Evaluating a Tilt Lens for Real Estate -- recommendations ?

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Evaluating a Tilt Lens for Real Estate -- recommendations ?

CONTEXT: I have the opportunity to retire and do some steady (<40 hr/week) real estate photography. My current lenses that would be most appropriate are 14mm, 35mm, 28-75mm (I have other lenses, but they aren't as applicable).

Between interior images in tight-spaces and exterior building images, I'm considering the viability of a Tilt lens. I'm just saying Tilt and not Tilt/Shift, as there are models that don't shift and I'm not convinced of a shift benefit for real estate (though, it's a nice-to-have).

I've always looked longingly at a Tilt lens, but couldn't justify the addition. And, I might just be rationalizing the expenditure. So, for the purpose of this question, I'm only asking about the selection of possible Tilt options.

In terms of lighting, stands/tripods, etc., I'm good.

QUESTIONS: any recommendations on the return value for these different choices for Real Estate ?

  • Canon 17mm T/S + Rogeti frame . Est. at $2,480.
  • Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D + mount. Est. at $1,350
  • Samyang 24mm f/3.5 MF AS UMC TS. Est. used at $600.

Thanks all for any shared experience.

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