Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Review

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM


With a weight of just 670g and a relatively small size of 84x107mm, it is smaller and lighter weight than the Canon 24-70mm F2.8L USM. The front component does not pivot amid focusing, thus, there are no problems when utilizing a polarizer, without a hood anyhow.

The optical development is made of eighteen components in thirteen bunches including 3 aspherical components (2 imitations, 1 glass shaped) in addition to the S-UD (meaning “super ultra-low dispersion”) component. The minimum center distance is 0.45m following a maximum object amplification of about 1:4 ratio at 105mm. This lens highlights eight circular aperture blades. Just like most Canon L-series zooms, the typical filter size is also 77mm.

This lens has a ring sort USM motor on a front-focusing system bringing about an amazingly low AF noise and fast AF speed. Full-time manual centering is constant in the one-shot AF mode.

In order to better explain, the image stabilizer gives a proportionate impact of 3 F-stops in shutter speed for photography (at the expense of slower screen speeds if misused to the maximum). Also, the IS option is useful for static scenes, except there is no second mode for panning. As to the nature of the lens, this is not a major downside since activity photography is typically not its essential application.

The assembly nature of this lens is valuable. No noteworthy wobbling and a smooth control ring – practically great. The lens is additionally intended to forego rough conditions due to the sealing against moisture and dust.


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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Specifications

General SpecificationCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length24-105mm
Camera Mount TypeCanon EF
Format ComitabilityCanon 35mm/APS-C
Angle of View84° - 23° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance17.7”
Actual Weight23.5 oz
Aperture Range-Wide/ Long F4.0-22
Focus Ring Rotation122°
Lens Hood Included?Y / EW-83H
Image StabilizationYES
Case Included?Y / LP1219
Year Introduced?2005

Technical Specifications


The resolution at 24mm and F4 is phenomenal at the center, however, the quality towards the edges falls behind a little. Ceasing down enhances the quality towards the edges significantly and top quality over the casing is reached at F8, where the resolution is incredible over the edge, too.

At 105mm, the center resolution at the greatest aperture is still great, yet the quality towards the edges has diminished a bit. As perpetually, ceasing down enhances matters and the best quality over the casing will be between F8 and F11, where the middle is amazing, and the quality towards the edges is great.

Chromatic Aberration:

Specialized testing uncovered the non-appearance of chromatic aberration. There was a weak insight of color fringing at 24mm, however, nothing at all, once the lens was moved far from its lowest focal length.

Shading or ”Vignetting”:

When you join a full-frame plan and a little APS-C camera you can get great vignetting results. With the 24-70 mm range, at greatest focal length, the loss of brightness in the casing corner is constantly 10%, and on ceasing down to F5.6 it diminishes to an impalpable level of between 5%-7%.

The most noteworthy vignetting can be seen at 105 mm because by F4.0, the light fall-off in the edges adds up to 14%, but that is likewise a decent result all by itself. Applying F5.6 opening disposes of the issue (about the amount of 4%).


Longer central lengths show mild pincushion distortion yet at the wide end of the central range, the circumstance is truly notable. The heavy barrel distortion will effortlessly be observable in the picture.

I was somewhat surprised when I first saw the test outcomes on the grounds that this is still an L-series lens.

Buy this lens if:

On the off chance that your style of shooting will be more advantaged from a bigger zoom range,  this lens is unquestionably justified. It appears like extraordinary esteem likewise for the execution and components you get at the cost.

Indoor picture takers will most likely select the 24-70 L, but outdoor / landscape, travel, and representation picture takers may favor the 24-105 L.

You can cover any classifications of photography from the scene, studio portraits, and models, animals, to formal occasions or even night concerts. Picture quality is extraordinary unless you pixel-peeped (however I question whether individuals appreciate your photography works of art by pixel-peeping).

Don’t Buy this lens if:

If you are not an expert picture taker, you ought to thoroughly consider deliberately buying a lens for such heavy cash. On the off chance that you are on a tight spending plan additionally, consider the 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM.

I would not suggest this lens for use with APS-C camera bodies essentially on the grounds that the central scope of 38 mm to 168 mm is simply not so valuable (look at the 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 USM IS instead).

Try not to attempt to shoot architecture photos at the wide end central length with the 24-105mm F4L IS USM in light of the fact that building photography frequently requires precisely straight lines. Ceasing down does not assist with distortion, so utilizing a marginally longer focal length ( the point where this lens is extraordinary) or programming correction would be your exclusive alternatives.

In case you’re into wedding or portraiture, shooting generally at the telephoto end and requiring speedy centering and a little depth-of-field, the more established 24-70mm has the edge over the 24-105mm.


The 24-105mm F4L IS USM is one of Canon’s top-of-the-line general-purpose lenses. It’s extremely rough, accompanies an amazing ring-sort ultrasound center engine, and includes an image stabilizer that permits shutter speeds three times slower than normal. The lens’ greatest aperture is settled at F4 for the entire focal range, and this is an unexciting aperture for wide-edge lenses, but a truly decent aperture for the 105 mm of central length the lens offers for telephotos.

One More Thing.

By and large, this is an incredible lens that is definitely evaluated and exceptionally adaptable. A few clients may grieve the zoom’s absence of a more extensive aperture however, all others will welcome its ideal evenness of components and worth for cash.

Walkthrough the below video to see the sample photos of the lens.

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You Can Get The Lens From My Recommended Retailer: Amazon

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  • Very good review of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens. I actually have this lens and I can attest to just how versatile the focal length is, as well as producing high quality, colourful and very crisp images; both on zoom and wide angle. It’s real sweet spot I’ve found is around the 50mm focal length point, but a great all round lens and part of Canon’s more elite L Series range. I love it. If you want one, get one. Well worth the money. You’ll use it regularly for years and years.

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