Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS


Please note: This is now a Legacy Item meaning it is out of production, can’t be replaced, and our copies are going to be older than our average lens. We really recommend the 70-200 f2.8 IS version II unless you just really need this version.

Also called the “photojournalist’s lens”, the 70-200 f/2.8L IS is known for providing extremely sharp images, even with the aperture wide open. Its wide aperture and IS allow handheld shooting and creative opportunities in the most demanding conditions. The image quality is as good as most prime lenses. If you haven’t used one before, this is a rather heavy lens— twice the weight of the 70-200 f/4L or 70-200 f/4L IS.

It’s a remarkable lens and by far our most popular rental. We now have COPIES copies of this lens and still have trouble keeping it in stock, so we suggest reserving it in advance if possible. For those who know they will be shooting at fast shutter speeds the f/2.8 non-IS offers the same image quality at a lower cost.

This lens does come with the tripod mounting ring and lens hood.

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Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

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Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
3.25 lb (with tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
4.6 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
12 to 34 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
2.5 stop, 1.5th Generation, tripod sensing
Focusing System
Internal, Full time active, USM motor, focus limiter switch
Aperture Blades
8, curved, octagonal aperture shape
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare Resistance
Moderate ghosting, minimal to moderate flare



  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Diagram
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Diagram

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 $8.00 $55.00 $63.00 $21.00
4 days $9.00 $59.00 $68.00 $17.00
7 days $12.00 $79.00 $91.00 $13.00
10 days $16.00 $107.00 $123.00 $12.30
14 days $21.00 $138.00 $159.00 $11.36
21 days $28.00 $186.00 $214.00 $10.19
30 days $35.00 $233.00 $268.00 $8.93
45 days $46.00 $304.00 $350.00 $7.78
60 days $54.00 $356.00 $410.00 $6.83
90 days $70.00 $458.00 $528.00 $5.87
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $55.00 $18.33
4 days $59.00 $14.75
7 days $79.00 $11.29
10 days $107.00 $10.70
14 days $138.00 $9.86
21 days $186.00 $8.86
30 days $233.00 $7.77
45 days $304.00 $6.76
60 days $356.00 $5.93
90 days $458.00 $5.09

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