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Best lens for shooting real-estate (one lens for interiors and exteriors)?

 
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Sep 08, 2010 13:54 |  #16

If you have a budget of $700, a 17-40mm f/4L along with a couple of inexpensive flashes will work quite nicely as it concerns interior real-estate.


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Sep 08, 2010 16:26 |  #17

aeon wrote in post #10872671 (external link)
If you have a budget of $700, a 17-40mm f/4L along with a couple of inexpensive flashes will work quite nicely as it concerns interior real-estate.


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Was wanting to sell my 580ex II, to get money to buy the 5D, because the 50D sale will only fetch about $800. Should I keep that flash now?


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Sep 08, 2010 16:35 as a reply to  @ crobs808's post |  #18

I'm not a real estate photographer, so please take what I have to say with a grain of salt.

Honestly, I'm not sure if you'll really benefit from shooting at f/2.8. You're shooting interior, so wouldn't you want to shoot at a smaller f-stop (e.g., f/11)? Also, f/4 to f/2.8 is only one-stop difference. At low lighting as you described, f/2.8 is not even enough.

Instead, how about getting a tripod and a shutter release? Or would you not have enough room for a tripod for interior shots? If there's no room for tripod, you may need to get some flashes. If your budget doesn't allow for speedlights, you may want to try the cheapy flashes (e.g., Vivitar, Sunpak, Lumopro, etc).


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Sep 08, 2010 16:41 |  #19

Wait...I just found that the 17-35 is the same price as a 17-40, but the 17-35 goes down to 2.8. So why would anyone buy the 17-40? 5mm difference is no worth a whole light stop in my opinion. I hope I can find a 17-35 for around $500 :)


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Sep 08, 2010 16:46 |  #20

crobs808 wrote in post #10873666 (external link)
Wait...I just found that the 17-35 is the same price as a 17-40, but the 17-35 goes down to 2.8. So why would anyone buy the 17-40? 5mm difference is no worth a whole light stop in my opinion. I hope I can find a 17-35 for around $500 :)

Good luck on finding on for that price, since I have seen them in the $800-900 price range for the version 1 of them.


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Sep 08, 2010 19:55 |  #21

this is from this afternoon....14mm

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Sep 08, 2010 20:17 |  #22

I would think about off camera flash (http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/ (external link)) and a manual focus wide lens from the 70's. I have a Tokina 17mm 3.5 lens and with flash it is capable of very good indoor shots. The lens is about $100. Your Canon camera will work with Olympus, Nikon, M42, Pentax K, Contax/Yashica (Zeiss) mounts with a very inexpensive adapter.

SeattleSpeedster - that is a wonder interior photo and it appears a lot of attention to how the interior space was lighted.

I guess this implies that you keep your 50mm lens.


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Sep 08, 2010 21:11 |  #23

14L II great lens $$$$ but distortion is very well controlled


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Sep 08, 2010 21:16 |  #24

Hilarious, I did the exact same thing. 50D to 5D and looked for a real estate lens. I went with the Tamron 17-35 for now. The IQ is excellent for the price (around $250). Down the road I will probably get the 17-40L but I am in no rush.

As for flashes, look at the new Yongnuo's. Very inexpensive so you can buy like 4 of them for the cost of 1 580 EX II. Dont worry about the 2.8 aperture, you are going to need to shoot at least f5.6 to make sure everything is in focus so you are going to need multiple flashes. I have 3 now and will probably get 2 more.

Oh and for that 14L post...SHOWOFF!! :D




  
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Sep 08, 2010 21:30 |  #25

If you're serious about shooting real estate you should be getting a tilt-shift lens to avoid perspective distortion. If you're moving to full frame your best options would be the 17mm f/4 or the 24mm f/3.5.




  
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Sep 08, 2010 22:00 |  #26

canon 17-40 with flash should be fine.




  
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Sep 08, 2010 22:40 |  #27

Velorium wrote in post #10875245 (external link)
If you're serious about shooting real estate you should be getting a tilt-shift lens to avoid perspective distortion. If you're moving to full frame your best options would be the 17mm f/4 or the 24mm f/3.5.

I am "serious" about shooting real-estate. I hate when people say that to an OP when they have already stated they are on a budget. I do not have cash to burn, which means I have to sell something to buy something. At any given time I only ever have one body with one lens. If I want another body, I have to sell my current one. Same for the single lens I can afford to own, thus I can only afford to buy what I can sell my current gear for. I just sold my 580EX II for $380, and I plan on selling my Sigma 50mm 1.4 for around $400 (minimum), so I have $780 to use on a new lens, and the tilt-shift lenses are just out of my price range, like 3 or 4 times over.

So, I am "serious", but can only afford a 17-40 at the most right now, so I guess that is what I will get. the more jobs I get, the more money I will make and be able to trade up. You try supporting a wife and kid on 33K/yr (sorry, venting, no insult intended)

FYI - Also, you can avoid distortion with a regular lens if you rotate the lens from the middle of the barrel between shots, rather than the body from the tripod head. This is easy to do if you use a lens monopod rather than a tripod which mounts on the body. Since I am using flashes anyway, and PTGui Pro 8, to combine the shots, then no need to worry about camera shake or mismatching top and bottom. PTGui will just take care of all that automatically.


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Sep 08, 2010 22:50 |  #28

16-35mm helps with its f/2.8. 14mm L will be a very nice lens, to make the rooms bigger.


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Sep 08, 2010 22:52 |  #29

SiaoP wrote in post #10875765 (external link)
16-35mm helps with its f/2.8. 14mm L will be a very nice lens, to make the rooms bigger.

Yeah, and being made of money would be nice too ;)

(Think I am the only one on here without 12 lenses and 5 bodies)


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Sep 08, 2010 23:55 |  #30

crobs808 wrote in post #10875697 (external link)
I am "serious" about shooting real-estate. I hate when people say that to an OP when they have already stated they are on a budget. I do not have cash to burn, which means I have to sell something to buy something. At any given time I only ever have one body with one lens. If I want another body, I have to sell my current one. Same for the single lens I can afford to own, thus I can only afford to buy what I can sell my current gear for. I just sold my 580EX II for $380, and I plan on selling my Sigma 50mm 1.4 for around $400 (minimum), so I have $780 to use on a new lens, and the tilt-shift lenses are just out of my price range, like 3 or 4 times over.

So, I am "serious", but can only afford a 17-40 at the most right now, so I guess that is what I will get. the more jobs I get, the more money I will make and be able to trade up. You try supporting a wife and kid on 33K/yr (sorry, venting, no insult intended)

FYI - Also, you can avoid distortion with a regular lens if you rotate the lens from the middle of the barrel between shots, rather than the body from the tripod head. This is easy to do if you use a lens monopod rather than a tripod which mounts on the body. Since I am using flashes anyway, and PTGui Pro 8, to combine the shots, then no need to worry about camera shake or mismatching top and bottom. PTGui will just take care of all that automatically.

No malice intended, I didn't realize it was out of your own pocket as opposed to the company's.




  
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