Camera for watch pics.

May 18, 2020,18:44 PM

Used to shot often but stopped after 35 years several years ago. Iphone did everything I needed so camera/lens sold (d800 and all prime lenses)

So now I want something light, easy, pro, for watch pics and maybe more. Prime Macro len with some depth of field. 

Nikon z6 or z7?

Len suggestions 


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Whats the point??

 By: milwatch1 : May 19th, 2020-03:09
Hi, I think it depends on where you'll display and view your images. For websites and online stuff I'd use a pocket camera with macro function. I like Canon so I'd be looking at what they do for $200. I say this because I believe the shot composition and ... 

as was mentioned... it depends on your expectations...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-04:54
the traditional approach is full frame digital, with a macro prime of approx 100mm to keep a good working distance from the target to avoid shadows (etc.), a tripod, live view, a type of light box arrangement (doesn't have to be expensive), a light source... 

Agree yes and no

 By: Jurry : May 19th, 2020-04:57
I tend to agree with Mark that the primary question is: for what purpose do you take your pictures plus composition and topic are more important than equipment. But I would like to add that if you have a specific purpose in mind, you should have the equip... 

Yes, there are questions to consider. Display (size), subject matter, cost, need for a compact camera (or not). I'll never give up my real camera gear. Have APSC and FF and a lot of

 By: InDebtButOnTime : May 19th, 2020-06:45
top shelf glass. Some shots require it. Phones take good pics but even the new iPhone 11 Pro only gives you wide, less wide and normal perspectives. I have a small waterproof pocket Sony with an optical zoom that does good closeups, grab shots, documentar... 

I ended up getting some Moment lenses for my iPhone 11 Pro

 By: Watch_time_it_is : May 24th, 2020-00:56
Small and easy to carry. Not ideal as the macro requires I be very close but some OK results. Thanks for the advice. ...  

Thanks for the follow-up post...

 By: cshimokita : May 24th, 2020-07:00
good luck and have fun. Casey