KerinF Posted September 17, 2015 Share Posted September 17, 2015 I currently have a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM lens which I use for a lot for still-life / food photography with my Canon 6D. I absolutely adore the lens, but in the (small) space I have available for a home studio, I sometimes find I can't get far enough back (or above) to get all I want in frame. I am thinking of getting another prime lens to complement the macro, which will work well for a bit wider views. I also have the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM which I use for general purpose / outdoors photography. Sometimes I use them for still-life / food, but never feel they are quite as pin-sharp as the macro lens. With overhead shots, frustratingly, the 24-105 zoom also sometimes rotates. As a budget option, I am toying with getting Canon's cheap and cheerful "nifty 50" given I have read that it is very sharp. I am less concerned about how robust it is, since it would really just be used indoors on a tripod. Any thoughts on this lens? Is it false economy and will I just regret not buying the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM? I have also been considering that instead, it might be worth getting a tilt-shift lens (e.g. TS-E 90mm f/2.8) since it gives the versatility of both architectural and product photography. I've never worked with a tilt-shift lens before, though, so uncertain of the relative advantage (and the extent of learning curve) over "normal" lenses. Any thoughts on using tilt-shift for product photography? Any other views on favourite lenses people are happy to share? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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