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Old Aug 5, 2008, 6:28 PM   #1
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Hello all,

As the title states, I would like a recommendation for a Camera/Lens for Eyewear photography for web & print. I currently have a light box and Tripod and am also looking into some lighting.

I have seen the Canon XT with a 1.8f 50mm Lens at a local store for $430 which seems like a great deal.

The lens seems like it would be more important than the camera at this point. These shots would be not be 'creative' but rather shots design to showcase the eyeware in a consistent manner.

The result im looking for would be similar to these product photographs here:
https://www.coastalcontacts.com/glasses

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old Aug 5, 2008, 7:29 PM   #2
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Web displayor print catalog?
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Old Aug 5, 2008, 7:30 PM   #3
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Sorry - I should have mentioned that.
Both - Print & Web.
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This was done very quickly, but here is a Canon XT using the 18-55mm kit lens. It was very quickly done and hand held.

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This photo sample was done with the Kodak Z-1012 a $(US) 260.00 camera. Again please understand it was done in a hurry and it was hand held.

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I think the Canon XT with the 50mm f/1.8 would be a good choice for you. A tripod, lighting and aStill Life Photo Table are next. You could use flash, but with eyewear, that may not turn out so well.
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Old Aug 5, 2008, 9:18 PM   #7
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I apologize, but did I miss something, TCav-

Where, oh where are your own personalsample photos of glasses just like the OP requested.for this series?? Did I miss something? My friend, TCav talk is cheap. It is the actual photo samples that make a REAL difference to anyone who chooses to post on this Forum. Even the Kodak Z1012 sample was pretty darned good for a quick photo sample.

But somehow I cannot find the photo samples you might have/could have posted. Why not??

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What I said was that the Canon XT with a 50mm f/1.8 lens that the OP had seen, would be a good choice, as your own example shows.

The 50mm f/1.8 is sharper, faster, and has fewer flawsthan the 18-55 that you used to produce the excellent image you posted.

That is not to say that the OP wouldn't also get very good results from a Kodak Z-1012.
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That is an excellent point! Getting away from that kit lens will improve things in terms of sharpness on the Canon XT.

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sundeep wrote:
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Sorry - I should have mentioned that.
Both - Print & Web.
The Canon camera package would be ideal starting platform for Print.

For web, just about any camera would work, which means the Canon would be fantastic.


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