What is a good lens focal length for photographing large furniture?

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  1. alexwa

    alexwa TPF Noob!

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    Hi. I'm interested in photographing furniture that I've built and I'm wondering what kind(s) of lenses would be best to shoot items like the images in the link below. I have a Panasonic GH4 and a 20mm 1.7 lens but I'm wondering if this will be a good fit? Is there a particular lens length that will help give me great, classy shots like these? Thanks so much. alex w

    Chairs - The Haas Brothers - R & Company


     
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    A longer lens would be better, if for no other reason than to eliminate the distortion caused by shorter focal lengths.

    Personally, I would at least go to at least 40mm.
     
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    Your lens choice is all going to be based on how much room you have to photograph the furniture.
     
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    Ok great. Thank you!
     
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    Ah OK. Thanks. So there's no 'best big product length' then?! Thank you!
     
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    Correct. It is the distance from lens to subject that determines the perspective. Lens focal length determines the subject size on the sensor.
     

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