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

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
An advanced one-lens solution, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM is a Canon L-series zoom covering wide-angle to short-telephoto focal lengths and featuring a constant f/4 maximum aperture. The version II of this popular lens sports a redeveloped optical design, which includes four aspherical elements to significantly reduce distortion and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for great sharpness and accurate subject rendering. Individual elements feature an Air Sphere Coating, too, to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy in harsh lighting conditions.
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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Overview

An advanced one-lens solution, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM is a Canon L-series zoom covering wide-angle to short-telephoto focal lengths and featuring a constant f/4 maximum aperture. The version II of this popular lens sports a redeveloped optical design, which includes four aspherical elements to significantly reduce distortion and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for great sharpness and accurate subject rendering. Individual elements feature an Air Sphere Coating, too, to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy in harsh lighting conditions.

Complementing the refined optics, this 24-105mm f/4 also sports a ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism to enable quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. A four-stop-effective Image Stabilizer is also used to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed and has a protective fluorine coating on the exposed elements for use in trying environmental conditions.

Standard wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens is designed for use with full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 38.4-168mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range.
Four glass-molded aspherical elements, including one large-diameter double-sided glass-molded lens, help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
An Air Sphere Coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing design, optimized focusing algorithms, and a high-speed CPU, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Rounded ten-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens has a weather-resistant design that protects against dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions. Additionally, fluorine coatings have also been applied to the front and rear lens elements for further protection against fingerprints and smudging.
UPC: 013803274196

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

Focal Length24 to 105mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° to 23° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.24x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.29 x 4.65" / 83.5 x 118 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6.1" / 155 mm
Weight1.75 lb / 795 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.425 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.2 x 5.6 x 5.3"

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

Just the lens I've been looking for.

By Innes
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-21

I've been wanting this lens for a long time, I have the earlier version the Canon USM 24-105mm I, and it's a pretty good lens, the USM II is a tad bit better and a little sharper than it's predecessor IMO, I have the USM I on my Canon 80D and the USM II on my 90D. The focal range is an improvement and the sharpness is better, while it may not be stellar overall I love this lens and will gladly use it from portrait to sports this will be my go to lens.

Great results with the 90D

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

Recently took this lens paired with the 90D to the Doodad Farm for a day of music and I was very pleased with the results. The 24-105mm makes a great landscape, or just walking about lens. Great overall lens.

Fine Lens!

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-02

I waited for this to arrive, since it was backordered. But it was well worth the wait. Sharp and smooth zooming. And it used the same 77mm filters that I had.

My second L lens. Two down and one to go

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-08

Got this with the same B&H order that delivered my full frame, so I was able to get a review of this lens using a full frame. I've attached a photo that has a 100%, 200% and 400% cropping. Photoshop was only used for the cropping. Pretty sharp in the corner but very sharp in the center area. Color is good here despite the dark clouds moving in. Photo was handheld and the IS worked nicely. I have Esential Tremmors in both hands so the IS is very important for me. This is my second L lends, the first one being the 16-35/4 IS. Third one will probably be the 70-200/2.8 IS. Those three with my full frame should make for some good photos on our next trip to the west USA. I'm happy and enjoying my new L lens.

My Favorite Lens

By Christian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-17

This is hands down the most versatile lens in my kit. I use it with a BMPCC 4K and a Viltrox EF-M2. It's image stabilization is so good I can use my BMPCC handheld with perfect smooth footage.

An Excellent Go-To Lens

By Vicki
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-25

This lens has become my primary lens by far. If I have any feelings of uncertainty about what lens to bring, or if I'm dealing with some limited space, this lens 9 times out of 10 makes the cut.

Stabilizer is broken

By Timothy
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

The lens is fine other than the stabilizer skipping upon opening the box to use it. I bought it for a shoot and will be exchanging it the second I'm back in the city.

I kept thinking it was me....

By Breck
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-24

I had not had a lens of this type before. My previous and only Canon lens was the incredibly good 100-400mm, mark 2. I use two Canon 7D Mk 2 cameras by the way (both telephotos for birds). I've had this 24-105 for several years now. I have put this 24-105 on both of my 7Ds as well as the older 60D. No improvement in focus on any of the three. Currently the 24-105 is on my trusty of 60D, b/c since there was no difference I reckoned I'd keep this crummy lens on my oldest and lowest quality camera. I kept thinking it was me.... As said this is only my second Canon lens and with my love affair with the 100-400 choosing this lens seemed to be a good choice. Wrong. I've read all of the reviews of this 24-105mm telephoto; I've even seen some comments on it when reading reviews of the Canon 24-70mm. Some people think this 24-105 is just great. Really?! They and I must be in some alternative universe from each other. If there are 24-105s that are just wonderful then I really got a dud. I shoot mainly closeups of plants, like less than 18 inches. So this is where I see the lack of sharp focus that this lens provides. I've tried everything, from using a tripod to getting on my belly trying to get a good solid hold on it, in case the problem was my shaky hands. Doesn't matter. This is just not a good lens for sharp focus at close ranges. And, frankly it isn't all that great just shooting landscapes or people. I've found that I have taken to using my 100-400mm to shoot some close-up plant photos by standing off and using the 100mm focal length! It took me a while, longer than the time allowed for returns, to realize that this lens is just really not good at all. Not...at...all, period. I've been looking at replacing it but when I read some of the reviews of the 24-70mm (mk. 2) I see the same sort of negative reviews to a degree not very reassuring to its quality either. Due to the time zone difference between me and New York City, I have not yet found the right time to call B&H and ask to speak with a consultant there who, I hope, can listen to this 'tale of woe' and suggest a Canon lens that I can try next. Perhaps even rent, which is something I've never done.

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