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Is the Canon 17-40mm L lens good for architecture and real estate photography - Absolutely. Keep in mind that especially at 17mm you will need to remove the barrel distortion in post processing. If you are especially worried about this, and want to take the extra time and attention that it requires, you might be interested in tilt shift lenses or perspective ...


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A semi fisheye or very wide angle may work for you, but you may well be better off using an edge-of-wideangle lens and panorama stitching or virtual tour software. Very wide angle lenses will invariably introduce what the eye/brain see as distortion. A panorame can be made to feel more normal even if it is effectively introducing distortions of its own (eg ...


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Shoot the details. The entire story of the building cannot be told by a wide angle shot. You look at the whole building, and you tell a story which everyone else can understand if they stand in front of it. You see, a postcard does the same. If you have actually walked into a historical building, see every detail of it, you "experienced" the place and its ...


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A halo like the ones on the image is always caused by subtle divergence of light coming from a source. Possible remedies: Good quality lenses have anti-reflection coatings on the lens elements to avoid light bouncing back and forth between two element, and lack of this could create this problem. You might need to upgrade your lens. Or, check if you are ...


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I would certainly suggest the 17-40L over the 16-35L if 95% of your photography is real estate interiors, you don't need f2.8 since the majority of your should will likely be in the f8 or above territory with a tripod for maximum depth of field. My only caution would be that the lens will have noticeable barrel distortion and get a bit soft at the edges, ...


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Start by cleaning the lens. A dirty lens may cause this, however it is also possible it is simply a property of your lens. If you can't get rid of it, either use a better lens or work around it by taking photos that don't have the lights directly in them.


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Legal questions are unique in that the best answers are usually more practically correct than technically correct. Based on the research I have done in the past you should be ok as long as it's a public place and if they don't keep you from taking the pictures you should be good to sell/publish/etc. However, even if you're technically in the clear that ...


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The expensive option is to use a full frame sensor camera (Canone EOS 5D for example) with a wide lens ( Canon EF 14mm L or a Canon 16-35mm L for flexibility). This combination provides a very good image quality and fast results. The cheap way is to use what ever lens/camera you have (Canon EOS 60D with a Canon efs 10-22mm, this should look like a 16mm ...


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For exterior shots, especially in close quarters (tight European streets, crowds, etc) I highly recommend very wide angle lens. Your 16-35 is just barely enough, the 10-20 might be better. The trick is to get very close to an interesting object, and allow the rest of the architecture to be 'supporting cast' to the object. Interesting angles are also very ...


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How near are the nearby buildings? With building exteriors, I've had good results with low-viewpoint wide-angle shots, with you crouching down or even laying on the ground. What's the lighting situation inside? You will likely be fighting against high contrast situations -- blown-out stained glass windows, but otherwise very dim interiors. For this, ...


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photographyforrealestate.net has a lot of good information. Probably the most important thing is to straighten your vertical lines. If you have a wall corner that's straight up and down in real life then it should be straight up and down in the picture; not curved or tilted as often happens with wide angle lenses that are raised too high and pointed ...



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