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I have a camra question about a canon eos 50d. I have a

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I have a camra question about a canon eos 50d. I have a light box for taking watch pictures. What is the best lens for taking a picture of a watch laying flat that is 9 1/2" long and the camera distance should be about 12 " away?
JA: What's the make/model of your camera? How old is it?
Customer: canon eos 50d
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I wanted to get the correct lens and wondered what lens to get.
JA: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 3 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

A lens designed for Macro Photography, with 'Macro Lens' in its name, would be best.

E.g. a USM Macro Lens, or an HSM Macro Lens.

(Of course the lens should match the lens mount on your Canon EOS 50D.)

Some say that a 1x maximum magnification, for such a lens, is ideal.

If you need to include anything much in the background, short focal length is ideal, also. A longer focal length will limit background. Also, a longer focal length will blur the background more.

If you need specific names of lenses that would do for your needs and your camera model, as opposed to the above specifications, I will advise you further, if you let me know, please.