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If I had to pick just one lens for product photography on a crop sensor it'd be roughly a 50-60 mm macro. 35 mm might give you some perspective distortion. 

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Originally Posted by breakaway01 View Post
 

If I had to pick just one lens for product photography on a crop sensor it'd be roughly a 50-60 mm macro. 35 mm might give you some perspective distortion. 

 

 

 

50-60 is nice, if you can stand far enough back from your subject when shooting... I use a zoom lens that is 24 at the wide end (Canon 24-105 f/4.0 L), and frequently have to fight to stay in frame (my DSLR has an APC sized sensor). If I could only use one prime lens, it would probably be a 24mm, due to the constraints of my office space. Fortunately, I already have an arsenal of lenses, including a 50mm macro, so I don't have to choose.

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i got an offer on a BINOBO, i countered the offer then noticed it's a new account with zero feedback. As i've had so many zero feedback accounts turn into unpaid items, i added the account to my block list. A bit later i get another offer from the same persons second account which also has zero feedback.

I'm scared to accept the offer, what would you do?(i'm relatively new to this)

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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

appreciate it, but the question wasn't really about the merits of zoom vs. fixed. 

i'll ask once more to be clear: anybody use a fixed lens to shoot product? and if so, what focal length do you prefer?

Got the 50mm f1.4 and have been using them ever since,
post #27080 of 32408

thanks for the input fellas.

 

i ran into a very nice deal on a 50mm 2.8 macro. covers full frame to boot (one can aspire...)

 

i've got plenty of space to work with the 50, will get a lot of mileage out of a pretty simple, quality rig.

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i got an offer on a BINOBO, i countered the offer then noticed it's a new account with zero feedback. As i've had so many zero feedback accounts turn into unpaid items, i added the account to my block list. A bit later i get another offer from the same persons second account which also has zero feedback.
I'm scared to accept the offer, what would you do?(i'm relatively new to this)

Keep blocking, not even worth your time thinking about it.
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Any advice on how to tell if a sport coat is a true three-roll-two lapel or a three-button jacket pressed differently for the picture on eBay? Certainly the button should be hidden, and I've read that characteristics of the roll itself can indicate full canvassing (thus a more natural roll without pressing). I don't really know what to look for, however. Your advice would be appreciated!

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Originally Posted by HanEyeAm View Post

Any advice on how to tell if a sport coat is a true three-roll-two lapel or a three-button jacket pressed differently for the picture on eBay? Certainly the button should be hidden, and I've read that characteristics of the roll itself can indicate full canvassing (thus a more natural roll without pressing). I don't really know what to look for, however. Your advice would be appreciated!
First, judge by the quality of the description. A seller has to be pretty menswear savvy to try and "convert" a jacket to a 3-2 (far more will actually button 3-2s all the way up). Thus, a converted jacket would probably have a detailed, geeky description.

Second, look for prominent creases in the lapel. It can be very difficult to flip a hard 3 into a 3-2 without leaving some remnant of the original lapel line.

Third, check the proportions of the lapel. True 3-2s will look more balanced since they are basically cut like 2 button jackets. A hard 3 convert's lapels will look too skimpy and angular.

As far as canvassing goes, never trust a seller's word on this. The only times I believe something is fully canvassed is if the brand is notorious for it (Isaia, Eidos, Oxxford, most bespoke, erc.) or if it is explicitly labeled as such (Brooks Brothers does this now).

Hope this helps!
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Originally Posted by FLW View Post

First, judge by the quality of the description. A seller has to be pretty menswear savvy to try and "convert" a jacket to a 3-2 (far more will actually button 3-2s all the way up). Thus, a converted jacket would probably have a detailed, geeky description.

Second, look for prominent creases in the lapel. It can be very difficult to flip a hard 3 into a 3-2 without leaving some remnant of the original lapel line.

Third, check the proportions of the lapel. True 3-2s will look more balanced since they are basically cut like 2 button jackets. A hard 3 convert's lapels will look too skimpy and angular.

As far as canvassing goes, never trust a seller's word on this. The only times I believe something is fully canvassed is if the brand is notorious for it (Isaia, Eidos, Oxxford, most bespoke, erc.) or if it is explicitly labeled as such (Brooks Brothers does this now).

Hope this helps!
Great response. Thans so much!
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Great response. Thans so much!

Also look at the top button hole. If it's a 3/2,the inside of the hole will be finished since it's the side that will show. On a hard 3, obviously the outside is finished
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I'm just not having luck these days with wool/cashmere tags. :puzzled:

 

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I'm just not having luck these days with wool/cashmere tags. :puzzled:

 


I'm guessing that's just 100% cashmere since cashmere is wool I guess..:confused:

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

I'm just not having luck these days with wool/cashmere tags. :puzzled:

 


I'm guessing that's just 100% cashmere since cashmere is wool I guess..:confused:

Yep, feels like cashmere just another weird label

post #27089 of 32408
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Also look at the top button hole. If it's a 3/2,the inside of the hole will be finished since it's the side that will show. On a hard 3, obviously the outside is finished
QFT
Very good point.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I'm just not having luck these days with wool/cashmere tags. puzzled.gif


This sweater is so luxurious and so fantastic that it is 200% of a normal sweater. In fact, it is so great that it exists on two different planes of reality. One in which it is wool and one in which it is cashmere. We call that second plane "the Cucinelli dimension."

But, yeah, I think they are using cashmere as the type of wool here.
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Keep blocking, not even worth your time thinking about it.

Thank you, that's what i thought and what i did, I just needed to hear someone else agree that i'm not being over cautious.

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