February 28th, 2016
I LOVE my 24mm pc lens but when I try to use it to shoot an entire listing I find I am having to compromise the composition in certain situations. I end up going back to my car and getting my 14-24mm. Thoughts?
I can certainly identify with that. Although I’ve never used a tilt-shift lens, I did shoot with only a 24mm prime lens for many years and was able to get by, but after I got my 16-35mm along wil a full frame Canon 1Ds, in 2003, I felt liberated.
While 24mm is clearly the sweet spot for shooting interiors, having the flexibility using a wide-angle zoom that goes wider than 24mm is important. At the same time, learning restraint when using a wide-angle zoom is important and difficult. When I first got my 16-35mm lens when I was shooting my wife’s listings, she was always complaining that large rooms looked like bowling alleys and sending me back to reshoot. It took me a long time to learn restraint. I still find myself going wider than is necessary.
Could you live with a fixed 24mm (effective) for shooting interiors?