Product photography using 43 50mm f2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by mie, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. mie

    mie Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 21, 2011
    sutton bonington
    I tried my best in capturing images using a bounce flash setup FL36 on my E-P3 with the 43 50mm macro lens. It was a bit fiddly to work it out with the bounce flash as sometimes i didnt get the correct exposure using TTL. I need to compensate by dialling the exposure flash compensation up to 2/3 stop. Here's a few images from it. The last one was taken with adapted OM 50mm at its highest magnification.

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  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    This is why TTL is inappropriate for complex lighting systems. :) Learn to use manual, and it'll make things a lot easier to set up. Good job on the photos, though!
     
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  3. mie

    mie Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 21, 2011
    sutton bonington
    Thanks for the tips Ned. I am actually new to flash photography so i don't really know how to use manual settings on the flash. The things i did was experimenting the flash output using flash exposure compensation and checked the histogram after taking an image.
     
  4. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Nice shots! I've also found that the 50mm f/2 is an excellent lens for product photography. It really captures so much detail (it should, given it's macro abilities!)

    Even though I have the m45 45mm f/1.8, I intend on keeping the 50mm f/2.
     
  5. mie

    mie Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 21, 2011
    sutton bonington
    Thanks. The lens was very sharp, just that i find it very difficult to hold the camera once i put the flash on top.
    On the side note, notice you do have a lot of product photography photos in your smugmug gallery. Maybe i can learn a few tips from you. :smile:
     
  6. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Thanks! I had built my own collapsible light box using foam board + velcro straps + tape. Saves me a lot of space, and works well enough. Since the 50mm can focus so close, my lightbox doesn't need to be that big. The biggest challenge is getting the white balance right.

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    Here it is "collapsed" into sections:

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