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

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Product Highlights
  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4-22
  • One Super-UD & Three Aspherical Elements
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Dustproof and Waterproof Sealing
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.5'
  • 77mm Filter Thread Diameter

The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens from Canon is a versatile, easy-to-use standard zoom lens that covers a focal range from wide-angle to portrait-length telephoto. Its constant maximum aperture of f/4 provides effective consistency when at the telephoto end of the zoom range.

The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens series, combining the highest standards of precision optics and operability with dust and moisture resistant construction. Canon's ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) provides silent and quick autofocus as well as full-time manual focus override. Optical image stabilization enables up to 3-stops of compensation against the effects of camera shake and one Super-UD and three aspherical lens elements minimize aberrations for overall optical clarity.

With impeccable construction and comfortable handling, this is a durable yet sophisticated lens that meets the demands of advanced amateur photographers and professional photographers alike.

Image Stabilizer
Ideal for handheld work, IS Optical Image Stabilizer allows use of shutter speeds up to 3-stops slower with no perceptible increase in image blur.
Fixed Aperture
With no change in aperture over the full focal length range, photographers can set exposure at the widest aperture and zoom through to 105mm without slowing shutter speed.
Super UD and Aspherical Lens Elements
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.
Ring USM
Ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive responsive, near-silent high speed auto focus. Good holding torque stops the focusing lens group with precision without overshoot. Full time manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.
Super Spectra Coatings
Optimized Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting - more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true color balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.
Performance
Focal Length 24 - 105mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 38.4 - 168 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 84° - 23° 20'
Tilt/Shift None
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
Magnification 0.23x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 18/13
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 4.2" (8.38 x 10.67 cm)
Weight 1.47 lb (670 g)
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • E-77U Front Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • EW-83H Lens Hood
  • LP1219 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonEF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 1170 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (210)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (942)
    • Strong construction (735)
    • Durable (688)
    • Consistent output (657)
    • Easily interchangeable (482)

    Cons

    • Heavy (277)
    • Poor in low light (112)
    • Lens creep (27)
    • Blurry focus (17)
    • Slow focus (8)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (605)
    • Weddings (419)
    • Sports/action (249)
    • Low light (232)
    • Wildlife photos (232)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (371), Semi-pro photographer (233), Enthusiast (136), Pro photographer (127), Casual photographer (88)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (666), Yes (32)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Full Frame Workhorse!

    This would have to be the most versatile lens that I have ever owned, It's a true workhorse. Most of the time I prefer to use primes, but in fast moving situations, like...Read complete review

    This would have to be the most versatile lens that I have ever owned, It's a true workhorse. Most of the time I prefer to use primes, but in fast moving situations, like events, where time is of the essence this really is the go to lens. It's wide range of focal lengths allows you to rapidly acquire a range of different types of shots without missing the moment
    .
    Optically it's a good performer, it's pretty sharp wide open at all apertures maybe a bit softer at the telephoto end. At 105mm wide open it makes for a usable portrait lens, with a narrow enough depth of field to throw the background out of focus. The quality of the bokeh is smooth and it handles specular highlights very well, stopped down these remain circular.

    At the 24mm there are two predictable problems; noticeable barrel distortion and pretty strong vignetting wide open that doesn't truly go away until f8. Both of these issues are hardly surprising on a zoom lens with such a large range of focal lengths and thankfully both can be somewhat circumvented in programs like Aperture or Lightroom.
    .
    The build quality is second to none and importantly the lens is weather sealed; I have no problem using this lens in pouring rain on my 5d mk2 and I have done so a number of times with no ill effect. All controls are smooth, the only complaint is that when zooming on the wide it's a very short distance between 24mm and 35mm, this is not a deal breaker though.

    Auto focus is superb! It's accurate, silent and rarely hunts even in low light; again, on a 5d mk2, which is not known for it's great focusing system!

    When it comes down to it though it's the image stabilisation that really brings this lens together, combined that with it's range of focal lengths it makes for an amazing combination; and believe me f4 is a blessing for most photographic situations, it makes the lens light enough to carry around all day; add a 50 or 85mm prime and you are good to go!

    I would highly recommend this lens to anyone with a full frame camera, If it's good enough for Martin Parr, It's probably good enough for you :)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    a little too soft until F8

    the colors are good. The focusing is quick, but the images are a little too soft until F8

    I have been using a 70-200 f4 for a year, and...Read complete review

    the colors are good. The focusing is quick, but the images are a little too soft until F8

    I have been using a 70-200 f4 for a year, and it is tack sharp at f4 and get even sharper when stopping down.

    This lens is a little dissapointing.

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    5.0

    Added versatility to a great camera

    By Mike

    from Northeast PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

      Canon 6D becomes a more versatile camera with this lens allowing when necessary to use the camera for many types of photographic works when carrying multiple lenses or multiple cameras would be too inconvenient.

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      5.0

      Well worth the price

      By jmartinez143

      from Troy, MI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

      great constant 4.0 and very sharp at 50mm

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      • No

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      3.0

      failed twice

      By DennisW

      from Bellingham WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Failed Twice

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

        I have used this lens as my basic walk around for 65 years. I have 5D Mark II and III bodies plus a suite of L series lenses. I love the range and the size and weight of the 24-105. The barrel distortion is acceptable as it can be adjusted in Photoshop. The problem is reliability. Two years ago the lens failed while I was in Indonesia. The manual focus ring seized and would not move. I had it fixed. Last week an error 1 appeared. According to Canon CPS - "Usually error 01 requires a new diaphragm assembly and is a major repair. Please send it in at your earliest convenience." I have lost confidence in the lens. Check the blogs and you will read that this is a common problem.

