What is my favourite camera lens? Well my Canon 17-40mm F4L lens is one of them for sure!

I was thinking about my camera gear. And my favourite lens.

The Canon 17-40mm F4 Lens.

I write a lot about my camera, the Canon 6D.

I mention my Manfrotto 190 Go tripod with geared head quite a bit, along with my Platypod. I also mention my favourite camera bag, the Peak Design Everyday Backpack.

But I rarely write about my Canon 17-40mm lens. So it is time I corrected this.

First off, 17mm is getting into ultra-wide angle focal lengths. And how much does this lens costs?

Well I have just headed over to Amazon and you can get this lens brand new for a lot less than £600 at the time of writing here

I know.

What a bargain. It seriously is great value.

I use this probably 75% of the time at the 17mm end of things. At least 75% of the time. I use it for the wide end of things.

I use this lens for all my interior photography work, and would only use something else if I had something wider. Which for me would be the Canon 11-24mm lens. But that is a beast of a lens, in every way. Check it out here at Amazon here – look at that price! Another £2000 over the 17-400mm lens. Sure you get a lot more lens for your money but how wide do you need to go for architectural photography?

17mm is good. I would like to stretch to 16mm - an extra mm at these focal lengths does make a difference.   

But the Canon 17-40mm lens is very wide, great quality and just takes great images.

All at a bargain price. 

Rick McEvoy Photography - architectural photographer