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Choosing a Lens for Real Estate Photography

These lenses are still great for lifestyle and creative work, however, you will still need a good quality wide-angle lens for your real estate photo-shoots. 

A wide angle lens is essential for real estate photography
A wide angle lens is essential for real estate photography.

Focal Length

If you plan to use a full-frame camera for your real estate photography services, the minimum focal length required is 15-17mm. If you plan to use a small frame/cropped sensor for your real estate photography, the minimum focal length required is 10-12mm.

You won’t be shooting at the lens’ widest setting all the time for real estate shoots, but it’s good to have the extra width in case you need it for tricky shots such as in ensuites, walk-in robes, pantries, etc.

Most interior real estate shots will be taken at a focal length of between 18-22mm on a full-frame or 14-18mm on a cropped sensor. 

Note: This article is an extract from the resources on the Education page on the Real Estate Photography Club website.

To learn more about real estate photography, please visit our platforms:

https://www.hausphotomedia.com/ — Company Website

https://realestatephotographer.club/ — An online community for Real Estate Photographers.