It is quite essential having the right gear for your architectural shots. A bad shot came mean the difference between securing a clients interest and them feeling as though the shot isn’t quite translating to them. 

Architectural photography requires an eye for detail and precision as well as patience and creativity. This is only half of the story though, you still require some specialised photography gear and equipment.

Camera body

The Canon 70D+ 80D are crop sensor cameras. Smaller sensors produce smaller images, capture a more limited dynamic range and are overall less expensive than full- frame sensors to manufacture. Larger sensors will record a greater dynamic range and will allow you to use the maximum focal length of your lenses. Choosing a crop sensor for a first camera is sensible as it allows one to purchase a nice camera and still have some in reserve to pick up a few nice lenses. And, at 20 megapixels a crop sensor camera like the 70D or 80D will still net you fantastic image quality.

What you also need to take in consideration as well is that if you choose to get a crop sensor camera. The 70D smaller sensor changes the effective focal length of any lens you use. For this camera body, you’ll have to multiply the lens focal length by 1.6 to calculate the actual focal length. So for a 10mm lens, the effective focal length when used on a 70D would be 16mm, while on a full frame 5D MKIV, it would be 10mm.


24mm/f2.8 EF-S STM , The ‘S’ stands for small image circle. Crop sensor cameras allow the optical elements to protrude further into the camera body, which allows for some very wide angle lenses and enables them to be made smaller, lighter, faster for less money.

40mm/f2.8 EF STM which stands for stepper motors which has been designed for nearly silent autofocusing when recording video. This should come with a hood, UV filter and a lens cleaning supply kit too.

The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens has image stabilisation and is nice at its widest FOV, the edge distortion is severe. Perfect for entry level interior documentation and every day recording.

The Cannon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM zoom lens which can be considered a professional series lens. The red ring on the side there is a indicator by canon that its optics are the highest quality grade. The lens do produce very impressive shots. The zoom feature is great when in tight spaces. On a full frame 24mm is a great focal length for capturing interiors without the significant distortion noticed with the 10-18mm.


High Grade Lens

Other lens upgrades you may want to consider for the highest quality shot and output are the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II and the Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro



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