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Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS

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The 300mm f/2.8L IS was for years arguably THE sharpest telephoto Canon makes. Its reasonable weight and fast aperture makes it a favorite of sports shooters. The reasonable size and excellent image stabilization allow it to be handheld (for a while) but is most often shot with a monopod or tripod. It remains quite sharp with 1.4x and even 2x teleconverters.

There is an updated version of this lens, the Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS II, which has taken the sharpest lens made title away (although just by a bit) and is significantly lighter weight and more expensive.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Do you know the difference between a fairy tale and a Southern fairy tale? Well, a fairy tale starts “once upon a time.” A Southern fairy tale starts “Y’all aint gonna believe this S#@t!”. The 300mm f/2.8L IS is the Southern fairy tale of camera lenses.

Phenomenally sharp, lightning fast autofocus, and small enough (just barely) to handhold if needed. Plus it’s absolutely superb with either a 1.4x or 2x teleconverter.
January, 2013

Filter Size
Drop-in
Aperture
f2.8-32
Length
9.9”
Diameter
5.0”
Weight
6.0 lb
Hood
ET-120
Minimum Focusing Distance
8.2 feet
Maximum Magnification
0.13x
Angle of view: (full frame)
8 degrees
Zoom method
NA
Image Stabilization
2.5 stop, tripod sensing, panning mode
Focusing System
Internal focus, Full time active, USM motor, focus limiting switch
Aperture Blades
8, curved, octagonal
Groups/Elements
13/17
Low Dispersion Elements
2
Fluorite Elements
1
Aspherical Elements
0
Weather Resistant
Yes
Flare resistance
Moderate ghosting, moderate contrast loss
Autofocus
Yes
  • Lens
  • Hood
  • Tripod Ring
  • Soft lens cover
  • Padded case or hard case

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $29.00 $129.00 $158.00 $52.67
4 days $32.00 $138.00 $170.00 $42.50
7 days $42.00 $184.00 $226.00 $32.29
10 days $57.00 $248.00 $305.00 $30.50
14 days $74.00 $322.00 $396.00 $28.29
21 days $99.00 $432.00 $531.00 $25.29
30 days $124.00 $543.00 $667.00 $22.23
45 days $162.00 $708.00 $870.00 $19.33
60 days $189.00 $828.00 $1017.00 $16.95
90 days $244.00 $1067.00 $1311.00 $14.57
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $20.00 $129.00 $149.00 $49.67
4 days $21.00 $138.00 $159.00 $39.75
7 days $28.00 $184.00 $212.00 $30.29
10 days $38.00 $248.00 $286.00 $28.60
14 days $49.00 $322.00 $371.00 $26.50
21 days $66.00 $432.00 $498.00 $23.71
30 days $83.00 $543.00 $626.00 $20.87
45 days $108.00 $708.00 $816.00 $18.13
60 days $126.00 $828.00 $954.00 $15.90
90 days $162.00 $1067.00 $1229.00 $13.66
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $129.00 $43.00
4 days $138.00 $34.50
7 days $184.00 $26.29
10 days $248.00 $24.80
14 days $322.00 $23.00
21 days $432.00 $20.57
30 days $543.00 $18.10
45 days $708.00 $15.73
60 days $828.00 $13.80
90 days $1067.00 $11.86

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