Lens for Shooting Buildings

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1. Posted by travoholic (Budding Member 6 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

I've recently purchased a Canon 400D and have the kit lens. I've got a project coming up where I'm going to need a lot of shots of buildings in my city and I was wondering which lens you're recommend for these kinds of shots? At the moment I've only got the kit lens but I'm on the hunt for another and I'd be buying it for this purpose so any suggestions would be great. I keep reading that wide angle lenses are best for city shots. I'm not going to need to get a lot of buildings in at once but I could potentially be standing quite close to them while taking the photos. What would be wide enough for this on the 400D?

My budget is about £200-300 but I could stretch a bit if there's an obvious choice that's more expensive.


2. Posted by Makini (Full Member 80 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

With that budget you should be able to get your hands on a great fixed wide-angle lens, maybe a 20 or 24mm? Otherwise a wide-angle zoom such as 17-35 or something should do the trick, and gives you more flexibility!

3. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Are you going to be shooting close ups of buildings or wide angle panaramics ? Assuming you only need the wide angle, get around a 17mm or wider fixed length as suggested by the previous poster.