Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 26 Jan 2010 (Tuesday) 23:42
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Architectural Photographers- What do you shoot with?

 
Architective
Member
183 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2009
     
Jan 26, 2010 23:42 |  #1

I am curious the combination of lenses that most architectural photographers shoot with. What percentage prefer the tilt/shift versus standard lenses? Primes? Please consider both EF and EF-S combos for those of us who have not stepped up to the FF camera...

I am leaving this topic fairly vague on purpose, hoping to drum up some different opinions on the the topic.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'image/png' | Byte size: ZERO



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Mark-B
Goldmember
Avatar
2,248 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Louisiana
     
Jan 27, 2010 00:22 |  #2

I'll start by saying that I absolutely do not consider myself to be an architectural photographer. I'm more a landscape and sunset guy who happens to take a picture of a building every now and then.

Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

IMAGE: http://www.msbphoto.com/img/v6/p542340881-5.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.msbphoto.com/img/v7/p905373886-5.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.msbphoto.com/img/v1/p236842838-5.jpg

Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

IMAGE: http://www.msbphoto.com/img/v4/p969486216-5.jpg

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


Sigma 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DC HSM

IMAGE: http://www.msbphoto.com/img/v8/p910956401-5.jpg

Mark-B
msbphoto.comexternal link

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
timecube
Member
Avatar
160 posts
Joined Aug 2009
     
Jan 27, 2010 01:45 |  #3

Mark-B wrote in post #9479815 (external link)
QUOTED IMAGE

Love this shot, one of the many that swayed me towards the 17-55 :).


 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Joaaso
Senior Member
Avatar
555 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
     
Jan 27, 2010 05:58 |  #4

Haven't tried any tilt shifts yet (would love to have one though), so what I've been using so far is 16-35 mk2, 17-55, 60mm macro and my 200mm prime actually!

16-35

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2985896383_c12133293e.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157614982269498/  (external link)

60mm macro
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/3577307602_7695486375.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157614982269498/  (external link)


17-55
IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2523/3781664339_1ba39b04d6.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157614982269498/  (external link)

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR


200 f2.8L
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

aaso-photography (external link) | Flickr (external link)
5D Mk IV | 5D Mk II
EF 24-70/4L | EF 24-105/4L | Samyang 14/2.8 | TS-E 24/3.5L II | EF 35/1.4L II | EF 85/1.8 | EF 135/2L | EF 200/2.8L II | 1,4x TC

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ken2000ac
Goldmember
1,390 posts
Likes: 627
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Edinburgh, UK
     
Jan 27, 2010 06:14 |  #5

Joaaso those are truly some remarkable shots, especially 4 & 5.

Personally, I would LOVE own a new 24mmTS-EmkII, however I've already got that FL covered twice, so I cannot justify it right now. Even though it has abilities beyond what can be replicated in PS, it's ability to correct perspective can be done fairly easily. I find that most of my landscape shots get a small perspective tweak anyhow. Joaaso's #5 shot looks to be an excellent example of this.

In other words, for the casual architectural & landscape photographer, I should think I normal UWA would suffice.

For instance, although not the best example:

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4030526653_82f65459d0.jpg

flickr (external link)
5DSR | 5D II | 1N RS | TS-E 24L II | 85L II | 135L | 2X III

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
zincozinco
-Followers of Fidget-
Avatar
4,420 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2007
Location: AndalucĂ­a
     
Jan 27, 2010 06:39 |  #6

wow guys, nice shots - im subscribing, no archie yet but sure it will come!


Living the life, overexposing...
Web (external link), Blog (external link) Name: Mike, Maik, Micke or just zinco.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Joaaso
Senior Member
Avatar
555 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
     
Jan 27, 2010 07:23 |  #7

ken2000ac wrote in post #9480830 (external link)
Joaaso those are truly some remarkable shots, especially 4 & 5.

Personally, I would LOVE own a new 24mmTS-EmkII, however I've already got that FL covered twice, so I cannot justify it right now. Even though it has abilities beyond what can be replicated in PS, it's ability to correct perspective can be done fairly easily. I find that most of my landscape shots get a small perspective tweak anyhow. Joaaso's #5 shot looks to be an excellent example of this.

thanks! If anything I'd have to get my boss to buy a TS-E for the firm (that's where I have access to the 16-35 as well.. on a 5D), but I'm not sure wich I would recommend him then.. I would guess we would need a 17 or 24, but at the same time, we need something longer than 35 as well.. anyway, I dont think our economy has room for new camera gear at the moment:p

about perspective correction; I often don't correct the perspective completely, I just reduce the effect.. cause when it starts to look like an isometric view, it'll look very unnatural also.. but I use PS alot for perspective correction when using these lenses, so a TS-E lens would be nice
----
oh and sorry for the double-post earlier.. I was doing like 4 things at the same time:p


aaso-photography (external link) | Flickr (external link)
5D Mk IV | 5D Mk II
EF 24-70/4L | EF 24-105/4L | Samyang 14/2.8 | TS-E 24/3.5L II | EF 35/1.4L II | EF 85/1.8 | EF 135/2L | EF 200/2.8L II | 1,4x TC

