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11-30-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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What Lens Should I Use???

I want to take photo's of all my lenses, like I was putting them up for sale. And was wondering what lens do you guys use for that. These are my choices.

Pentax SMC-M 50/1.7
Pentax DA 55-300/4-5.8
Pentax DA 40/2.8 Limited
Pentax DA 18-55
Super Takumar 200/f4
Super Takumar 135/f3.5
Super Takumar 28/f3.5
Tamron SP 17-50/2.8 LD DiII
Tamron AF 28-200/3.8-5.6 XR IF Macro
VIVITAR SERIES 1 28-90/2.8-3.5 Macro
VIVITAR 17-28/4-4.5
RIKENON (Ricoh) "P" 70-210/3.9 Macro
RIKENON (Ricoh) "P" 105/2.8 Macro

11-30-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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The 50mm f1:1.7 prime would give you stunning results, when stopped down a couple of stops.
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I normally use zooms when I'm taking photos of multiple products. The Tammy 17-50 would probably work best. Keeps you from zooming in/out with your feet. Just zoom in/out and shoot.
11-30-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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what about lighting? the on board flash dosen't work too good with the zoom it gets in the way alot.

11-30-2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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I'd use the 50 1.7 stopped down to f4 or the 40 ltd at f5.6 and set it up on a tripod. For the lighting, build yourself a DIY lightbox. They're easy to make and the results are pretty good.

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