast, those come from the inaccurate AWB in K100D. It would have been corrected with custom WB or in-camera tuning in K10D. But I need to snap them quickly for having a sushi left from my two hungry boys and a beautiful wife.

Thanks,
Hin
thats why most of us shoot RAW and adjust later...
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I found the FA50 great for BBQ shots ... but everyone hated me for posting the photos.

I enjoyed the corny jokes as well.
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Thank you all for the comments and replies. I summed up experience and liking of FA 50 f/1.4 for indoor food shot such as sushi in this blog post

Best Lens for Sushi - Hin's Tech Corner
09-22-2008, 03:48 PM   #15
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My lens for Pizza

And it happens that my lens for Pizza is also Pentax FA 50 f/1.4. I always count on my FA 50 for its speed in indoor setting in a restaurant. Though it is not as wide as I would like in some shots, I find its speed, color and close focus very charming to use. It is my 1st prime and it is the lens that shows me how good a prime can offer

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