Suggestions for shooting jewelry and gemstones with a GH1


Jan 9, 2015

I am a beginner photographer with a Panasonic Lumix GH1 and am hoping for some advice on how to obtain sharper images, specifically when shooting loose gemstones and other small jewelry pieces.

I am limited on money right now, but am currently working with a 14-42mm Lumix kit lens and a Minolta 50mm/1.7 lens with adaptor. I am sure I need to purchase a different lens to get the job done well, but am not sure exactly sure where to start. I also utilize a photo tent and basic soft box lighting system.

Right now the photos are just too soft for my liking once cropped in post.

Any suggestions are helpful. Thanks in advance!