50/1.4 for food photography?

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  1. notelliot

    notelliot TPF Noob!

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    just wondering if this focal length would be suitable for shooting food. the other option right now is the 60/2.8 macro. anyone had any experience with these and food?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    As long as you have the space to work, I don't see any problem with that lens.
     
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    I would think longer yet. Lighting will be a greater concern.

    I've done very little food photography. It's a lot tougher than you might suspect.

    -Pete
     
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    1.4 is too narrow, the 1.8 can do just fine!

    I've shot very littel food, but here are some examples with the 50mm 1.8!

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