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Sep 20, 2017 09:14 |  #1

I shoot portraits mainly, but have been getting requests for real estate. I really love my prime lenses (24mm art, 50 art, 135L, 100 Macro), but for real estate, I know 16-35 is more of a better fit. Do any of you shoot real estate with prime lenses? If so, which ones?


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Sep 20, 2017 09:26 |  #2

My wife and I do real estate shots, and I cannot see where a prime is helpful. You need flexibility as each room is different in size and shape. I would get a very good zoom lens.

If you have FF, then a 16-35 or the Sigma 12-24.

If you have a crop, then 10-22, 10-18, Tokina 11-16 (careful with fringing on the edges of the frame), or the Sigma 8-16 (just recently acquired).

You aren't going to want to constantly change lenses (time, wear and tear, etc), so either you go with a prime UWA and do alot of post cropping, or get a more versatile zoom, shoot a bit wide, but then have the flexibility of framing for each room.

I am sure some might shoot with primes, but they perhaps also have multiple bodies that are already mounted with primes.

Also, we recently added the AD200 strobes to the collection, and they act as very bright floor lamps for us, or a large softbox behind us. We strategically place these in the scene to light upwards (power at 1/32 or so), or at a wall behind us, and control with the X1T. This is a very portable and versatile kit for real estate shots now.

Here is a thought, use your primes in your own house... :)


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Sep 20, 2017 09:51 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #3

Great points! zoom it is. lol

I actually have two AD200s. My favorite flash/strobes. Just need to practice the more flambient exposures.


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Sep 20, 2017 09:58 |  #4

I just added the 8-16 to the collection (my wife uses the SL2), and if it works well, the 11-16 will go up for sale, as it just isn't wide enough for master baths, etc. However the issue currently is that the 8-16 really distorts at the edges, so counters seem really long, we still have to be very careful about framing.


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Sep 20, 2017 12:27 |  #5

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I just added the 8-16 to the collection (my wife uses the SL2), and if it works well, the 11-16 will go up for sale, as it just isn't wide enough for master baths, etc. However the issue currently is that the 8-16 really distorts at the edges, so counters seem really long, we still have to be very careful about framing.

I may be interested in your 16-35 then. lol


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Sep 20, 2017 17:31 as a reply to  @ ready2go's post |  #6

I don't have one, but this just popped over on FredMiranda...

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/15085​78 (external link)

I am afraid though in smaller homes, this won't be wide enough for some of the rooms.


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Sep 20, 2017 18:52 |  #7

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18456748 (external link)
I don't have one, but this just popped over on FredMiranda...

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/15085​78 (external link)

I am afraid though in smaller homes, this won't be wide enough for some of the rooms.


Just bought a 16-35 f4 on Amazon. ☺


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Sep 20, 2017 19:10 |  #8

Have fun with the new toy!


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Sep 24, 2017 14:02 |  #9

Only primes . Canon T/S - 17, 24-II and 35 TS (old FD converted to EOS).




  
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Oct 07, 2017 13:56 |  #10

I seriously can’t even imagine shooting real estate with a prime. I much prefer to go as long as I can, when I can.


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Oct 13, 2017 11:09 |  #11

aboudd wrote in post #18459445 (external link)
Only primes . Canon T/S - 17, 24-II and 35 TS (old FD converted to EOS).

Yep, same here. To me getting things like verticals and lighting right is far more important than focal length, especially on a high megapixel body like a 5DSR or Sony A7R II where you can crop to suit. I shoot all T/S with the exception of a 50mm prime for "artsy" detail shots.


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Dec 06, 2017 09:51 |  #12

Absolutely. Canon 17mm TSE and 24mm TSE are life savers. If you aren't using tilt shifts for real estate, it's a nice way to get above your competition. Most customers can't understand why my images feel better, but they notice the difference!




  
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Dec 06, 2017 11:09 |  #13

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Absolutely. Canon 17mm TSE and 24mm TSE are life savers. If you aren't using tilt shifts for real estate, it's a nice way to get above your competition. Most customers can't understand why my images feel better, but they notice the difference!

I'm not using any TSE lenses. Don't even know too much about it other then that it corrects vertical lines?


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Dec 08, 2017 11:26 |  #14

conraderb wrote in post #18511854 (external link)
Absolutely. Canon 17mm TSE and 24mm TSE are life savers. If you aren't using tilt shifts for real estate, it's a nice way to get above your competition. Most customers can't understand why my images feel better, but they notice the difference!

good point, using my 24mm TS-E a lot for architecture, more even than my 17-40mm (FF)


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Dec 08, 2017 11:27 |  #15

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I'm not using any TSE lenses. Don't even know too much about it other then that it corrects vertical lines?

they're expensive :)
and yes they correct verticals, and yes you can tilt your focus plane, and yes they allow for perfect panorama's.


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