Canon 400mm f/5.6L

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Canon’s most affordable “L” quality supertelephoto, the 400mm f/5.6 is lightweight (considering its reach and quality) and known for providing extremely sharp images, even with the aperture wide open. While its weight allows it to be easily handheld, it does not have image stabilization, so using a tripod is recommended except in good light conditions.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

This is an old design. Doesn’t have any image stabilization. Doesn’t have 14 aspherical ultra-low-dispersion aspherical fuorite elements. Why don’t they update it, you ask? Because they don’t need to, that’s why. It’s lightweight, it’s sharp as could be, it autofocuses quickly, it’s reasonably priced. If you’ve got good sunlight, this is a great choice.

Be honest — you were going to rent the bigger, heavier 100-400mm and then take every single shot at 400 anyway, weren’t you?
March, 2013

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating)
2.8 lb
Built in
Minimum Focusing Distance
11.5 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
6 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal 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
  • Lens w/ built-in hood
  • Front and rear caps
  • Tripod ring
  • Lens 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 Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $43.00 $49.00 $16.33
4 days $7.00 $46.00 $53.00 $13.25
7 days $9.00 $61.00 $70.00 $10.00
10 days $12.00 $82.00 $94.00 $9.40
14 days $16.00 $107.00 $123.00 $8.79
21 days $21.00 $143.00 $164.00 $7.81
30 days $27.00 $180.00 $207.00 $6.90
45 days $35.00 $235.00 $270.00 $6.00
60 days $41.00 $275.00 $316.00 $5.27
90 days $52.00 $354.00 $406.00 $4.51
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $43.00 $14.33
4 days $46.00 $11.50
7 days $61.00 $8.71
10 days $82.00 $8.20
14 days $107.00 $7.64
21 days $143.00 $6.81
30 days $180.00 $6.00
45 days $235.00 $5.22
60 days $275.00 $4.58
90 days $354.00 $3.93

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