macrophotographie/ jewellery/sony FSC 717

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Gerd Erbel, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Gerd Erbel

    Gerd Erbel Guest

    I have a problem when I do macrophotographie of small objects like rings for
    exampel, the camera lens come so near to the object that it gives shades on
    i, or it is nearly impossibel to get a good light on the object.
    When I take a longer distance the picture( I means the size of the ring in
    this case) becomes to small, so what should I do to resolve the problem did
    I choose the wrong digital camera for this job? Or is my inexperience the
    cause for this troubles?
    thanks for your answers
    answers may be in dutch german or french language
    Gerd Erbel, Jul 22, 2003
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    Craig Guest

    Try buying and using a set of 58mm closeup lenses. They let you achieve the
    magnification at greater distances. Here in the States a set can be found for
    around $20-30.
    Craig, Jul 22, 2003
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    Marggi Guest

    Jewelry is a very difficult item to photograph properly. Lighting needs to
    be difuse, it helps to construct a white box. It need not be fancy, but
    there are several versions available commercially that work quite well, the
    "Cloud Dome" comes to mind. I took a clear plastic storage container, cut
    one of the small sides away, and covered it with a white sheet, a very
    servicable substitute unless you are aiming for magazine quality. I use a
    tripod, wich I cover with white fabric to keep it from showing up on a
    reflective surface, and I cut a hole in a peice of white paper and place it
    over the black camera for the same reason. I still get the black circle of
    the lense reflected, but that is what photoshop is for. I chose a Nikon
    Coolpix 4500 for jewelry shots, and I am quite pleased with it. Feel free to
    email me if I can be of help, I have allready made most of the mistakes
    possible. Marggi
    Marggi, Jul 27, 2003
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