Canon 300mm f/4L IS

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This lens is a comparatively small, very sharp telephoto lens with an excellent Image Stabilization system. The 300mm f/4 is easily handheld in decent light. One interesting feature is its ability to focus as close as 5’ away, much closer than most telephoto lenses, which allows it to be used almost as a Macro lens. With a 1.4x teleconverter it becomes a very nice 420mm f/5.6 lens with image stabilization, making it a very nice alternative to the Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens.

Roger Cicala

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Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

No one talks about this lens much, but it’s one of my favorites. It’s sharper, faster, and lighter weight than the Canon 100-400mm and the close focusing ability is nice to have. It’s an excellent travel or hiking telephoto lens and my favorite “zoo” lens in combination with the 1.4x teleconverter. If I know I’ll be shooting 300-400 range I prefer that combination to the 100-400mm. Like the Canon 200mm f/2.8, this lens is one of those great Canon lenses that many people never try, but those who do try it out, rent it again and again…or buy their own.
January, 2013

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element
2.6 lb
Built in
Minimum Focusing Distance
4.9 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
8 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
2 stop, tripod sensing, panning mode
Focusing System
rear focus, Full time active, USM motor, focus limiting switch
Aperture Blades
8, curved, octagonal
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Minimal ghosting, moderate contrast loss
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame
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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 Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $7.00 $47.00 $54.00 $18.00
4 days $8.00 $50.00 $58.00 $14.50
7 days $10.00 $67.00 $77.00 $11.00
10 days $14.00 $90.00 $104.00 $10.40
14 days $18.00 $117.00 $135.00 $9.64
21 days $24.00 $157.00 $181.00 $8.62
30 days $30.00 $198.00 $228.00 $7.60
45 days $39.00 $258.00 $297.00 $6.60
60 days $45.00 $302.00 $347.00 $5.78
90 days $58.00 $389.00 $447.00 $4.97
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $47.00 $15.67
4 days $50.00 $12.50
7 days $67.00 $9.57
10 days $90.00 $9.00
14 days $117.00 $8.36
21 days $157.00 $7.48
30 days $198.00 $6.60
45 days $258.00 $5.73
60 days $302.00 $5.03
90 days $389.00 $4.32

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