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Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS

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*up to 2nd day air - overnight available

The longest telephoto lens in the Canon lineup, this lens is fantastic for birding (or spying on your neighbors). It’s light weight, about 10 pounds, not much heavier than the old 500 f/4L IS. It’s compatible with the 1.4x and converters although it will only auto-focus with the 1.4x on select bodies. And the IS system is the new generation, good for up to four stops!

Our lenses do not come with a tripod plate, please rent one here if you need one.

Unlike our other lenses, the super telephoto lenses will be shipped in soft cases which can be used to transport the lens during your rental period.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 800mm f/5.6
Lens Construction 18 elements in 14 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 3° 5' (with full-frame sensor camera)
Focus Adjustment Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, with inner focus system; mechanical manual focus
Closest Focusing Distance 19.7 ft./6.0m (maximum close-up magnification: 0.14x)
Filter Size 52mm (Drop-in Gelatin Filter Holder)
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 6.4 in. x 18.1 in./162mm x 461mm (maximum lens length); 9.9 lbs./4,500g

Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS

Canon EF Rear Lens Cap

Case - Lightware Z600 Long Lens

Filter - Canon Drop-in Gelatin UV

Hood - Canon E-180D Lens Cap

Hood - Canon ET-155(WII)