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The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens is a standard zoom lens with a focal length ranging from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm portrait-length telephoto. The EF 24-105mm incorporates Canon's highest standards of precision optics, combining outstanding image performance and ultimate operability with dust and moisture resistant construction. Canon's ring-type USM gives silent but quick autofocus (AF), along with full-time manual focus. Moreover, with dust- and moisture-resistant construction, this is a durable yet sophisticated lens that meets the demands of serious photographers. More
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
Lightweight and versatile
The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM offers a 4.3x zoom ratio, from wide angle to medium telephoto. It is highly portable, weighing just 670g.
The f/4 maximum aperture of the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is fixed throughout the lens' focal-length range, so shutter speeds will not change as the lens is zoomed.
The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM features Canon's three-stop Image Stabilizer (IS), making it ideal for handheld work. IS permits the use of shutter speeds up to three stops slower than normal, with no perceptible increase in image blur from camera shake.
Super UD and aspherical lens elements
The lens incorporates a Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass element to eliminate secondary chromatic aberrations. Aspherical lens elements correct for spherical aberrations. The result is crisp, high-contrast, undistorted optical performance throughout the zoom range, without colour fringing at high-contrast edges.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
A petal shaped hood and soft case are included.
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The perfect general use lens.
By Jonah 2818
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Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens:
My goto day out lens.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This is now the standard lens on my camera. Great purchase and definitely good value for money. As they say 'it does what it says on the tin'
Canon 24-105 f4 L
This upgrade was taken after much thought as I am at present using a 60 D. For some wide landscapes and tight indoor shots we may want something wider. However the sheer clarity, and image quality, and contrast make me wish I had purchased the lens months ago. It's a beauty.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great lens with good range for many uses
Easy to use brilliant upgrade from normal kit lens
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Must have for any kit bag!!
This superb lens is excellent quality as you would expect of an L series.It is now the most commonly used lens in my bag and sits really well between the 17-40 f4 and the 70-200 f2.8.Great for portraits and landscapes and allows the switch between wide angle and mid telephoto very easily. Highly recommended!!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent all-round lens
I've had my sight set on this lens for quite a while before getting it, having researched all possible reviews I could find. I haven't regretted this investment not even slightly. It is the perfect all-round, multi-purpose, standard-zoom lens, producing high quality, sharp images. Perfect for street fotography and portraits, giving consistent results. I'd certainly recommend this lens, if you are looking for a great all-round lens.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Bought as main lens for a 5D MkII, after much deliberation about suitability compared to an independent lens make. Lighter weight than an equivalent f2.8 option was the deciding factor in the end coupled to good pricing at the time of cashback.I had been hesitant, given the mixed reviews I had read, although I had been interested in this lens for a number of years. However, I have not been disappointed. Results with the 5D have been outstanding, landscapes smooth and pin sharp to infinity at 100% on screen, even when hand held, so the IS clearly works well and appears to be a cut above lenses of a lower price point with IS. Build quality is superb, the only drawbacks being the need to extend to zoom (unlike the internal zoom of say a 17-40), no zoom lock and weight and bulk. The zooming is a minor point and I am not aware of any other equivalent lens that does anything different, given how it needs to be constructed for this focal length and as the zoom is stiffer than on cheaper Canon lenses, zoom creep isn't as big an issue as it could be, although a zoom lock would be nice, given the independents seem to be able to achieve that consistently. At 650g it is heavy compared to a kit lens on a consumer SLR, but as a high spec lens it is actually light and is well balanced and handles well on a body of the size and weight of a 5D.You need to be aware that when moving into full-frame with this lens, it is really wide and you may need to upgrade your filters as a result, but that conversely it doesn't have the same depth of field as say a 17-40 used as a standard lens on crop, so you need to watch focusing, as at infinity there is a tendency for some softness in the immediate foreground unless care is taken. The AF is excellent, producing quite astonishing results on grab shots of birds some distance away.All in all an excellent purchase, which has produced outstanding results and is a good walkabout lens for general use.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Fabulous all rounder
About Me Professional
I work as a professional photographer and use a variety of cameras. This lens is fabulous all rounder and when I have to a travel light, but need to prepare for all eventualities, this is the lens I take.There is no magic "one lens fits all" right now, but this one covers many bases.The focal length provides a bit more reach than other similar lenses, however, some caution should be used when working at the 24-28mm end as the lens does exhibit some distortion (as many lenses do at the wide end). A bit of knowledge and skill and you can make it work well though.Constant aperture zoom - this is useful because when you zoom in, the aperture does not reduce as with some lenses, which means that you would need to adjust your ISO or shutter speed when working in Manual mode.Cam lens - I have never seen another zoom lens like this, but it works so well for video. You zoom in and adjust the focus to your subject, you can now pull back the zoom and frame accordingly and your shot will remain in perfect focus. Try it on any other zoom lens like a 24-70L and you will see that the focus point will change. There are digital ways of doing this on the camera too, but none that work whilst filming. I like to just keep my cameras rolling on a shoot, fewer clips to match with audio later. Optically the lens is sharp and has a nice level of contrast. Vignetting is evident at f4 at the wide end on a full frame camera but not unpleasant, also it can be removed easily in post. On a crop body, the lens exhibits no vignetting at all.Bokeh is rendered nicely and the diaphragm blades give a nice rounded feel across all focal lengths.The autofocus is as fast as anything I have ever used in this focal length. Almost instant.The OS system is quiet, but when using a camera mounted microphone, it is evident. It works particularly well when mounted on a monopod, it does a very convincing job for on the spot interviews in tight spaces.Ergonomically, it feels very nice well weighted and substantial, however it is a good deal lighter than the 24-70 2.8L. Weather sealing is a nice touch, but I have never found it an issue with any non sealed lenses in bad weather anyway.Slight lens creep does happen when you are walking around for long periods, but it is not a major concern.I work in stills and video and I find that for 75% of the time, I use this lens without ever feeling the need to change out the lens for another.If you are looking for a lens, please give this one serious consideration, it is a very useful lens.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Best lens by far
Best lens ever. My most used lens, sharp, versatile and tough. It is amazing sharp focusing is super fast and background blur when used wide open is just great. It is expensive but purchase you wont regret as the results are so great!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Go for it
from LLanelli South Wales
Had this lens for a number of weeks nowVery robust all round lens
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