Camera for still-life photography

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Mmokgo
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Hi. Would like to know which camera to use and should I use 85mm lenses or 35mm lenses when shooting still life photographs
 
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John
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Sensor format? Required depth of field? How large is the still life?

I recently did some still life's of sea shell which were about an inch long (or 25mm for our younger readers). I used my 90 mm lens on a APS-C camera. If my subject had been a foot across (300mm), I would have used a shorter focal length lens.
 

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Lu-Tze (or Chris)
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Light is probably the most important thing in still life, lens choice probably depends on how much space you have to shoot in but a "standard" lens (e.g. 50mm on full-frame) is probably a good place to start.
 
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Chris
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Won't still life photography , technique, lighting ,choice of camera , lens etc be covered in your lectures?
 
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