Top 3 Must Have Lenses For Real Estate Photography
Looking to get into the real estate photography business?
There is something you need to understand before you do. Now there are a lot of photographers out there that will tell you “it’s the person behind the camera that takes great pictures, not the camera.” In most other instances in the photography industry this is true. But to bring out the best in your photos, when it comes to real estate photography, you will need the right equipment. The camera itself isn’t what is important in this situation (as long as you have a DSLR that is), it’s the lens. And you are not going to get very far as a real estate photographer if you don’t go out there and buy an ultra wide angle lens. So with that being said let’s get started…
1. Nikkor AF-S 14-24 f/2.8 G ED – This is by far the best wide angle lens ever made for a DSLR. It is ridiculously sharp and the distortion is almost non existent. I suggest only using this lens with a full frame camera. This way you get the most of the rooms you are shooting.
2. Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-S – Some people may be confused about why I chose a prime lens like this for real estate photography. The answer is: details. After every shoot I like to walk around the property and shoot some details.
3. Sigma 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 EX DC HSM – This is a great wide angle lens if you are either a) on a budget or b) using a crop sensor camera. F/8 is the sweet spot. Use it wisely.
You can use the 2 wide angle lenses to create a virtual tour but I suggest looking for a specialty lens that takes a 360 panorama photo in one shot.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.