If you are shooting commercially, get good glass!
Like portrait photography, you don’t want to be distorting items that you are shooting with a wide angle lens so 50mm and above will work nicely, but you probably wouldn’t go past 200mm unless you are doing “specialist” shots outdoors. Macro works for product shots too.
For example, if a wide angle lens was used on this shot, it would be difficult to keep the edges dead straight…
…and a standard to short telephoto lens would have been used for this next shot due to distortion but could also be due to space limitation. If the room you are shooting in is too small, a long telephoto would be no good.
A smallish aperture of around f5.6 or f8 is used here too, to keep most of the objects in focus whereas in this next image, a wide aperture is used to throw any distracting background out of focus…
It is worth investing in a wide aperture lens such as f1.4 or f2.8 for just this reason.
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