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      09-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Lens Recommendation for an interior shoot

I need to take interior shots of a house. In order to get more of the room in a shot, what mm lens would you guys recommend? I'm okay with a little distortion but not fisheye.

Using a Canon T2i.
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EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
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Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 is my recommendation. The Canon 10-22 is good but the 3.5 max aperture may be a roadblock for interior shots unless you're using off camera flash. On a crop sensor body the 11-16 was my go-to wide angle lens.
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Thanks cmyk. I always forget that Tokina makes that lens for Canon as well.

You can google to compare the two, since it seems to be a never-ending debate. Both are excellent lenses, imo.
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tokina 11-16mm.. the only thing i miss from my Nikon set up..
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tokina 11-16mm.. the only thing i miss from my Nikon set up..
Buy it in Canon format?
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Buy it in Canon format?
Fuji X-Pro1.. and lovin it.. Fuji will introduce a 14mm soon and hopefully it will make me forget the Tokina
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Thanks for the recommendations! I'll definitely take a look at both.
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Fuji X-Pro1.. and lovin it.. Fuji will introduce a 14mm soon and hopefully it will make me forget the Tokina

True. I forgot.
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I have the Canon EF-S 10-22mm and second the suggestions above as far as comparing and contrasting between the two.

The only thing I wanted to add is, in cases where f/3.5 is not fast enough, you can always bump the ISO a stop or two on the T2i and still get decent results (I.e. fast enough shutter speed, or use a tripod) if you dont have off camera flash available, and of course you can turn on the lights

Also as a tip, to get the most out of a small room or small bathroom, stand on a ladder or stool and shoot down from the corner, makes the room seem bigger than it is. And if the house is empty, have a piece of furniture there to add scale to the photos. I did this when renting out my condo before moving to Florida..

Here are some examples, shot with the EF-S 10-22mm at f/3.5, ISO 200, at 10mm wide, on most of these, I believe. Using Canon Rebel XTi, which is like 3 generations of Rebel older than yours, and I still use it.

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Condo_1 by ddk632, on Flickr

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Office_1 by ddk632, on Flickr

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GuestBath_1 by ddk632, on Flickr
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Just one time? Rent a full framer and the Canon TS-E 17mm.....

Unless it is also an excuse to buy a new lens....
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The TS-E 17mm isn't the easiest lens to use and you'll probably need a lot of practice with it.
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