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Re: [Lens] What lens for jewelry photography?
Unless your lenses have a macro or close focus setting, the 7-14mm probably has the shortest minimum focus, but it will also produce the most distortion. For what it's worth, my daughter, who designs her own jewelry, uses a 55mm Micro Nikkor on a DX body to photograph her work. If you're photographing jewelry on a regular basis you might want to consider investing in some more glass.
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Thanks for replying!
I wouldn't even know what to get. I still don't understand lenses very well.
You say your daughter uses a 55mm lens, but I see that two of my lenses include that number but don't understand why they don't work.
I'm not sure how regularly I'll be doing it, but I still need to learn how to do it. These little exercises help me learn much more than just the exercise.
I do have one more lens but don't have the adapter yet - a Leitz Elmar f=5cm f:2.8. Would that work?
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said by Sweet Witch:The following article may be of help:
... I wouldn't even know what to get. I still don't understand lenses very well. ...
When looking a lens specs, check the "Minimum Focus Distance", and "Magnification Ratio".
Note that the "Mininum Focus Distance" is the distance between the object and the front of sensor, not the distance between the obect and the front of the lens.
If you do not want to spend the money for a "Macro" lens, you may get by with getting "Close-up Filter".
BTW the "55mm Micro Nikkor" Stacy noted is a macro lens, Nikon uses "Micro" -- it's not a standard/normal 55mm lens.