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- Zoom lens
- 105 mm
- Canon EF
- 24 mm
- f/4.0 L IS II USM
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For incredible versatility, the EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM has been redesigned to deliver high L-series optical performance that pairs smoothly with the high-resolution, full-frame sensors of SLR cameras. Featuring a zoom range of 24-105 mm and a constant f/4 aperture, the EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM is ideal for landscapes, portraits, sports and more, offering effective all-day performance for amazing photography and videography. It helps reduce ghosting and flare, and has improved peripheral brightness as well as a 10-blade circular aperture that helps deliver sharp, evenly illuminated images with gorgeous background blur. It even has an improved IS system for better handheld performance, especially in challenging light. From wide-angle to mid-telephoto and everywhere in-between, the EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM is a durable, compact performer you can count on for amazing performance and gorgeous results in more places, more often.
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Canon EF zoom lens - 24 mm - 105 mm is rated 4.70 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackthebaldguy from Sharp, Smooth Definite improvements like the lock for when I put camera in my bag. Smooth action and sharp, sharp as a tack.
Date published: 2019-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff Colorado from Great all around lens Great all around lens. Very sharp and fast auto focus.
Date published: 2020-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaxpropix from 24-105 L lens Great build and the photos are great. My only criticism is that it’s heavy! Paired with the 5D Mark IV it’s a lot to lug around.
Date published: 2020-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tommy Wash from Awesome Lens Just purchased this about a month ago and I am very pleases with the product. The lens performs exceptionally well. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Max n from Your new favorite everyday lens Great every day lens, I use it for almost anything. I can always count on getting most shots with this lens when I’m out and about. I’ve had it a couple weeks now and I fell in love instantly. The clarity is amazing and I’m getting some of the best photos I’ve ever gotten! Wonderful lens, not super open with an f4 but it does it’s job well every single time.
Date published: 2022-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by no nickname 9999 from I received a defective copy and a refund. The refurbished copy of this lens that I received was electrically defective. The image stabilization motor came on at random times and did the opposite of its intended purpose. It also came on (consistently) when I was using the EOS utility to transfer pictures to my computer. To Canon's credit, they took the lens back and issued me a refund. In between electrical failures, I attempted to evaluate this lens but I had limited success. My impression was that it maintains exceptional image quality across a broad range of focal ratios and was particularly impressive at f4. However, it seemed to be much less sharp from 24mm to 35mm than it was at 50mm and above. But, due to the electrical issues this copy was having, it any optical evaluation might be inaccurate. In any event, after returning this lens, I bought a new Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM from a Canon dealer and I'm thrilled with it. It's amazingly sharp (even out to the edges) over its entire range and maintains that sharpness, pretty much regardless of the focal ratio.
Date published: 2017-12-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandman1204 from Focus for portraits seems soft This lens cam in the kit with our EOS D5 Mark IV. The camera body is great and tack sharp with all of our other lenses but the portraits we have taken with this lens were underwhelming and soft overall at multiple focal lengths. I was shocked that a Canon pro series lens would render such poor results. It is brand new so i have contacted Canon support because I do not believe the performance of this lens should be this poor. They suggested cleaning the contact and mailing it to their repair department if that does not work. I cannot include photos because they are client portraits.
Date published: 2018-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by tjhammer from Great general use lens. High quality L series zoom lens at a great price. Nice general use lens for most applications. I have shot about 30 test photos so far on a 5DSR with excellent results. I was a bit apprehensive about buying a refurbished lens and any concern I had has diminished.
Date published: 2018-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toni B from Wonderful Lens I recently purchased the 5DM4 with this lens and I have to say that it impressed me with it sharpness, clarity, and speed even zoomed to the 105mm. I upgraded from a 70D. This lens gave me beautiful bokeh with my close ups and headshots.
Date published: 2018-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrowniesarusRex from Love this lens! I bought this before a trip to the National Parks in the Pacific Northwest and I am so glad that I did. I did not use any other lens on the whole trip. This lens was very versatile, sharp, and the image stabilizer was very useful.
