Well, I'm going to save lots of money not buying this lens. I should have read more information before renting but I was looking for a 500mm that I could photograph Hummingbirds and other song birds and I was so disappointed. I was of course, zoomed out to 475 and trying to use f6.3 and all of the pictures which I took on a tripod weren't crisp at all. I was about 50 feet from a burrowing owl and it was so soft I could have cried. According to what I have seen online, I guess I should have increased my f-stop to f8/f9 or bigger for crispness.
Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 SP AF Di LD IF for Canon
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Lens rental package includes: Front cap, rear cap, UV filter, lens hood, and tripod collar.
I rented this lens for an extended trip through the Rockies and Utah. It was used for personal photos, not professional work. I was surprised how often i was able to shoot hand held with this lens by setting an 800 iso and shooting in aperture mode with a f11 setting. The lens balanced well when hand held with a hand on the zoom ring. The results were several outstanding wildlife photos. The lens also balanced well on a mono-pod and a tripod. It worked flawlessly with the Canon autofocus and metering. I saw no difference between this lens and my Canon lenses in either regard. It is provided with a very deep ~ 8" hood that did an excellent job avoiding lens flare. I highly recommend the lens with the very reasonable cost being an added bonus.