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        • No

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        5.0

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

        By Tex

        from Colorado Springs, Colorado

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

          One of the most amazing lenses Canon has put out. Amazing detail, lightweight and all around great lens to carry with you on trips. Would recommend this lens for everyone to get.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent constant ƒ stop lens

          By Voltman

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                I purchased and have carried my lens since 06/20/08 on a Canon 5D Mark II from the Caribbean to Glacier Hubbard Alaska and many points in between including the NM desert and it has performed faithfully rendering over 10,000 mostly landscape/nature photographs. The constant ƒ stop is great for a zoom lens. This lens is nicely balanced on a Canon 5D MKII body and handles nicely when shooting from a moving vehicle. I am considering another one as a gift to my grand daughter who is a budding photographer.

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                5.0

                Get more than what you pay for.

                By AnimalNate

                from Austin, TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                    It does everything I ask.

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                    5.0

                    Great color, great sharpness.

                    By Anticipatory

                    from Annapolis, MD

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                    • Lens Creep

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                    This is an all-around lens for me. I use it at events and family stuff.

                    I love the image stabilization and zoom range.

                    There is some lens creep.
                    I wish the lens was an f2.8, but if it was, I probably couldn't afford it!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great general lens

                    By Pika

                    from Boulder, CO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                      This lens is a very versatile lens. Excellent for travel photography.

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                      2.0

                      Only sharp from f 8.0 up

                      By Lifecaptain

                      from Caracas, Venezuela

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Blurry Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                        Used for general indoors-outdoors photography. Great focal lenght range but way too blurry at f 4.0. Had to send for repair for internal stripe-cable broken.

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                        5.0

                        Quality

                        By Chief Photographer

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Rugged

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                        I purchased this lens to add to my kit. It is a versatile carry lens for my 5D MkIII.

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                        5.0

                        Quality lens

                        By Jon G

                        from Lancaster county PA

                        Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                        Excellent zoom lens. I would recommend it and buy it again!

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                        1.0

                        Hideous Lens

                        By Dust

                        from Pleasanton, Ca.

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Terrible Distortion

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                            The lens exhibits the worst barrel distortion I have ever seen on ANY lens. Unless you want to spend all your time squaring up images in post, avoid this lens. Canon has a lot of nerve putting the L glass brand on this lens. The EF 28-135 that came with my 40D is much superior. I bought this lens as a package with my 5D III. What a mistake. do your self a favor and buy the body only and get a different lens.

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                            3.0

                            Not the best for video

                            By Hanner

                            from Bloomington, IN

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Not as sharp as expected
                            • Not sharp enough
                            • Too Soft For Video

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                              We bought the 5D Mark III with this lens for our production team and frankly it's a bit dissappointing. This lens is dedicated to be used strictly for video, so this is not a review of its still image quality. It has nice bokeh, but it's not as sharp as I'd like from a $[$] lens. The 24-70mm is likely a better choice for our needs.

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                              5.0

                              Solid performer

                              By C Lo

                              from Los angeles

                              Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                              Great all around lens to help fill the gap between 35-70. IS is nice for video, and for me the IS was preferred over 2.8, considering i was only filling a 35 mm gap. Would recommend, especially if shooting vid for clients.

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                              4.0

                              Lincoln Memorial

                              By Erik

                              from Baltimore, Maryland

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                                  I love this lens and its versatility.

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                                  • No

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                                  2.0

                                  It's a Creeper

                                  By Debbie

                                  from Richmond, VA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • great clarity
                                  • Nice Bokeh

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy
                                  • Lens Creep
                                  • Poor in Low Light

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                                  When I first purchased the lens I was very happy. I had to adjust to some features and soon found out that my Tiffen variable ND filter did not work well with the wide angle, needless to say I was very upset because I do alot of photography on the water. Only after 4 months of using my new lens it started creeping down when in use, I also shot from on high straight down or product photography. Of course can't return to B&H and Canon said I could send it back for tightening but don't be surprised to find out that it cannot be fixed because it is a normal feature for this lens.This was my first L-Series lens and I am beyond disappointed!!!!!Yes the clarity is good but if I can't use it to shoot everything without it being a pain, I would have never bought it...or at least if I had read the reviews first I would have know about this issue I could have purchased with this first hand knowledge instead of being surprised. I would recommend the lens for regular photography because it does have very good quality glass.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Lens

                                  By Robin

                                  from South Carolina

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Nice Bokeh
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                                  Love this lens!

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                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Not bad

                                  By Eugenio

                                  from MA

                                  Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                                  Absolutely great for a kit lens.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great lens!

                                  By Jules

                                  from Piedmont, SC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                                        Great picture quality

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                                        4.0

                                        Really High Qualiy Lens

                                        By Nate

                                        from Saint Johnsbury

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                        • Nice Bokeh
                                        • Rugged
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Night Photography
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens:

                                          This is the "kit" lens that came with my 6D. Whoa!
                                          The build quality is very nice. Good solid heavy feel. Image stabilizing. Macro. What else could you possibly ask for!?

                                          It would be nice if this lens was faster and could maintain that faster f/stop all the way through the focal range. But no one is perfect.

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