Date published: 2018-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by daddyeddie from Optically comparable. I bought this lens to replace the 24-105mm F4 version 1. Nothing scientific, but it seems the new version is comparable optically to the previous version. Is it better by a landslide, well, that I cannot be certain. I do like the lock switch to prevent the lens from creeping down when the lens is pointed downward. Is a bit heavier, but not a deal breaker. The focus is very responsive and quick like the older version. The color rendition is good. This new version has a coating that suppresses flaring against high contrast scenes. I shot some images with bright light coming from back of the subject, but still is not convince that the new lens is that much better than the previous version in this regard. Overall, I am still fine with this purchase.
Date published: 2018-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clem from Impeccable lens This lens helps so much to aid in getting great shots inside where light is low. I m just learning about the lens bit by bit. It would have been nice if you folks would have sent a pamphlet explaining how to work the lens. Non the less it is a great lens
Date published: 2018-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by repixa from Serious Lens I did replace my 24-105 Mark 1 with new mark 2. The new one is tougher along with modern design. The focus and zoom rings are well placed and versatile. Image stabilization works excellent and much better than the previous version. Sharpness improved but the colors and contrast stay as well (somehow a bit lower contrast than its predecessor). It is longer and heavier than mark I, which is not very welcomed and takes bigger place in my bag. AF is speedy and dead on. I did a comparison with 24-70 f/4 IS at 24mm, which new lens succeed the sharpness in the center and right corner but not visible different in the left corner, possibly my copy is not well centered. Overall, I like the new baby… Thanks Canon!
Date published: 2017-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by mbb from A little better than the original I just got this to replace my 2006 24-105 MKI model. That one was like new since I took care of it, other than a little barrel creep when pointing down. I figured I would trade it in and try the new one. After some testing, I don't notice a huge difference. The MKII seems a little sharper overall. The IS seems much quieter, which is great especially when shooting video (but this is not an ideal video lens in the first place in my opinion). So that's a bonus. I don't notice the longer length so much; the increased weight is noticeable only when holding them side by side. Not a deal-breaker at all. Overall, I'm happy with the upgrade. This is a great everyday lens. No lens does it all, but this covers plenty of applications.
Date published: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cayenne4605 from Extremely versatile lens I am on my third Canon 24/105 L IS LENS. They are very well made and I love the 72mm view glass. I would recommend this glass to everyone who needs a great lens that is good for a great deal of photo opportunities!!!
Date published: 2018-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by tiffm from Great lens I was so hesitant about buying refurb. However, I learned that Canon has an excellent refurb program and heard from my pro photographers about their great experiences buying refurb from Canon. I heard so much positivity that it changed my mind and I decided to try it. I got his lens and it looks brand new!!! You cannot tell that it is a refurb. Its my first L lens and I couldn't be happier with it. The images are very sharp! It is a great lens. I will be looking to purchase another in a few months and will do refurb again.
Date published: 2018-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by dan t from best lens money can buy this is my everyday lens for outdoor you's it does not matter if you like shooting Vehicles or if you are shooting from a dissent
Date published: 2019-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samori39 from Great deal & excellent product! I bought this as a Christmas present & couldn't have passed up the deal. The product is an excellent lens as well!
Date published: 2019-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff585 from Great lens for every day use I bought this recently and it is a sharp walk around lens. I looked at off brands but stayed with Canon because of the superb weather proofing and overall quality in all their products.
Date published: 2018-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gaunertod from Canon Awesome lens! I wished I had purchased it sooner. The IS allows for shutter speeds that are unbelievably low with great results. Also when combined with extension tubes I can get some great macro shots. I have only used it on my full frame camera (5D Mark iv but I expect simular results from my crop sensor camera. Great job Canon!
Date published: 2018-07-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeffroe392 from Sharp and versatile! First L lens and it didn’t disappoint! Sharp, versatile zoom range and IS! What more could you ask for. Love it! Only thing that took some getting used to is the larger size and heavier weight verses USM lenses I was using before.
