Best lens for real estate photography

2 months 2 weeks ago #678637 by Noah J
For those of you that shoot real estate photography, can I ask what is the most common lens you use the most?


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2 months 2 weeks ago #678745 by Greg Friedman
Interiors?  Go as wide as you can, something between 10mm and 24mm.  That will allow you to get into those tight spaces and make it look big. 


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2 months 2 weeks ago #678750 by Nikon Shooter
I don't think this is a proper approach.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #678784 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Noah

There is a heck of a lot more to R.E images than lens focal length
If you want to start with a lens - my 100% would be to get a lens with an angle of view of 80 to 90 deg. More than this you will see large amounts of distortion of furniture / walls / windows etc.

Overall you need to create spunky images with perfect verticals, excellent brightness & tonal range across the room being photographed, and at the same time balancing internal light levels with external light levels

I would also suggest that you spend time =before you spend money= with examining as many other photographer's results techniques and tricks, as you will need to equal their skills before you start to gain your own clients

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
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2 months 2 weeks ago #678790 by Brisbane-Wedding-Photographer
As a Nikon shooter, I got myself the Nikon 14-24mm 2.8. It actually has less distortion than the 14mm prime. It's a gorgeous lens.

I find that I pretty much want to shoot every room as wide as possible, so I'm always at 14mm.

If you can get more interior design type work, then you can start being more creative with your photography. But for general real estate, they just want to "show the space".

The real learning curve for me was to start using a strobe and flash filling the rooms. This way you can balance the outside window views with the interiors and spend less time blending exposures.

Good luck.


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2 months 1 week ago #678977 by fmw
I have never shot real estate professionally but my choice would be a wide angle perspective control lens.  The wider the better.  You can do some perspective control in software.  It isn't quite the same but it can serve if necessary.


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2 months 1 week ago #679264 by Robert Chen
14-24mm will do you just fine

Nikon D300 24-70mm f2.8
70-200mm f2.8
50mm f1.4 & 50mm f1.8
105mm f2.8
2 SB800

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