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The Highest Rated Wide-Angle Zoom – Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

June 21st, 2018

I was watching Tony Northrup compare the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens to the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and realized that the Nikon 14-24mm has been considered the highest quality wide-angle zoom for as long as I can remember. But that has changed. DxOmark.com rates the Sony 16-35mm GM that was released about a year ago as the […]

Which Wacom Tablet Do You Use and Why?

June 7th, 2018

Pete in Seattle asked: In an effort to increase workflow, I’ve been evaluating a Wacom Tablet for my real estate photography. I picked up a BT-W Intuos unit over the weekend. This is not the pro series but seems to have all that I wanted. I wanted to see which one most of the group […]

You Can Shoot Real Estate with Only a 24mm Lens!

June 6th, 2018

Dave in Gig Harbor, WA (just south of Seattle) says: Here’s a 750 sq ft home I shot with a 24mm. If this doesn’t prove that all those zoom-wide lens aren’t needed I give up. I literally never go any wider than 24mm these days (often 50mm). The 24mm TS-e hasn’t been off my camera […]

How Can You Get CamRanger Functionality on Sony Mirrorless Cameras?

June 5th, 2018

?Tim asked the following: I’m currently using a Nikon D750 for my real estate photography but I really want to make a change to a mirrorless camera. I like the Sony A7III, but the problem I’m facing is trying to find a quality remote control. I use an extension pole for the exterior shots so […]

Lens Hoods Revisited

May 25th, 2018

?Steven in NJ took me to task on last weeks post about lens hoods. Steven said: The other day, I read about using lens hoods. I have to admit, I will have to go on a hunt to find my lens hoods but my questions are: Do you use them? Indoors too? Sometimes I have sun […]

Which Flash and Triggers Do Real Estate Photographers Use on a Sony A7III?

May 22nd, 2018

Dale asked the following question: I am looking at the Sony A7III coupled with the Sony FE 16-35mm F/2.8 for shooting real estate photographs. Can anyone tell me what common flashes are used with this camera for photographing real estate? I have personally successfully used the YN-560-TX trigger and YN-560-IV with the Sony A6300. The […]

Sony Fanboy Kevin Raber Talks About Innovation

May 18th, 2018

Lens Hoods – Why Use One? by Phil Steel

May 16th, 2018

??Diane in NJ asked a simple question: Should I always be using a lens hood? I have to admit that I rarely use my lens hoods but that’s a result of being lazy about keeping track of them and keeping them in my camera bag. After watching Phil Steel’s video, I realize I should be […]

What Is the Best Real Estate Photography Lens for Canon Full Frame DSLRs?

May 14th, 2018

?A while back, Erin in New York asked: I just upgraded to a Canon 5D MK IV, and want to get into real estate photography in the NYC area. I have a background in videography, but real estate photography is still relatively new to me.

How to Get Great Real Estate Photos Using a Cellphone

May 8th, 2018

?Marilyn in Michigan, who is a Realtor’s assistant who shoots listing photos asks the following: What do your readers think of high-end cell phones for real estate photography?

What’s in a Luxury Real Estate Photography Gear Kit?

May 6th, 2018

This post is by Marc Weisberg. To see the complete post click here.  Marc describes his business as follows: In addition to servicing my clientele, I also run a series of workshops throughout the year in Southern California, Las Vegas, Arizona, New York City, and beyond. In the workshops, I teach photographers how to be […]

How to Add a Big Strobe to Your Real Estate Photography Flash Lineup

April 26th, 2018

?Bill in California asks: I’m interested in finding out more about which strobes/moonlights RE photographers use. I didn’t find much reference to those in the PFRE equipment poll or in the general blog posts. I shoot listings for only 1 client (my wife) with up to four YN560-III Speedlights remotely controlled by a YN560-TX. I […]

There Are Some Issues When You Move to the New Full Frame Sony Mirrorless Bodies

April 25th, 2018

??Larry in Virginia is looking for advice in moving from his Canon 5DMkIII to a Sony A7III. He says: I’m a Canon 5DMkIII shooter considering the Sony A7III for my real estate work with an adapter and my Canon 17-40mm L to lighten the load a bit. My 17-40mm has been the workhorse for my […]

Example of the Pixel Shift Algorithm on the New Sony A7RIII

April 15th, 2018

Candace in the Chicago area says: Just thought you might be interested in seeing the result of using the new Sony A7R III with Sony’s proprietary Pixel Shift algorithm. Here is a comparison I did between shooting with and without Pixel Shift. When you “pixel peep” the originals, there is a huge difference! There are more […]

When Does the Quality of a Wide Angle Lens Become Overkill?

April 11th, 2018

Peter in Alberta asked: Is anyone shooting with the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens? I may have overreacted when I told Peter that I thought that the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens is overkill for shooting real estate. Here’s why I think the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens may be […]