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Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM Lens

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Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM lens

Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM lens

Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM lens

Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM lens

Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM lens


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

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

Optical design

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

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2005

Optical design: 18 elements in 13 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $1033


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
24mm - 105mmf/4.0f/2280.4577670/23,6107/4,2

Additional information:

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

Photos taken with this lens Canon EF 24-105 mm f/ 4 L IS USM:

Collapsing waterdrops
Autor: Ko Jonus
5 0 998

Autor: Ko Jonus
4.8 0 1385

Sad monkey
Autor: Milos Stradiot
4.75 0 2091

Still life - Romanian glasses
Autor: Ko Jonus
4 4 1722

Mechanical quality4.2114
Optical quality4.0013
Pricing / Value3.5114
Overall lens rating

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