Olympus C-4000 for real estate photos?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Peter, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I need something half desent for real estate photos (interior and
    exterior). The Olympus C-4000 seemed interesting for it's zoom starts at
    a fairly wide 32mm equivalent of 35mm. I also like the external flash
    option. This is for the moderate to slightly expensive home, condo or
    business property. Any thoughts on this camera? Any thoughts on
    something similar? Thanks.
    Peter, Sep 23, 2003
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  2. Peter

    Dutch Guest

    I need something half desent for real estate photos (interior and
    I have an Oly C4000 and have found it to be a good all-around camera.
    For the shots you describe an external flash mounted on a hand bracket
    would probably be a good idea (bounced off the ceiling or something)
    as the built in flash generally creates some pretty harsh shadows.

    It's just a dream...now go back to sleep!

    Dutch, Sep 23, 2003
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  3. Peter

    JK Guest

    I think real estate photos would look better without using a flash. Use a
    tripod, and a long exposure if necessary (use the self timer) to get nice
    natural looking images. Since the camera is quite light, one could even
    use one of the lighter compact tripods.
    JK, Sep 23, 2003
  4. It might be overkill, if it's just for the web. A 2 MP camera is more
    than enough for that. However, if you need to do prints, too, it
    will deliver excellent ones up to 8x10, and with the range of
    built-in adjustments, little or no post processing will be required.

    I use the 3.3 MP C-3030 similarly -- same lens -- (also for PR,
    theatricals and headshots), but for interiors (and interior
    panoramics), I recommend that you get the accessory wide angle lens.
    You'll need it.

    On interiors, use an external flash, and set the camera to balance the
    flash and exterior light for a more "natural" look.
    Stefan Patric, Sep 24, 2003
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