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Fred Griffin I'd prefer Wide Angle Lens or even take some pictures and use Stitching Software to cover more ground.
Microsoft's ICE is free service to create panorama pictures - and one more, Hug-in.
Fred Griffin presently...
Fish eye lenses, at least what I have seen, distort the view. Ugh. Wide angle lenses are much better, or even a regular view
Fred Griffin presently...
My professional photographer uses a wide angle lens so it doesn't distort the photos.
Fred - From what I have seen fish-eye lenses distort the room. As others have mentioned, wide angle lenses are a better option.
NO!!! I have had clients walk out of a home without seeing it entirely because it was so much smaller than the picture made it look
I think the fish-eye lense distorts the photos, a wide-angle lense looks better.
I use a wide angle but most pictures I see with a fish eye look distorted
I use wide angle at about 16-18mm. The fisheye lenses I have seen distort and don't provide a true view.
I have not used them and usually don't like what I see when they are used; photo's look somewhat distorted.
I use a wide angle lens, it really helps when photographing smaller rooms. Sometimes there is distortion around the edges if the lens is too wide. Still better looking than a photo with standard lens which only shows part of the room and makes it look small. It is generally worth it to pay a photographer to get good photos if you don't have a camera with the proper lenses.
Fred Griffin I think they distort the view too much and are not a good representation of the room.
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I do not use one.
Worthless without perspective correction and the result will confuse the public.
I don't use it and normally take my own photos. I've seen some people who do and their pictures do not look nearly as good as this one. Maybe I need to give it a try. Most of the time it just makes the room look smaller in the pictures I have seen. Maybe it is an operator error.
I'm not a fan of fish eye lenses. Too distorted in most cases. We are required to present a true picture in all advertising, so fish eye photos should be banned.
I think it's a distortion and wouldn't use them.
Most wide angle lenses are modified fish eye's. Yes they do distort and one has to use photo shop or similar programs to make corrections.
Some people use fish eye lenses for special effects and creative photography. I don't think they are appropriate for listing photographs.
I've see really rounded pictures, they look artsy but annoying for my eye. I have that lens but would not use it for RE pictures.
Optical distortion is what you usually get with a fisheye lens. I'm not a fan.
I don't think using that type of lens gives a good picture. Maybe it's me, looks distorted.
We have some of the best photographers here, and some have been featured in Architectural Digest for their amazing work. I have not seen any of them use the fish eye lens...but I have not seen all their work, they may have, just none of them have appeared on the high end listings. A
Most fisheye lenses badly distort the shots. I have a very wide angle one that keeps the lines straight. So, did you take the shot above with a fisheye? and if so, what kind was it?
The trouble with fish-eye is that buyer cannot truly tell if he or she actually likes the room in question. It's not a good representation. I think you'll do better learning how to move your camera so you can get one shot of each side of the veranda corner, and splice them together.
Only on tiny room that wide angle can not cover. I use plastic lens since we human does not see objects that way.
I use a wide angle full frame, but not fish eye. Yuck.
I do not like them. I do not use them. I don't know about "distorting" the room ... but I feel the lens does not give a true perspective of the room.
I do not use the fish eye and feel it distorts the photos.
Fred, I do most of my listing photography. I have a wide angle lens that shows the whole room but does not over do it.
The SLR to DSLR lens conversion isn't an exact science depending on the sensor used in each camera but the 35mm equivalent I won't go below is about 25mm which keeps distortion to a minimum in most situations. Two pet peeves are vertical video and the fisheye lens!
I don't use one and I hate it when the pictures are deceiving.
Distorts the room.
I stay with a pro wide angle or if I do hire it out, the same.
I've never used one.