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Canon 600mm f/4L IS

Available June 13, 2014

This is one of Canon’s best supertelephoto lenses. It’s a large lens that requires a good tripod and a gimbal type head. Given good support, it’s a very fast lens at f/4 and remains remarkably sharp even with a teleconverter added. The Image Stabilization system minimizes lens and tripod shake, which can be a real issue with a lens of this size.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

It’s wonderfully sharp, and with a 2x teleconverter, which it takes well, you have a 1200mm f/8. You can fill a frame with a small bird at 50 yards with that or play paparazzi and get a shot of Britney’s stretch marks at the beach.

I strongly recommend shooting it from a good tripod with a full gimbal, Wimberley type head. A sturdy ball head may work, but for rapid movement, a gimbal head is much better. The best plan for using this lens is to rent it, then tell a friend you’ll let them take a few shots with it as long as they carry it.

January, 2010

Filter Size
Drop-in
Aperture
f4-32
Length
18”
Diameter
6.6”
Weight
11.8 lb
Hood
ET-160
Minimum Focusing Distance
18 feet
Maximum Magnification
0.125x
Angle of view: (full frame)
4 degrees
Zoom method
NA
Image Stabilization
2 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
Mild to moderate ghosting, moderate contrast loss
System
Canon EF
Compatibility
Crop, Full frame
Autofocus
Yes
  • 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 $58.00 $246.00 $304.00 $101.33
4 days $62.00 $264.00 $326.00 $81.50
7 days $83.00 $352.00 $435.00 $62.14
10 days $112.00 $475.00 $587.00 $58.70
14 days $145.00 $616.00 $761.00 $54.36
21 days $195.00 $827.00 $1022.00 $48.67
30 days $245.00 $1038.00 $1283.00 $42.77
45 days $320.00 $1355.00 $1675.00 $37.22
60 days $374.00 $1584.00 $1958.00 $32.63
90 days $481.00 $2042.00 $2523.00 $28.03
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $37.00 $246.00 $283.00 $94.33
4 days $40.00 $264.00 $304.00 $76.00
7 days $53.00 $352.00 $405.00 $57.86
10 days $72.00 $475.00 $547.00 $54.70
14 days $93.00 $616.00 $709.00 $50.64
21 days $125.00 $827.00 $952.00 $45.33
30 days $156.00 $1038.00 $1194.00 $39.80
45 days $204.00 $1355.00 $1559.00 $34.64
60 days $239.00 $1584.00 $1823.00 $30.38
90 days $307.00 $2042.00 $2349.00 $26.10
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $246.00 $82.00
4 days $264.00 $66.00
7 days $352.00 $50.29
10 days $475.00 $47.50
14 days $616.00 $44.00
21 days $827.00 $39.38
30 days $1038.00 $34.60
45 days $1355.00 $30.11
60 days $1584.00 $26.40
90 days $2042.00 $22.69

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