I am struggling with choosing a suitable wide-angle lens to use with my Nikon D4. Being new to real estate photography, I hesitate to purchase the best/most expensive just yet. However, I am not confident that I can get by with my 24mm. When I browse real estate listings, I see so many rooms shot quite wide and, I assume, is the preference among Realtors. I have reviewed the list of lens recommendations on the PFRE site but, now my two questions are: 1) will my 24mm be suitable until I feel comfortable spending the $$$ on a $1,000+ wide lens and 2) if not, would the Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 ED be a good lens choice at the amazon price of $650? Just wrestling with whether I should wait until I can financially justify the pricier wide lens or, if I truly need wider than 24mm to even begin shooting real estate.
We've had some recent discussion on this subject in this July 2016 post. Here is my take on your specific question:
I think the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ED would be a very safe choice for getting started. Any other suggestions?