Choosing the Best Lens for Architectural Photography

Architectural photography is often considered difficult by some because it requires a specific lens. A good understanding of the structure and an aesthetic sense are also important. This article will help you determine the best lens to use for architectural photography. We’re going to show you the best lenses you have.

Tilt-Shift Lenses

A tilt-shift lens, also known as a perspective correction or view camera, is one of the most useful lenses for architectural photography. This lens allows your SLR camera to function like a bellows or view camera. The biggest problem with photographing tall structures from ground level is that the subject’s top appears farther away from the higher it rises. The lens will make the image more perspective-based. It is best to aim the camera parallel to the ground to capture the shot. Make sure that you are capturing the top of the structure and not just the ground. Tilt-shift lenses allow you to place your camera horizontally and the lens’ view upwards.

These are among the top tilt-shift lenses available.

Canon: TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift Lens; TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens; TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens

Nikon: 28mm f/3.5 PC-Nikkor; 85mm f/2.8 PC Micro Nikkor

Fisheye lenses

Fisheye lenses are a great option if you want to add special effects to your images. These lenses can bring a new dimension to architectural photography. Fisheye lenses will let you see architecture as a series of patterns and allow you to create creative photos. The new view allows you to see the structure from a completely different perspective.

The following are some of the most popular fisheye lenses:

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens;

Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye lens; 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye lens

Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circle Fisheye For Canon; 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye For Nikon; 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fisheye Fish Eye for Nikon

Ultra Wide-Angle lenses

You may need to take interior shots of narrow passageways or rooms, so a wide-angle lens is necessary to capture the whole area. An ultra-wide-angle lens might be your best option. These lenses can be quite expensive, so not everyone will have one. These lenses are more for professionals as the range of 14 to 21mm is typical. If you prefer to spend more on wide-angle lenses, there are many ultra-wide zoom lenses that may be able to meet your needs.

Tamron and Sigma are some of the most renowned of these.

These lenses may be of interest to you if you own a Nikon or Canon camera.

Canon: EF 14mm f/2.8L USM; EF 20mm f/2.8 USM; EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM; EF 17-40mm f/4L USM; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Nikon: 12-24mm f/4G ED IF DX; 14mm f/2.8D ED AF; 18mm f/2.8D AF; 20mm f/2.8D AF