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The 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited is an APS-C only lens. If you are considering use on a 35mm film camera or a full frame digital camera the image circle will not be large enough to cover the entire frame. The 35mm f/2.0 FA is an older design but is compatible with full frame/35mm film cameras. Both lenses get great reviews with regards to image quality, but ...


The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro, though touted as a macro lens, is nowhere near a true macro lens. It has a maximum magnification of 0.25X or reproduction ratio of 1:4. With a 25mm extension tube you can increase the MM to about 0.4 or 1:2.5. Extension tubes are much more effective with shorter lenses than longer ones. A typical 35mm lens that has a ...


A potential problem with Sony cameras like the Sony a6000 are the ARW-type raw files. They are compressed in a slightly lossy way that will negatively affect extremely high contrast features in an image. Such features may well be important to get right in jewelry photography. E.g. suppose that right in between a bright area and a less bright area there exist ...


You need to improve your Macro shooting technique before you consider a new camera and lens. Unless you learn the basics of Macro, your new camera and lens will give the same disappointing results that you have now. 1) You need to shoot with a tripod. 2) You need to focus manually. 3) You need more light and better control of your light. 4) You need to ...


My Answer maybe a little off topic as I am not recommending a Macro Lens. The challenges and issues you are encountering, are not as a result of the camera equipment you mention, but more to do with the two points listed below which will help in improving your Jewellery Macro shots. 1.Aperture size. Due to the close proximity of the Lens and subject, in ...


I have a Nikon D7000 and the DX 35mm f/1.8 and the Kenko extension tubes. Technically the answer to your question is 'yes', but practically the answer is 'no'. The problem lies with the distance of the camera lens to the subject. The 35mm lens makes it so that your lens is practically in contact with your subject-this will throw shadows, reduce your ...


"but the angle required to get a perfect reflection makes it impossible to take a picture where the entire pin is within focus." This sounds more like a lens choice problem, that you do not have a lens that stops down enough or has the right focal length. I would start by measuring the depth of the lapel pin (at an angle) and use a DoF calculator to find ...

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