November 5th, 2015
- I recently opened a real estate agency and looking to buy a DSLR kit. I was looking to buy D7200 with the Nikkor 10-24mm, a tripod and a flash.
- I’m taking a photo class to learn but we mostly learn how to use the camera for portrait photo and the teacher doesn’t know much about real estate photography – lol.
- My problem is that most real estate listings websites don’t let you post photos bigger than 8 Mb and resolution of 1280×860, if is more then they crop it.
- Also I would like to know how wide is too much, because clients don’t like to see the rooms looking so big, and when they come see it is smaller. Any suggestion there?
The Nikon D7200 is a good choice for real estate shooting. However, the Sigma 10-20 mm is as good or better lens than the Nikon 10-24 mm for about half the price. See the PFRE lens table on the blog for all the lens alternatives.
For a summary of resources to learn real estate photography here on the PFRE blog see the FAQ page.
Yes, all real estate listing sites restrict photo size. You just have to live with it. The best approach is to provide listing photos exactly the size specified by the listing site in sRGB color space (the color space used on the web).
When shooting real estate a good practice is to keep your lens between about 20 mm and 24 mm effective focal length (that would be 14 mm and 16 mm on a D7200 since the D7200 has a multiplier of 1.5 because of the sensor size). For more insights on wide-angle real estate shooting see this video.