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    Lens for interior room photos..

    I am looking for suggestions on a good lens for taking interior room shots. These are basically for an interior design company, we want the images to make the space feel large while minimizing the fisheye effect.
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    Well, then an ultra wide angle would be your friend. I have Tokina 11-16/2.8. At 11mm, the smallest place seems pretty roomy, due to its distortion. You would need to correct some of the vertical lines in software afterward, but I think you would need that with all UWA lenses. I've never tried, but heard good things about Sigma 8-16mm. Even wider, though a little slower (aperture wise).

    Maybe 8-16mm is a better range, quite noticeable difference between 8 and 11 mm.
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    Nikon 14-24.

    Done.


    In all seriousness, you need to worry about distortion. The 14-24 is about as good as it gets in this area. If you cannot afford it, I would look into renting it.


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    Having shot some indoor shots myself, I'd feel a little limited by 14mm in tight spots on a cropped sensor.
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    I suggest you rent a lens and see how wide you need. Get a widest one and see. If the focal length cannot cover the field of view you want, you may need to stitch the photos.


    Take a look at this. (The photographer use a 24mm TS lens and maybe a full frame camera)

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    I was gong to suggest 24mm T/S like Dao. That is what most of the successful architectural photographers use.
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    For a tilt shift I wuold go with the wider angle models, like the canon 17 or the nikon 16. I had a friend that got the 24 and returned it the next day because it was not wide enough for him. With the 17 from canon you effectively get a 12mm view. Not to shabby for full frame.

    Of course OP you never mentioned what camera you have or that you even have one at all.
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    It seems many of the replies assume he is on a FF body.. But on a crop sensor 14/17mm is just not *that* wide.. I doubt the effect the OP is looking for will be achieved. On a crop sensor, the Sigma 8-16 does incredible things to interior space.. But as someone said earlier, you do have to correct somewhat for distortion in post. But you'll have to do that regardless. I suggest renting it and giving it a go, if you are indeed on a crop sensor (APS-C) camera.

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    Sorry about that, I thought I had it in my sig.

    I use a d300 mostly but for wide angle I use a D700. We have Nikor 14mm and 14-24. The issue is the edge distortion stretching items and making them look out of place
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    Download a trial copy of Nikon Capture NX2 Nikon Imaging | Global Site | Capture NX 2 Trial Version - Download there is a distortion correction option in there that you'll love.
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