Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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Quick focus, good overall pictures, but
4 weeks ago
Summary: 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. Why canon you didn't take an action - looks like only this lens is faulty for many in the L series.
Summary: I bought this lens one year ago and it has gradually quit focusing correctly. I tested it on my 7D & 5D mkii and got poor results using both auto & manual focus at every aperture. I own the Canon lenses 100-400L, 70-200L, 16-35L & 85 1.8 and this is the worst lens I've ever used! What a huge disappointment, this is no L-series lens.
Summary: Oh how I wanted to love this lens...I really did. This was my first "L" lens and maybe I was expecting to be blown away, but I just wasn't. I know this lens has great reviews so it's possible that I just got a bad copy but majority of the photos I took with it were blurry or soft, & if I did get a good in focus shot, it just didn't look sharp enough to me at all.
Summary: This lens has been my go-to lens for nearly 3 years now. It is a great out door lens or whenever you have plenty of light. The 24mm on a 5D full censor makes for great wide shots. Don't be fooled by it's f4.0 when shooting video however. I have found that it produces an awful video image at f4.0 and will NEVER look in focus no matter what you do. The lowest you can go is f5.6 to get a clear image. Very disappointing.
For a L lens I expect higher quality. Error 01 is a frequent problem.
David L, Amazon
6 February 2012
Summary: Optical quality is excellent. But go search online for "Canon 24-105mm error 01" and you find very high number of user experiencing this aperture failure. I am one of those unfortunate user. For an L lens that you pay closer to or over $1000 for I expect 1. higher quality, 2. free repair should such high number of user experience this type of failure. Come on Canon, be responsible and if you know one of your product line is faulty: 1. fix the problem and 2.
Not sharp at night photo and has a scratch , I contacted the seller, but I didn't hear nothing back
4 December 2011
Summary: I didn't have to use this lens in June. The lens was refurbished, but it doesn't mean that it can have a scratch. Also the night shots are not sharp. I used two different camera bodies and turned off IS. The pictures still have poor quality. I contact the seller, but they ignored me.
Summary: This is a outstanding overall lens; however, It is the third time I have to send for a repair because there a recurrent problem with the diaphragm and the auto focus unit. For an expensive L quality lens this should not be happening so frequently.
Summary: The lens worked well for about a year, but then I found that dust had gotten into the lens itself. I'm very careful with my handling and storage of this lens and I am very disappointed because this lens is suppose to be sealed. I now have very obvious dark spots on my photos only with this lens and I can visibly see dust particles on the inside of the front lens. Costly repair leaves me with a poorly operating L lens.