Canon EF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Review

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the lens was released 2005.
The lens belongs to the category standard zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Product description from Canon

At launch 2005 Canon wrote this regarding Canon EF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM :

"This easy-to-use standard zoom lens can cover a large zoom area ranging from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm portrait-length telephoto, and its Image Stabilizer Technology steadies camera shake up to three stops. Constructed with one Super-UD glass element and three aspherical lenses, this lens minimizes chromatic aberration and distortion. The result is excellent picture quality, even at wide apertures. Canonīs ring-type USM gives silent but quick 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 advanced amateur photographers and professional photographers alike.

he Canon Zoom Lens EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, which was designed to complete the f/4L zoom series lineup, is a standard zoom lens covering a wide range of focal lengths, from 24mm wide angle to 105mm mid-telephoto. The lens incorporates an Image Stabilizer (IS) that gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed three stops faster, allowing the handheld capture of shots that would otherwise be blurred by camera shake. The EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM delivers the high-contrast, high-definition images for which Canonīs L-series is renowned. Three aspherical lens elements (two replica, one glass mold) combined with Canonīs proprietary Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens element effectively correct chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range to realize outstanding image quality. Designed to meet the needs of professional and experienced amateurs for a wide range of photographic subjects, the new lens offers full-time manual focusing, which enables users to focus even in the AF mode, and a durable dust-resistant construction, ensuring unfailing performance even under harsh conditions."

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 24-105 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.

The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 24 mm or at 105 mm the aperture value can be f/4.

Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "EW-83H".

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Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
  • Has a built-in image stabilizer
  • Works on all sensor types
  • A lens hood is included
  • The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
  • The price (more info)

Our Review Ratings

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Overall rating 3 of 5

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