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Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens

OK, first off, I have to say – I am NOT a wide angle gal when it comes to portraits at ALL. I used to own a much more expensive ultra wide angle lens and it mainly sat in my bag. When I did use it, I just didn’t love the results because the focal length did not fit my photography style, so I sold it without regret. I know many photographers that rock this focal length well and it suits them, but it just doesn’t work for my style of photography and therefore I do not see myself using this lens within my portrait business much at all. With that said though…I do like ultra wide angle for certain landscape, architectural and interior shots. I was going to rent the Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens for interior images of our house so that I could show more of the rooms while making everything look bigger. I ended up finding the one pictured above used for a good price, so I ended up buying it instead. I have a few shoots scheduled this year for businesses where I knew I’d end up renting this lens and I figured that I’d rent it again when we take our next vacation, so after doing the math, it made sense to just buy this lens. I’m SO glad that I made that decision! The day after my lens arrived, our real estate agent come to our house and I took pictures of our house. The next day, our house was officially on the market along with all the pictures I had taken. Everyone mentions how big the rooms look. We’ve had several people take a look at our place and they all mention the pictures and how well our house shows. With this market, who knows how long our house will be on the market, but I’m so glad that I have this lens to capture our rooms to the fullest. There is no way I would have been able to get those shots without this lens. I’m also thankful that I won’t have to spend money renting this lens in the future. I’m really looking forward to taking landscape photos with this lens. It captures the most amazing, dramatic, larger than life, skies in images. Sure, this is more of a fun lens for me that I will use time-to-time within my business, but I’m so thankful to have it added to my camera bag. After all…a girl’s gotta have fun!

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