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.
I am trying to figure out the best lens to get for my 5D MK IV, as a lot of your recommendations only work on APS-Cs. I've read going too wide can lead to distortion so I am considering getting either a 16-35mm or a 24mm prime.
Do you have any thoughts on which of these two options would be better for real estate photos? Would you steer me away from both of these? In real estate, is there still an advantage to shooting prime or would you recommend zoom? I'd like to stay under $1,000.
When shooting real estate, you can get by with a prime (24mm) but it is much better to have a zoom that will allow you to shoot between 17mm and 24mm effective focal length. So there are a number of natural choices for your 5D MK IV:
I would suggest either #2 or #3 above. The last three lenses are reviewed in the above video.
What do readers recommend for Erin?