Recommendation for a wide angle lens for indoor shoot


cczach

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Hi all,

Can anyone recommend me a good wide angle lens for indoor shoot? Specifically for real estate photography. Preferably to capture as many details as possible.

Thank you!
 

one eye jack

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Hi all,

Can anyone recommend me a good wide angle lens for indoor shoot? Specifically for real estate photography. Preferably to capture as many details as possible.

Thank you!
Hi and welcome to cs,

We cannot advise you because your question is lacking in details like
1. What brand camera model dslr or mirrorless are you using?

2. Your budget if you have one.
3. Your idea of capturing as many details as possible which I think you mean of the interiors of houses or apartments.

This idea of many details is erroneous because while you can capture everything with a fish-eye lens ( 180 degrees or more coverage) may not give the best in visual presentation.What most pros suggest is to highlight certain features or details in a room which gives more pleasant view in terms of frame composition.Not to forget lighting and if you think of only using natural or window light it will be challenging although new cameras have better low light performance now.

I think reading how to shoot real estate online and learning from youtube videos is more beneficial.Plenty of ideas and examples. Especially regarding gear ,lighting and shooting angles. :)

Ps I don't even want to recommend any lens as knowing the basics is
more important and you can make your own judgement and choice as to what gear you need to do the job.
 

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cczach

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apologize for the lack of information.
1. it is a Nikon D5300. Im using the kit lens 18-35mm and find that even at 18mm it's still not wide enough
2. Budget less than $500, i ok with pre own
3. Yes interior of houses.

Ok, to give an example, due the layout of the house, when taking let's say a living room, I would like to include the sofa set and TV in one single shot at a certain angle. But sometimes the house's layout doesnt allow me to capture these details into a single shot. I thought a wide angle lens might help.

Definitely not looking at fish-eye lenses as the images are too distorted.
 

one eye jack

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Actually search results listed 18-35mm as suitable real estate lens.:) Ok for fullframe camera 14-24mm lens but since you are using D5300 an apsc sensor then it is a 10-20mm zoom. I think with $500 budget can buy preowned or try your luck new in shops.3rd. party brands like sigma or tamron but I don't know if they are autofocus or not.Both have good reviews.

Meanwhile check out the articles below they are helpful.Good luck.:)

https://expertphotography.com/10-tips-for-consistently-great-real-estate-photography/

The Basics of Real Estate Photography for Interior Photos
https://www.digitalphotomentor.com/basics-real-estate-photography-interior-photos/amp/
 

cczach

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Actually search results listed 18-35mm as suitable real estate lens.:) Ok for fullframe camera 14-24mm lens but since you are using D5300 an apsc sensor then it is a 10-20mm zoom. I think with $500 budget can buy preowned or try your luck new in shops.3rd. party brands like sigma or tamron but I don't know if they are autofocus or not.Both have good reviews.

Meanwhile check out the articles below they are helpful.Good luck.:)

https://expertphotography.com/10-tips-for-consistently-great-real-estate-photography/

The Basics of Real Estate Photography for Interior Photos
https://www.digitalphotomentor.com/basics-real-estate-photography-interior-photos/amp/
Thank you!