Furniture test shot and lens question

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  1. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Greetings,

    I'm slowly getting used to my camera and have developed a continuous light system that seems to work for me.

    Basically cloudy daylight and two Cameron light stands with 65w CF bulbs.

    The wrinkled sheet will go once I decide where to permanently hang my paper backdrop :)

    I would appreciate comments on the shot and opinions on which lens would be most/more appropriate for this type of work. Currently I am using the 14-42mm that came with the camera. (Olympus Evolt E-510)

    And having way too much fun bidding on eBay for a Zuiko 40-150mm, f4.0 - 5.6

    TIA, Cheers, Don.

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  2. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Update, I won the bid on a brand new Zuiko 40-150mm, f4.0 - 5.6

    And missed a f3.5- 4.5 by one click :)

    This is a friends quick and dirty photo shop of the above image...

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    Comments?

    Cheers, Don
     
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    Good shot. I think you could get more creative with the lighting. May be a rim light a main and bounce cards? The possibilities are limitless. Experiment and have fun.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks Craig,

    Now, what did you do to get your account suspended? :)

    Cheers, Don
     
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    Non payment. I think.

    Love & Bass
     
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    LOL

    That'll do it.....

    Cheers, Don
     
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    Bump...

    Could I expect a little more clarity in the wood grain with a 50 mm prime?

    Cheers, Don
     
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    Perhaps a little more information may prompt a response.

    I have been researching lens types and trying to understand what the mm and f values mean, I am slowly getting my head around the numbers but..

    I have bored my immediate circle of friends to death with questions and my local camera shop lists very few Olympus lens for sale, I still need to inquire if they have any for rent.

    Can anyone suggest what the results in this situation would be using say a 25mm, f2.8?

    Or a 50mm, f 2.0?

    If it helps, the maximum distance from backdrop to camera is 20'.

    I am pleased with the shot so far under these conditions but wonder if I could achieve a little more clarity and/or detail in the wood grain with a different lens.

    TIA, Don
     
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    Probably wouldnt be much an improvement in terms of IQ. You wll get a smaller DOF but that wouldnt really help you here.
     
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    Basically. A 24mm may give you a distorted image. 50mm is closer to what your eye sees when shooting 35mm format. That is assuming your camera has a full frame sensor. If not then multiply the focal length by 1.5. When shooting make sure your ƒ stop is 11 or higher. This will give you a deeper depth of field. Again experiment with the light. Harsher light may be what you are looking for.

    Love & Bass
     
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    It looks perfect, but the background color should be changed a little bit, more light ... :)
    Anyway good shot!!!
     

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