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p.1 #1 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


I shoot weddings and portraits, but want to start doing some architecture/realestate work for a local realestate agent. They basically want me to shoot clients homes for their web and magazine adds.

I'm a recent Canon convert (always had Nikon before) and was wondering if there were suggestions as to what in the Canon line up might be an ideal lens for this work. Something with low distortion, wide angle and a bit on the economy side would be great. Any favorites out there?




Jan 31, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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p.1 #2 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


17 TS-E is pretty much the ideal lens for your stated purpose. Slap a 1.4 TC on there as well, and it doubles as a 24TS-E.





Jan 31, 2013 at 06:48 PM
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p.1 #3 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


More than likely you'll see way more use from the 24mm TS-E than the 17. The 24mm is the better lens overall and it's more often the right focal length than the 17, which is really really wide. The problem with shooting rooms especially, is that you don't know when you're going to need both of them, and if you're at all picky, you probably won't be happy with a t/s + converter. It works, but at the expense of resolution and more importantly, distortion. Of course, either lens is over two grand, so it may not be within your budget. In the long run, if you can afford it, you won't regret either lens - or both.


Feb 01, 2013 at 08:28 AM
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p.1 #4 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


Hoping to start with something for a little less$$$. Would be nice though.


Feb 01, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #5 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


A few Quick Suggestions:

You might consider a third party TS lens. Less costly.

Consider: samyang-24mm-f3-5-tilt-shift-lens

Also consider renting a lens if the project is short duration.






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p.1 #6 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


What is the client's expectation? If all they want is some photos use whatever is wide enough.

You wouldn't need a TS-E unless you are expected to produce specific kind of photos.

It's likely your lighting will be much more important than what lens you are using...



Feb 02, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #7 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


gotak wrote:
What is the client's expectation? If all they want is some photos use whatever is wide enough.

You wouldn't need a TS-E unless you are expected to produce specific kind of photos.

It's likely your lighting will be much more important than what lens you are using...


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Feb 03, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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p.1 #8 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


A lot really depends on what the expectations are for the photos you're going to be taking. If it's higher end work, then, you'll be expected to have tilt shift lenses, but if it's typical down and dirty real estate stuff for newspaper and MLS types of images, you can get away with a lens like the 17-40 and not worry too much about corrections, although you can do a pretty good job in Ps as well. Most of those types of shots have little or no lighting, and the trend for several years now is to use ambient available lighting more and more, which seems to work extraordinarily well with digital. Shoot raw and bracket like hell. The 17-40 is cheap too.


Feb 03, 2013 at 05:16 AM
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p.1 #9 · Canon lens to start with for Architecture


for real estate get the 17-40 no doubt, assuming you are using a FF body.


Feb 04, 2013 at 11:22 PM





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