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  1. Tyson

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    What lens should I buy to do product shots in a soft box,50mm or 35mm
     
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    Depends on how big your products are, how big your softbox is, and which one you can get at a better quality for a better price. I'm sure either will work. You've got a 14-45mm lens, take some test shots at 35mm and 45mm and see if you like one better than the other.
     
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    The 14x45mm lens I have is it the same if Iset it at 35mm as a straight 35mm macro lens?
     
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    It depends on what you'll be photographing, but in general, you don't want to have distorted product images. I would get a 50mm, and even a longer one like an 85, to compress the image and minimize these distortions.

    Common macro lenses are 50mm, 100mm, and 180mm.
     

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