I rented this lens specifically because I was shooting a dress rehearsal for a very dramatically lit theater show. It was a ghost story so I knew I needed every photon and speck of light I could suck into my camera. I also knew there would be no second chances to shoot the show so I had to get it right and this lens was perfect for the job. It did make me wish I could have used a tripod, due to the weight and auto-focus issues. Positives: Fantastic and sharp, even wide-open. I love the quality of images I was able to get from it. Drawbacks: Slow auto-focus. There were shots I missed because it was seeking so much in the lowest light (a known problem with Canon anyway). I ended up putting it into manual mode and gave up on the AF.
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
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Lens rental package includes: Front cap, rear cap, and UV filter. A lens hood is NOT included with this lens.
I needed a fast telephoto lens for a concert that I was going to, and the fastest that I had in my possession was f/4. The Canon 200m f/2.8 was a great choice. Product was in excellent order, arrived when they said it would, and took great pictures. I shopped around for about a week looking for a lens to rent, and BorrowLenses had the best prices and shipping prices. Definitely recommend, and will use them again.