I could have just said
lens. Generally, in the interior of normal homes the wider you'll want
your lens field of
view. I shoot small rooms with at 10mm with a 10-20mm Sigma lens
which captures nearly the entire room when I set up in a corner or
Shown above is the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens.
This is the
fastest 11mm wide-angle lens available for APS-C
This can make a cramped room or even a
closet look spacious, it turns a regular bed into a king-size
mattress, or makes a living room look spacious. Keep
the film plane vertical to avoid warping straight
lines. There is some
distortion with such a lens
(objects in the corners are stretched), use a
and a 18-20mm for larger rooms.
There are pitfalls to using wide angle
for every shot. In doing so you might ignore
interesting details: the unique character of some
interiors can be found in smaller areas or objects,
or even close-ups. And viewing a portfolio with 100%
wide angle and no variety can become somewhat tiresome.
For exteriors you're going to need a lens you can use with a
circular polarizer and a
graduated neutral density filter
See the Difference a Wide Lens can Make - Click Photo for a Larger View
18mm Lens with on-camera
Buy a lens, put it on your camera and go out have fun with it. At some point, you will have obsessed enough about your lenses. You will always find flaws
with any of them if you look hard enough. While some people are still reading
technical specifications, you should be spending less time and effort worrying
about your camera equipment as many people are already out there taking beautiful
of the world around them.
Circumvent brand loyalty without guilt
by owning them all.