I am mainly a web developer but now have become also a sort of a semi-pro photographer as well - shooting only portraits on my micro 4/3 system with only one lens - a beautiful Leica 25mm.
I have a client who is a landscape designer - pools, decks, fountains, flower beds - and badly needs her portfolio updated and we need to schedule a photo shoot. I am very tempted to buy wide angle lens and do it myself. I think I should buy one and not rent one because I need to learn how to use it, I have a month or so before the shoot.
I do not want to spend a fortune and am wondering if the Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO would be wide enough for this? I can buy it used for about $800CDN.
Also any other recommendations for a lens for this project considering:
- my level of experience
- the fact that it will all be outdoors in good weather with all the time in the world
- it could be used in other projects or resold easily after
...oh, and one more - I rent out my place on AirBnB and I would love to have better pictures of it. I know that 12mm will not be wide enough for that.
Edit: I did look at landscape photography recommendations, but this is more specific - this is photographing gardens and garden features ONLY, keeping in mind that I also have an amazing 25mm lens. I am ok with getting a wide prime, but one that I can resell easily later.
Edit 2: I do not photograph or plan on photographing real estate interiors anytime soon except for myself and for one property only.