Wide angle shots -

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX of Naperville

What a difference a lens makes...

In the early summer I purchased the Kodak V570 wide angle lens camera (this was so that my Nikon & Sony cameras would have some company.. as many of you know I suffer from too-little-toy-aphobia...) and I love it! They now sell in the mid $200's because there is a 6 megapixel version coming out. One of the benefits is that you can shoot a small room and get so much more of it in the photo, so unlike many of the photos where you only get a small corner of the bedroom, you can get a better perspective. The 570 also offers on camera panorama stiching... but I have yet to embrace this technology...

The main feature to the camera is the dual lens system which allows you to take photos with a .23mm lens instead of the standard .35mm... today I was taking pics of a small townhome, and decided to take them in both regular and wide angle so that you could see the difference when standing in the exact same spot:

RegularHall bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wide

Wide Angle Bathroom

Regular

Kitchen Regular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wide

Kitchen Wide Angle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a wide angle on a more expensive property:

Wide angle cann look pretty good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not too bad as a personal camera either...

Duomo in Orvieto

Siena and the Tuscan countryside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moo in Naperville IL

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Rainer
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Erin Kalsto
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It's amazing how much difference there is!

September 21, 2006 05:43 PM
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Kristal Kraft
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The Berkshire Group Realtors
OK so show us pictures of your vacation...I wanna see them.
September 21, 2006 05:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Angus in Naperville IL
RE/MAX of Naperville

Yikes! There are 443 of them that I posted online for our friends from Germany

But, if you really feel like working your way through any of them, they are sorted by town and pretty much in the order that we visited, there's the thumbnail view, the mid sized view (click on thumbnail) and the Big view (click again) and there are a lot of bad/mediocre pictures mixed in with the gems.

Here we are in Italy

Moo (in Naperville, not Italy)

September 21, 2006 06:05 PM
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Is that Siena, Italy in your last 2 bottom shots? My husband & I went last year & I'd recognize Siena anywhere!  See for yourself... this picture is of Siena's Duomo, looks like the same exact church as the one above. 

By the way, you can purchase a wide angle lens for your digital cameras on eBay or at a camera store.

September 21, 2006 06:29 PM
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Kristal Kraft
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Cool thanks!
September 21, 2006 06:26 PM
Rainer
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Jacqulyn Richey
Las Vegas Real Estate
Prominent Realty Group
Very nice pics. I'm in the market to buy a new camera, so I may give that Kodak a shot. -Charles
September 21, 2006 06:28 PM
Rainer
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Karen Villa Schweinfurth
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RE/MAX Northwest Realtors, Inc. 425-308-3669
Angus, great pics and what a difference. Moo to you too!
September 21, 2006 06:37 PM
Rainmaker
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The last shot is in Siena, the Duomo there was under construction... we were there just before the race. The picture of the Duomo was in Orvieto (took 300 years to build)

A benefit to these cameras is no sticky-outy lens, it's completely flat. Fits very nicely in the pocket or briefcase.

:)

 

Moo still in Naperville (west of Chicago)

September 21, 2006 06:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Linda Davis
RE/MAX Realty Group

Angus,

You are right.  It is a great camera.  This little gem was a big hit at the Star Power Conference in New York.  I saw it and knew I had to have it!  I'm not surprised you have one, my techcowlegy friend!

September 21, 2006 06:50 PM
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Kristal Kraft
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great shots Moo.  I particularly like the Woodbury Villa...
September 21, 2006 07:02 PM
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bathroom

 cathedral

Angus, you take beautiful pictures.

The distortion which comes with a wide-angle lens can be corrected with the use of photo editing software. In my field (virtual tours and photographing homes) I couldn't possibly survive without it. I'm heavily dependent on wide-angle lenses, and I try to deliver perfection. Check out my blog for a few tips.

If this does not link to it (click here) please go to my page and see the blog on Wide Angle Correction 101.

Let's all try to help by sharing whatever little tidbits we've learned along the way. As Craig Schiller says, "there's no such thing as an original idea." ActiveRain has been a HUGE resource.

 

September 21, 2006 08:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Robert Mayo
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Mayo Auction & Realty - Your Kansas City Auctioneer
Nice examples, thank you for sharing.
September 21, 2006 11:18 PM
Rainer
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty
Can you fly over here to St. Paul and take some pictures for me?  Your pictures say wow!
September 22, 2006 06:32 AM
Anonymous #20
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before  after

I took the liberty of using photo editing software to straighten the walls and remove the camera flash from this photo. 

I was in a hurry last night and didn't show "before/after" on the other 2 photos above. My error. Hope this helps!

Dawn Shaffer

September 22, 2006 07:05 AM
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Oops! That was me, with the before/after bathroom screen shots. Sorry...fogot to insert my name/email at the beginning!

September 22, 2006 07:06 AM
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"JT" Prevatte
Century 21 Family Realty, Relocation/Recruitment Director

Wide angle cameras are good. 

I use the Olympus E-Volt 500 digital slr and take multiple shots.  Then when i get home or whereever I upload them in the Photoshop Elements program I use and stitch them together and make my wide angle shots.  I can do up to about 250 degrees.

September 22, 2006 10:39 AM
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Kerri Brencsons
Lift Interiors LLC
The difference is amazing, i was considering this camera so I'm glad to hear positive reviews. I was told it shot interiors really well.
September 23, 2006 07:49 AM
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John Hruska
Homes Charlotte, LLC
It's nice to see someone explaining photo shoot pointers.  There are som many bad photos on our MLS.  thanks for the tips.
January 16, 2007 05:42 PM
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FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com
Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc

I bought 5 of these cameras for all of my agents, they are a MUST have. But damn, Amazon just dropped the price to $150!

$150 on Amazon Kodak Kodak V570

 

 

Frank Borges LL0SA- Virginia Broker/ Owner FranklyRealty.com

Blog.FranklyRealty.com Featured in BusinessWeek, CNBC, WSJ etc.

                      

February 23, 2007 10:09 AM
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Mike Davis
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Keller Williams Realty, Augusta Partners

I like this camara, I will check it on the ebay

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