We are NOT camera people lol, we are artists who are trying to learn photogrammetry as fast as we can for creating digital art. We've searched but haven't found answers so here are our questions.
We have a regular old Canon 5i with standard 18-55 lens. This seems fine for most of what we do, we have a zoom lens as well for exterior work, We've heard you can use it as a macro lens but we can't get it to focus as close as we need it so we guess we need a macro lens.
We received a small grant that allowed us to purchase a very good computer/camera connected turntable and a high quality ring/flash with both lens and light polarizer filters which are amazing to remove shine and allow the high intensity flash to blow out any shadows.
As you can see in the picture below, sometimes we are shooting small pieces with even smaller details which require us to shoot extra close up shots as small as a bug. If you look on the shoulder of the sculpture you might be able to see a tiny fairy with wings on her shoulder for example.
You can see how close our rig let's us get and we need a macro lens that doesn't distort and will match the photos taken with our 18-55 stock lens. Small grant funds have run out lol, so we are looking for something we can pick up inexpensively new or used from ebay.
Help us ObiWan! What should we purchase???
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