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
11.8 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
18 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
4 degrees
Zoom method
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
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Mild to moderate ghosting, moderate contrast loss
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame
  • 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 Waiver Price 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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