I'd like to know if anybody has any tips regarding the lens I should use to get this kind of image. I'm planning on shooting product pictures of jewelry. I know that usually the go-to lens is macro, but I don't like the fact that I can only focus on the front or the back of the ring; I would like all the piece in focus, just like this image.

I'll number the different options I think were used, but please let me know which you think is the most likely to be used:

  1. macro with focus stacking
  2. tele-macro
  3. another lens? (it doesn't look like a 55/55 as the piece is really focused and sharp, or at least that's my assumption with what I know of photography, please note I'm a jeweler with a personal project trying to take my own pictures as I don't have the budget yet to give the job to someone that really know.)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Have you searched the site for jewelry photography specifically and product photography in general? I have seen other questions that discuss this. Specifically, does photo.stackexchange.com/questions/89121/… answer your question? I found it in the related list to the right. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 4, 2021 at 3:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ This does not look like a picture that would necessarily require some special kind of lens. Although a macro lens would be preferrable, but even without that , you can get very good results if you just use the proper techniques for lighting and using the appropriate aperture and focus. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 4, 2021 at 11:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ A tilt-shift lens might be helpful. If you have a mirrorless camera (or a digital back), you could also have a look at recent view camera systems such as the Cambo Actus series. \$\endgroup\$
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Sep 22, 2022 at 9:06

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My understanding is you want entire object on focus. So you can do few things:

  1. Close the aperture. But do not go behind f9,f10 otherwise diffraction will make your image softer
  2. Use technique named focus stacking. This need additional equipment to move your camera (or focus) on small steps.
  3. Use different lens. Tilt-shift lens can give you entire object on focus. But they are expensive :(
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    – AJ Henderson
    Commented Jul 20, 2021 at 15:11

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