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For Sale: Canon EF 600mm f/4 IS II USM lens

I am selling my beloved Canon 600mm lens. This is the vII (second of three generations) lens that debuted in 2012. I purchased this lens new in the spring of 2016, so it’s about three-and-a-half years old.

Canon 600mm f/4 IS vII lens for sale

Canon 600mm f/4 IS vII lens for sale

Canon 600mm f/4 IS vII lens for sale

Canon 600mm f/4 IS vII lens for sale

This has been my workhorse lens the last three+ years, traveling to Yellowstone, Patagonia, Africa, Costa Rica, Brazil and elsewhere to help me photograph mammals and birds, as well as Husky Football back home (see sample photos below). It’s sharp, fast and—at eight-and-a-half pounds—can be hand-held by stronger photographers for short periods. This lens worked well with my Canon 1.4x vIII teleconverter.

I’ve just had the lens cleaned and the image stabilization system was fine-tuned by Canon Professional Services. It is in good shape, with some minor paint chips and scratches in a few places along the lens body and tripod foot. Overall, the paint is in pretty good shape thanks to the black LensCoat cover I’ve used. I am including this cover (which is a bit worn… one section is reinforced with tape) for free. The original case, straps and manuals are also included with the lens.

Canon 600mm f/4 IS vII lens for sale


Asking Price: SOLD


Alaska Peninsula Brown Bears

Black-Billed Magpie


Great Gray Owl

Puma Cub

Short-Eared Owl

Dante Pettis


  1. Mark Deprez July 11, 2020 Reply

    Do you still have the 600 for sale?
    What is your asking price?
    Do you know of any others for sale?

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      Max July 11, 2020 Reply

      Mark, the lens is sold. I’m not sure where you could find another one, but eBay is always an option. Fred Miranda has an active photo gear marketplace as well.

  2. Larry Forman July 21, 2020 Reply

    @Mark Deprez where are you located? I have a this same lens that I would consider selling. P

    • Brandie September 30, 2020 Reply

      I too am looking for the same lens.

    • Manoj Kumar Tuteja November 25, 2020 Reply

      @lary forman. Is your 600 still available??

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