Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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Nice lens until an issue Canon ignores ends the party
Rex granite, Amazon
2 June 2015
Summary: Great lens for general purpose. The bad is a known issue Canon ignores. A circuit connecting the apperature to lens communication will break. Search Canon error 01. They know it's an issue but Canon's answer is screw you pony up 400 bucks if you want your. $16000 lens to work a couple more years.
Excerpt: This lens is really fantastic in terms of optics. You'll probably only need one lens. I am a 'semi-pro' photographer (aka most of my photography is for work) and we used this lens for everything from product photos to 1080p video and it performs quite well.HOWEVER, after a mere 1.5 years of use, I...
Excerpt: When I first purchased the lens I was very happy. I had to adjust to some features and soon found out that my Tiffen variable ND filter did not work well with the wide angle, needless to say I was very upset because I do alot of photography on the water.
Conclusion: Lens is faster auto focus, overall good photo results. But went to faulty in less than 2 years - power diaphragm issue. While search the issue on website, found this is common issue with this lens for many years.
Excerpt: I replaced my 24-70L with this lens on a full frame 6D n order to get the slightly farther reach and less weight, sacrificing f2.8 fro f4 which I hoped iS would compensate. The lens is sharp and the IS works fine, but on a full frame sensor it has awful vignetting.
Excerpt: Amateur; arguably an enthusiast, but admittedly not the most educated. The lens doesn't perform as expected considering the investment. My Canon 10-22 noticeably outperforms. Not a recognizable step up from my kit (18-135 on a 50D).
Excerpt: I must have received a lemon but this lens combined with my 5Dii is completely unacceptable. Soft focus, "whites" tend to blead!, noticeable and random vignetting. This lens is [*]. This will be going back to be exchanged. If I see the same issues I will be returning my entire order.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction