Need help with photographing a book

Discussion in 'Photography Chat' started by sergey2000, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. sergey2000


    Jun 7, 2010
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    I need to photograph a bunch of books that have Helmut's photography inside and my Art Director wants the photos that Im taking have the same texture of photos in the book (like if they grainy and etc). Just scanning pics doesnt really works

    I use Rebel XT (yea, old, i know), tripod, Rokinon D870AF-C External Flash and a light box i made myself. I am a moderate beginner with product photography so i know a couple of tricks to make the pictures look good at its best, but my Art Director just doesnt like the photos quality. I used 5 lens so far to photograph the book:

    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
    Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
    Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens
    Canon Rebel XT 18-55mm kit lens
    Sigma 28-90 mm Macro Aspherical Lens

    The best ones so far were the Sigma's but because it was our Studio Photographer's own lens, who no longer works here, we no longer have access to it. My question is, do you guys recommend any other lens that are very close to Sigma's mentioned or any other third party lens that will be the same?

    We only using images for research and not reproduction in any way and do no intend to sell photographs to anybody. Its only for our in-studio use for inspirations.

    Yea, i run a test on images with text too and Sigma was the best. But now since its not available to us anymore and i cant find those lens to be selling anywhere for Canon (found Nikon and Minolta mounts). I have tried amazon, ebay, adorama and B&H for past few weeks and no result. We are ready to buy those lens as long as they in near excellent condition, but no luck.
    sergey2000, Jun 7, 2010
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    Cleveland (NE) OH, United States of America
    DoubleExposureLab, Mar 6, 2011
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