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

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

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
3 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM was first announced in August of 2005, targeting event/street photographers who require a lens with moderate wide to medium telephoto coveraget range. The so called 'standard zoom' category of lenses is choke full of lenses from both original equipment manufacturers as well as third party independent manufacturers like Sigma and Tamron.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

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

What Digital Camera
29 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Pro-spec, full-frame standard zoom with three-stop image stabilisation
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REVIEW: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

photodo
15 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a close look at this popular 'L' series lens which covers a 4.4x zoom range, has a constant maximum aperture of f/4 as well as image stabilisation and an ultrasonic focusing motor.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution in the centre throughout the zoom range, Excellent performance towards the edges when stopped down, Great Image Stabiliser, Good build quality, Fast silent autofocus
  • Cons: CA levels towards edges throughout the zoom range a little high
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Lens Test: Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF

Pop Photo
4 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Pro shooters have been asking Canon for an image-stabilized, wide-angle, general-purpose zoom with a constant aperture, weather resistance, and full-frame coverage. (Amateurs have a comparable one in Canon's $420 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.) This $1,250 (street) lens, a study in contrasts, is the response.
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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Compared to EF 24-70mm f/2.8L and EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lenses

Images by William Castleman
21 June 2008
  • Conclusion: EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Strengths: This 4.4x constant aperture L-zoom lens provides close to the perfect focal length for event photography (e.g., weddings, receptions) as well as travel photography with a full frame camera. Sharpness and contrast are very good wide open at f/4, but improve if stopped down to f/5.6. Image stabilization is useful in low light, and superb L-quality build make it a lens that will survive heavy use under moist and dusty conditions.
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Expert Review

photo.net
31 May 2008
  • Excerpt: The Canon 24-105/4L IS lens is reasonably high quality, reasonably fast, reasonably wide range, and reasonably light. It is designed for the latest generation of full-frame digital SLRs such as the Canon EOS 5D , ( compare prices ) ( review ). If you want a high quality wide-to-telephoto zoom and plan to take photos from a moving car, boat, or airplane, buy one right now from amazon.com , ( compare prices ).
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Overall 8
7.9

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, (tested with cropped-frame APS-C body)

Camera Labs
1 March 2008
  • Summary: There’s no denying the Canon EF 24-105mm is a high quality lens. It has decent optics, the excellent mechanical and build quality you’d expect from Canon’s L series, while the USM auto-focusing and Image Stabilisation are both very effective in use. Mounted on a full-frame body like the EOS 5D, the EF 24-105mm is an ideal general-purpose zoom lens for those who demand high quality, but how suitable is it on a cropped-frame body like the EOS 400D / XTi, EOS 450D / XSi and...
  • Pros: Canon 'L' build and mechanical quality., Effective IS and quick USM focusing., Polariser-friendly internal focusing., Compatible with full-frame bodies.
  • Cons: Lacking wide-angle on cropped bodies., Relatively expensive., Fringing visible even on cropped-frame., Less compelling if you're not going full-frame.
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Overall 10
10

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

The Digital Picture
29 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Boasting the superb build, mechanical and optical quality found in the Canon L-Series Lenses and a widely used range of focal lengths, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens is one of the best and most popular Canon general purpose lenses made. The 24-105 L Lens quickly became one of my favorite and most-used lenses. If I had only one lens, this would be the one.
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Overall 8
8.2

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

Camera Labs
1 June 2006
  • Summary: The lens did however have a rocky start, with early models suffering from an internal flare problem , forcing returns and delaying wider distribution. These issues seem to have been solved now though, and certainly the versions we've tested exhibited no problems in this regard. The EF 24-105mm performed well across its range, particularly in terms of corner sharpness at wide angle, while essentially matching our EF 85mm f1.8 prime in terms of resolving power when both...
  • Pros: Useful wide to short telephoto range, Effective anti-shake IS capability, Fast and quiet USM focusing motor, Polariser-friendly internal focusing
  • Cons: Relatively expensive (at list price), Corners slightly soft at telephoto end, 24-70 f/2.8L has better build and focusing, 17-40mm f/4L an affordable alternative
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Overall 9
9.0

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

ePHOTOzine
13 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a close look at this popular 'L' series lens which covers a 4.4x zoom range, has a constant maximum aperture of f/4 as well as image stabilisation and an ultrasonic focusing motor.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution in the centre throughout the zoom range, Excellent performance towards the edges when stopped down, Great Image Stabiliser, Good build quality, Fast silent autofocus
  • Cons: CA levels towards edges throughout the zoom range a little high
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