Date published: 2018-07-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel from Still Canon's best versatile zoom! Still Canon's best versatile zoom! This new 24-105 is a worthy purchase. I've owned the Mark I version three times, the 24-70 f/2.8 II, and the 24-70 f/4. My major disappointment with the f/2.8 II was lack of IS. The 24-70mm f/4 was very nice since it had IS, but I still missed that 105mm! After a little bit of AFMA, the lens is superb! Quick focusing, sharp images (much improved in corners), and lets in more light than the previous version. No, it doesn't have 2.8, but the IS is better than the first version, so that helps tremendously with slow moving subjects. You can shoot everything from wide landscapes to head and should portraits with nice bokeh. Yes, you lose some quality when compared to the 24-70s, but that is pure physics. This is the best compromise between image quality and focal range in my experience.
Date published: 2018-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by cajungypsy from Great lens I was so hesitant about buying refurb. However, I learned that Canon has an excellent refurb program and heard from my pro photographers about their great experiences buying refurb from Canon. I heard so much positivity that it changed my mind and I decided to try it. I got his lens and it looks brand new!!! You cannot tell that it is a refurb. Its my first L lens and I couldn't be happier with it. The images are very sharp! It is a great lens. I will be looking to purchase another in a few months and will do refurb again.
Date published: 2018-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by BWJR from 24-105 lens Immediately put it into production for our hs senior headshots.
Date published: 2018-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by carlg from Go To Lens I have 10 Canon Lenses. This lens stays on my camera. It is my go to lens. It's quiet, fast and sharp.
Date published: 2017-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy C from Perfect walk-around lens I am very pleased with this lens. I had compared it to the 24 - 70 L and made the decision that the extra focal length would be better for my style of photography. Less glass than the f 2.8 makes it easier to carry all day and the extra stretch (105 mm comes in handy. Nice bokeh and very sharp. I am impressed with the stabilization since I shoot mainly without tripod.
Date published: 2018-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaveD from The lens that stays on my camera all the time I had the original but wanted to upgrade to v2. Nice lens that stays on the camera most of the time
Date published: 2018-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iron Man from Great Walkaround Lens!! This lens came with my Canon 6D ll, I was very happy with the sharpness and clarity of this Lens. I didn't write a review till now beause I wanted to use it for a year or so first. Canon did an great job on both camera an lens. I've use the lens under all conditions, even low light. This is now my go to lens. Great job Canon!!
Date published: 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by C W T from Chuck T. says it is Great Lens! I bought this lens with a 6D mk 2 a year ago. I have not taken a bad photo with it, except when I didn't set everything perfectly. When I shoot full auto, the camera does a fantastic job with this lens. I have not found a mode in which it does not work.
Date published: 2018-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darwin Sr from Lightweight versatile go-to lens A very versatile, lightweight lens with a wide range of shooting capability. The 24mm lock is a great feature. This lens replaces my 28-300mm zoom lens (on heavy side), as my everyday lens.
Date published: 2020-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hequi from Lightweight versatile go-to lens A very versatile, lightweight lens with a wide range of shooting capability. The 24mm lock is a great feature. This lens replaces my 28-300mm zoom lens (on heavy side, as my everyday lens.
Date published: 2020-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Photo Bear from Best addition to my bag. Excellent image quality. More range than my 17-40. Put on a filter from day one to protect the element.
Date published: 2019-08-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Walt_N from EF 24-105 F4L IS II USM lens Nice lens. We have a copy for our EOS 6D and wanted another for the 5DIII.
Date published: 2019-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Orland from Great Lens but Great lens. Not as good as my primes or 70-200 2.8 and 100-400, but, decent. Some pictures are great, others not so much. Could be operator error, but, my other lens produce consistent excellent results. Switched from the 24-70 L4 for the additional reach. This lens has fewer sharp keepers than my others, but, it is a good outside good light lens.
Date published: 2019-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rablogan from A traveller's gem As with my original 35-105 FD lens, this replacement EF is fabulous. I just completed a trip around the Highlands of Scotland and this lens afforded me everything that I needed for creating a travel log
Date published: 2023-07-29T00:00:00-04:00