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    Recommended lenses for close up jewelry photography

    Hello,

    I haven't posted for a while. I have a close up photography question.

    A friend of mine is a jewelry designer starting a business. She takes iPhone photos and posts.

    I thought certainly I could do better with an M240 and my lenses.

    She has a light box and I have a table tripod.

    I was thing of trying the 100/2.8 R with its Elpro.

    Is that a good fit?

    Others?

    Thank you

    Dmabry

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    Re: Recommended lenses for close up jewelry photography

    The leica M 90m macro setup is quite good.
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    Re: Recommended lenses for close up jewelry photography

    Tele-Elmar 135 head on bellows is one of the best macro combos around. (warning: The Leica bellows needs a spacer to use as otherwise it has to be dismantled to remove)
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    Re: Recommended lenses for close up jewelry photography

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    The leica M 90m macro setup is quite good.
    Brad,

    Thank you.

    Which 90mm are you referring? 135/4 macro?

    Or, the 90/2 with that adapter?

    I have a 90/2 APO, but I forgot the name of the adapter.


    Thank you

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    Re: Recommended lenses for close up jewelry photography

    Quote Originally Posted by dmabry2010 View Post

    I was thing of trying the 100/2.8 R with its Elpro.

    Is that a good fit?

    Dmabry
    Michael,

    The 100 Macro with the Leica R to M adapter, when used with Liveview works exceptionally well. The lens is (still) superb, with a M240 you can really see image quality that is beyond previous film performance - that the lens was designed for.

    An excellent choice for that type of work

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    Re: Recommended lenses for close up jewelry photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Seascape View Post
    Michael,

    The 100 Macro with the Leica R to M adapter, when used with Liveview works exceptionally well. The lens is (still) superb, with a M240 you can really see image quality that is beyond previous film performance - that the lens was designed for.

    An excellent choice for that type of work
    Thank you

    Michael

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