I like using a wide angle lens in close because it gives a very natural perspective to the object. Renently, I have been considering trying out a Fuji X100T for this very reason. The idea is to have a very quick and easy to set up system for doing occasional object stills without a lot of fuss.
The Gary Fong Powergrid adapter provides a very narrow beam for dramatic lighting effects, and coupled with a camera flash, the lighting system couldn't be any simpler.
|My basic mini studio kit for this set up: A Fuji X-T1 with 23mm lens and Nikon 5T 1.5x close up filter, a Nikon SB-900, Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Snoot with PowerGrid, and a set of Yongnuo RF-603NII-N1 wireless remotes.|
|For all of these shots the flash was sitting on its side off to the left and positioned to glance off the face of the subject. Exposure was f/1.4-f/2.|
The Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Snoot With PowerGrid can be ordered from:
The Yongnuo RF-603NII-N1 wireless remote can be ordered from: