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Hello.
I am wondering if any of you alpha fans take real estate photos?

My silent partner (wife) wants me to strongly consider a used lens.

Most of the properties I foresee shooting are condos and under 5000sqft houses.

Any suggestions for something around $400
 

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How on earth did you convince your wife to be your silent partner?

Sorry, I can't recommend a Sony/Minolta lens for you, but I agree with the boss; you should look for a used lens. Lenses can hold up for a long time, barring mishandling.
 

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Just make absolutely sure you can buy on condition you find it acceptable and when you get the lens shoot a bunch of test shots at all f stops. I went through 2 new sigma 10-20mm lenses which had terrible distortion before finally accepting one.
 

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Dont go cheap for business purposes. If this is for business it should pay for itself.
 
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Hi all,.

Thanks for all the fantastic advice. It looks like Im researching tokina 11-16. Sigma 10-20 f3.5 and tamron 10-24.

I do 360 panos with a samyang 8mm fisheye as well.

I hope I can earn enough to upgrade to a full frame........lol dreading it but it will be better equipment hehe.

Thanks again everyone!!!!

Have a great weekend.
 

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I have theTamron and really enjoy it. However I need a 2 upgrade to faster glass and have seen some good reviews for the Tonika 10-16mm. Just need to research on prices for myself.
 
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How on earth did you convince your wife to be your silent partner?

Sorry, I can't recommend a Sony/Minolta lens for you, but I agree with the boss; you should look for a used lens. Lenses can hold up for a long time, barring mishandling.

Lol silent partner I wish hehe.
I can't determine what would be the best lense in regards to quality and meet my criterias but I have always agreed with you get what you pay for so I am going to set up a meeting with my partner to negotiate the budget lol.

Ty for your advice.
 
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Thanks for the link!!

I think I like the tokina 11-16
 

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Real Estate photography in my area of eastern Canada is done with medium format digital and virtual reality tour software.
 

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How on earth did you convince your wife to be your silent partner?

Sorry, I can't recommend a Sony/Minolta lens for you, but I agree with the boss; you should look for a used lens. Lenses can hold up for a long time, barring mishandling.

Lol silent partner I wish hehe.
I can't determine what would be the best lense in regards to quality and meet my criterias but I have always agreed with you get what you pay for so I am going to set up a meeting with my partner to negotiate the budget lol.

Ty for your advice.

For another $200 you can buy brand new on a sigma 10-20 f3.5. You can get the sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 for about $475. The 10-20 f4-5.6 would be fine for what you are needing since it would mostly be tripod work anyway so you would not really need the f3.5.
 
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Hi guys thanks for the replies. Much appreciated. I think am going to save up and buy a new tokina or good used one that I can try before I buy. Have great weekend.
 

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