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Architective
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
183 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2009
     
Jan 27, 2010 12:17 as a reply to  @ Mark-B's post |  #8

I'm loving this shot Mark-B. The 17-55 f.2.8 seems to be a very popular lens for this use. I am researching my next lens possibilities and had originally considered a Tamron 18-270 because of the flexibility of the range, but it appears like the IQ drops off. I would like a little more reach than a 17-55 offers. I am currently shooting with an 18-55 and it feels limiting for detail type of shots. Any other lens in that category with a little more reach like the 15-85? EF-S.

http://www.msbphoto.co​m/img/v7/p905373886-5.jpg (external link)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
breal101
Goldmember
2,724 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Aug 2006
     
Jan 27, 2010 12:28 |  #9

My favorite lenses for architecture are the 24mm TS-E and the 45mm TS-E. I'm old school and key stoning is not my personal fave. It can work well at times but I prefer having the perspective control available. If I could afford to switch to the TS-E II I would but the economy needs to pick up a little first.


"Try to go out empty and let your images fill you up." Jay Maisel

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhilF
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,737 posts
Likes: 500
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Valencia, CA
     
Jan 27, 2010 13:04 |  #10

I work in the architecture for 18 years now and the wide shot pics are nice and artsy but in my experience,the good once that are helpful to designers and architects are shots that doesn't have too much of that wide effect that distorts the heights and measurements of the structure itself.


http://philfernandezph​otography.com (external link)
http://www.philfashion​photography.com (external link)
https://www.instagram.​com/philfernimagery/ (external link)
https://www.facebook.c​om/philfphotography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Wilt
Reader's Digest Condensed version of War and Peace [POTN Vol 1]
Avatar
41,844 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 2589
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Belmont, CA
     
Jan 27, 2010 14:20 |  #11

There are compositional advantages to be had when using a shift lens, which are just NOT possible to reproduce with a conventional lens and camera position!

Shot with a conventional 24mm lens on Canon 40D, with camera level to avoid converging verticals...

IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/IMG_3823.jpg

Shot with a shifted 24mm lens, with camera higher than with conventional lens, with camera level to avoid converging verticals...
IMAGE: http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i63/wiltonw/IMG_3822.jpg


These are quick shots taken just minutes ago in my family room, to illustrate the advantage to using shift lens, rather than making do with a conventional lens. I rarely shoot architectural shots with an ordinary lens because of the advantages! In these two shots, I got rid of the distraction of the low voltage lighting transformer on the ceiling, and I could capture the foreground, without inducing converging verticals.

You need to give me OK to edit your image and repost! Keep POTN alive and well with member support https://photography-on-the.net/forum/donate.p​hp
Canon dSLR system, Olympus OM 35mm system, Bronica ETRSi 645 system, Horseman LS 4x5 system, Metz flashes, Dynalite studio lighting, and too many accessories to mention

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
Avatar
75,877 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2528
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
     
Jan 27, 2010 19:10 |  #12

Architective wrote in post #9482660 (external link)
I'm loving this shot Mark-B. The 17-55 f.2.8 seems to be a very popular lens for this use. I am researching my next lens possibilities and had originally considered a Tamron 18-270 because of the flexibility of the range, but it appears like the IQ drops off. I would like a little more reach than a 17-55 offers. I am currently shooting with an 18-55 and it feels limiting for detail type of shots. Any other lens in that category with a little more reach like the 15-85? EF-S.

http://www.msbphoto.co​m/img/v7/p905373886-5.jpg (external link)

Your image was too large according to the IMAGE POSTING RULES


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Architective
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
183 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2009
     
Jan 27, 2010 19:55 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #13

I quoted another's post. Thanks for noticing.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Architective
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
183 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2009
     
Feb 23, 2010 23:04 as a reply to  @ Architective's post |  #14

Any other favorite lenses? I'm probably a while from buying a TS lens, so I need something for the interim. It seems like some of the best images on this page were with the 17-55 f/2.8. How important is the f/2.8 for composed, architectural type shooting?

I've talked myself out of getting an all-around 18-270-esque lens in favor of sharpness. Any other lens favorites comparable with the 17-55?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
toxic
Goldmember
3,498 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Nov 2008
Location: California
     
Feb 24, 2010 00:49 |  #15

The "best" images on this page are probably from the 17-55 because more casual photographers are less inclined to purchase such an expensive lens. The f/2.8 is not a necessity. The lens did not make those shots good.

One way or another, you will need a lens starting around 15-17mm, if not wider. You could also look into manual focus shift lenses...there are a few, though I don't know if any qualify as wide on an APS-C camera.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

7,328 views & 0 likes for this thread
Architectural Photographers- What do you shoot with?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is heflerbj
912 guests, 306 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.