The Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM is one of the best all-purpose kit lenses, equipped with a 3-stop image stabilizer, for Canon EOS SLR cameras.
Alongside with the EF 17 - 40 mm f/4L USM and the EF 70 - 200 mm f/4L USM, this lens completes the professional lineup of Canon f/4L zoom lenses.
Its optical scheme includes two aspherical elements and one UD element, which minimizes aberrations and has a positive effect upon color and contrast rendering.
Canon engineers paid special attention to the enhancement of the Super Spectra lens coating, as well as to the forms of lenses itself. Halation and flare effects are minimized even when shooting against backlight.
Pictures taken with this lens are very bright with saturated colors and good detailing across the frame.
It is already very sharp from f/4.0. It has a circular 8-blade aperture.
An updated built-in ring-type ultra-sonic motor (USM) makes focusing fast and silent. Focusing is internal, the rear part elements rotate. Manual focusing can be switched on at any time by turning the focus ring.
The front part of the frame does not rotate during focusing, which enables the use of special attachments, as well as gradient and polarizing filters.
The Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM has a very useful range of focal lengths and is fit for many types and genres of photography. This is a very good lens for travelers. It is ideally fit for video shooting on modern SLR cameras.
Compatible hood: EW-83H
The lens comes completed with a hood and a soft case.
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Posted by: Sergei Borodin Date of publication: 20.08.2010