Which type of lens do you use for your culinary photography?
I am addicted to prime lenses! If you know me or if you came to one of my workshops, you know that I never used and probably will never want to use zoom lenses and that I tend to stick to my 50mm for all my culinary works.
Ok, this post is not about turning you a prime lens lover, but to show you the difference between these three lenses:
Nikon 50 mm f 1.8, Sigma Art 35 f 1.4 and Tamron 90mm Macro
Nikon 50mm f 1.8
This lens is perfect for any type of style ( almost ), its focus never misses the shot and it covers a wide area ( from the book to the top of the matcha latte on this shot ); I call it the SAFE LENS, as it performs really good without a tripod ( I shot this without my inseparable trips actually hihi ), the photo will be sharp most of the time. It will work perfectly for flatlays and won't deform your images.
SIGMA Art 35mm f 1.4
Can you already spot the difference?
It is a bit deformed isn't it? Don't get me wrong, I love this lens, it is magic and perfect for lifestyle, travel and maybe a more creative way of photoshooting. I use this lens so much and the reason is that it allows me to take bright and sharp photos in extremely low light conditions, very convenient for example when I need to get some lifestyle shots in dark bars or restaurants.
Tamron 90mm Macro
This lens is a macro lens and after 6 years using it, I think it performs much better focusing on details and small objects. That makes sense :-) it's made to provide complete attention to the main subject of the situation. I love it though. If I think about the reason why I bought it....I have to lough! I wanted to take photos of insects ah ah ah. So, if you need to take photos of wider scenes or flatlays, no, this is not the lens you want to go for.