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Old Oct 25, 2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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First Post Woo Hoo! :-)

Hi All,
This site is awesome it has helped me a lot in my decisions to purchase a DigiCam but I need a little more assistance.

I'm the webmaster at my job but I'm called upon to do some IT stuff and other tasks which include taking pictures of our product line. I have been asked by the owner to put together a list of things to purchase to setup a small studio and I have settled on the Canon Digital Rebel but that is where I am stuck.

I need your experinced suggestions as to what to buy in order to fulfill his request.

I know I need a Tripod, Lighting, background but which and what else would I need?

I was thinking of going with this setup (links are for reference only):
Cam: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...120-018&depa=0
Lighting: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...998-209&DEPA=0
Tripod: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...997-210&depa=0

This is a small setup but I want to make sure that whatever we buy now is going to last a while so that is why I am here asking for your advice.

Thanks in advance.

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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if you want a nice white background, you might want a light table
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 10:42 PM   #3
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aslo, in addition to your ttl cord, you may want a flash, that is if you dont have one
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 10:48 PM   #4
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here is what i mean when i say light table

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...20946&rd=1
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 10:49 PM   #5
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oh ya, welcome to the forum
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 9:07 AM   #6
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aslo, in addition to your ttl cord, you may want a flash, that is if you dont have one
Thanks a lot for your help Brad. You have turned me in the right direction and I will definately bring all these suggestions to the boss.

Now, a couple more quesions if you please.

Which flash should I get? Is there any one specific that works with the Rebel?

Is the tripod in the link any good? Should I be looking to buy one that photographers rely on, or is that one good. Money is not an object but on the other hand this is just a small studio to take pictures of our products not a photography studio.

That Light table looks sweet. I always wondered how they took those amazing shots of products without shadows in the background.

Thanks, I feel welcomed.

BTW:
This is our site: http://www.jcdanczak.com
Might be useful for anyone out there looking to package there work for retail.
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 10:43 AM   #7
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What about something like this? Is this good enough? Looks like it's big enough for almost all of our products.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...848250669&rd=1
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 8:11 PM   #8
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great tripod, and the d-flecter looks great, that is if you can get your products to fit, if you can, thats great! it should work beautifully...

im not sure about the flash though....im not that familer with canon flashes...and i dont want to give you the wrong info...maybe another member can help you there?





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That D Reflector is interesting ...

Light tents are also an easy way to do it .. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3847406953

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Old Oct 28, 2004, 3:58 PM   #10
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What are you guys to as a deflector?

There is a problem with the one I linked though. We also have translucent light colored that require darker backgrounds.

What should I do then?
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