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8.6 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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Overall 6
6.0

Not the best for video

Hanner, B&H Photo
30 April 2014
  • Excerpt: We bought the 5D Mark III with this lens for our production team and frankly it's a bit dissappointing. This lens is dedicated to be used strictly for video, so this is not a review of its still image quality. It has nice bokeh, but it's not as sharp as I'd like from a $[$] lens. The 24-70mm is likely a better choice for our needs.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not as sharp as expected, Not sharp enough, Too Soft For Video
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Overall 6
6.0

Not sharp and lacks contrast.

Monkey Girl, Amazon
1 April 2014
  • Summary: 28-135 is sharper than this lens. I must have a bad copy. Also there are some dings on the mount of this "new" lens. Will add photos. The only good thing about this lens is the constant aperture of f4.
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Overall 6
6.0

No warranty card included as others have claimed...

SithTracy, Amazon
9 February 2014
  • Summary: The product did arrive in new condition (looked to have come from a 6D kit). Also has the new center pinch Canon lens cap. The serial number is on the flange and I registered it with Canon online without issue. I have an invoice indicating I purchased it from Amazon Prime. I could be wrong, but I would expect Canon to stand behind that for 1 year. As far as the usability of the lens, it works as well as the 24-105 should. My test images were sharp and spot on.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great lens, but.

7rabbit, B&H Photo
2 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I very much like this lens and find it to be acceptably sharp from F4 on but much sharper around F8. Coupled with the Canon 6D I have been able to use this lens in very low light. My biggest complaint is with lens creep. Point the lens down and it will slide all the way out to 105mm. Frankly, this is very poor craftsmanship on Canon's part as this appears to be a common problem, and one that Canon does not fix well when sent in for repairs.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Great image quality
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Kit Lens

xzoup, Canon
7 October 2013
  • Conclusion: This lens produces soft images, I would be hard pressed to label it an L lens. I would think it would work well for taking photos of your kids while at the park, the IS and zoom lens will come ln handy, and even though the images will not be that sharp, they will be acceptable photos that the family will enjoy viewing.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images
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Overall 6
6.0

Fine quality but

Ageed, B&H Photo
19 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The lens quality is fine but the autofocus stopped working within less than 6 months. Many experts say that this lens often get technical failures
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

TELEXTENDER INCOMPATIBLE: Otherwise OK

Ray, B&H Photo
16 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens thinking that it would work with the telextender. It does not.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable
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Overall 6
6.0

Chromatic aberrations

Ivan, Canon
28 May 2013
  • Conclusion: This lens is built relatively well, and performs relatively well, although I am very much surprised with chromatic aberrations which are too high compared even with EF-S 17-55/2.8, which is not L, and has worse build quality. Was taking images side-by sude with these two lenses (as well as with 70-200/4L IS USM and 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, and this lens was the significant outperformer.
  • Cons: chromatic aberrations
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Overall 6
6.0

How did this become an L lens?

Gusmax, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Shelling out the big dollars for a top of the line L lens one expects at the least, sharp focus. I didnt find this with the three versions of the 24-105 I have tried. Because of its wide range and f/4 aperture this is by far the most common lens used by the general public. But if you need the shot to count?? If you need tack sharp eyes or edges?? <br />This lens will simple tick you off. <br />If it were a $600 lens it would be a champ in that arena..
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

so - so

Adorama
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I don't like the distortion. I had a 28-135 that i LOVED - but Canon doesn't make it anymore. It was versitile and it didn't distort so much. <br /><br />I ended up renting the 24-70 often instead.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Distortion
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