This lens is an excellent re-design of a very popular lens. We have a lot of customers who rent one of these often and they are pleased with the results. This is the "Mark II" version. Canon made improvements in a lot of important areas compared to the original version. The optics are improved, it uses a rotating zoom ring, zoom-creep is eliminated thanks to a tension ring that allows you to adjust the effort needed to rotate the zoom ring, and the minimum focusing distance has been improved to just a little over 3 feet. The image stabilizer is very effective and enables hand-held 400mm shots in low light. The auto-focus is nearly silent which is good news for wildlife photographers. This is an outstanding lens for nature, wildlife, and scenery. It's also a good choice for outdoor sports when there is plenty of light. Customers have used it successfully for stage performances. The stage lights are usually bright enough to keep shutter speeds fast. It widest aperture is only 5.6 at 400mm so bright light is needed for fast stop-action shutter speeds.
LensGiant is the place to rent Canon 100-400mm lenses.
Accessories supplied with lens:
Front lens cap
Rear lens cap
Tripod mount ring
Soft padded case
Focal Length: 100-400mm
Maximum Aperture: f/4.5-5.6
Focus Adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance: 3.2 ft.
Zoom System: Rotating Ring Type
Filter Size: 77mm
Diaphragm blades: 9
Max. Diameter x Length: 3.7" x 7.6" Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Daily Rate: $19.50/day
This rate is used for late fees.
Minimum rental period is 5 days.