12-11-2019 02:32 AM
I shoot with a 5D MKIV and have a nice variety of lenses for portraits and wildlife, but the one thing I lack is a lens wide enough to get an entire room in frame(one client I contacted is asking for this). I just need something under $500(generally USM, gold ring) for the time being so I can get my portfolio going and pick up some basic gigs. Eventually I will invest in better glass once I get more work.
Do you have any favorite lower cost lenses that you use?
12-11-2019 10:21 AM
You've got a great camera. Real Estate photography.
Plenty of lens options.
Super cheap pancakes
Wide to ultra wide zooms
I would go with a 17-40 F4. EF mount, L glass will pair well with your 5D4. You'll have plenty of wide angle at 17 and can zoom up to 40 when captuing rooms.
One mistake I see alot of real estate people make is going too wide. While I realize giving the impression of space is important, I see alot of images that appear un-natural. That's a whole other discussion. Hope this gets you started.
12-11-2019 10:55 AM
"Do you have any favorite lower cost lenses that you use?"
Not only a favorite but perhaps the better lens, the Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens for Canon.
"...I will invest in better glass..."
You won't have to, why buy twice when once will do?
12-11-2019 10:07 PM - edited 12-11-2019 10:24 PM
I certainly respect Ebiggs1 experience - if he recommends a lens it's worth looking into.
For what it's worthScott Hargis is arguably one of the top real estate photographers in the USA. He wrote a book called "Lighting Interiors" and said that his go-to lens was the Canon 17-40L. I have used the same lens for photographing real estate work.
12-12-2019 11:09 AM
The EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens is a good lens. I used one for years. I mistakenly sold it and upgraded to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. And that lens is the reason I went searching for another "upgrade". I found the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens. Normally I don't recommend any lens from Tokina but this one is different. The only thing that I would suspect is its durability but so far it has done exactly what it should. Its IQ is fantastic.
The EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens is an older design. It has a reasonable price. Decent IQ but you give up a stop.
12-12-2019 11:24 AM
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