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Canon EF 24-105mm f 4L IS USM

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Canon EF 24-105mm f 4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f 4L IS USM
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Initial Price: 
$1150
  • Three-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass element​
  • Aspheric lens elements
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • 8 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Dust and moisture resistant 
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 24-105mm f 4L IS USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

Offering a greater focal-length range and a more compact construction than other standard zooms, the EF 24-105mm f/4 IS USM is the ideal lens for the professional travel photographer.

  • L-series optics
  • Lightweight 4.3x zoom
  • Constant maximum f/4 aperture throughout zoom range
  • Three-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Super UD and aspheric lens elements
  • Fast autofocus
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture provides pleasing background blur
  • Soft case and lens hood

The professional photographer's lightweight standard zoom.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Lightweight and versatile
The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM offers a 4.3x zoom ratio, from wide angle to medium telephoto. It is highly portable, weighing just 670g.

Fixed aperture
The f/4 maximum aperture of the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is fixed throughout the lens' focal-length range, so shutter speeds will not change as the lens is zoomed.

Image Stabilizer
The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM features Canon's three-stop Image Stabilizer (IS), making it ideal for handheld work. IS permits the use of shutter speeds up to three stops slower than normal, with no perceptible increase in image blur from camera shake.

Super UD and aspherical lens elementsThe lens incorporates a Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass element to eliminate secondary chromatic aberrations. Aspherical lens elements correct for spherical aberrations. The result is crisp, high-contrast, undistorted optical performance throughout the zoom range, without colour fringing at high-contrast edges.

Ultrasonic focusing
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.

Reviews

"On the EOS 5D MkII used for testing, the weight of the EF 24-105mm f/4 balances perfectly. The outer barrel is constructed from high quality textured plastics, which all feel very rigid and sturdy while keeping the weight down. The fit and finish is to a very high standard with the textured finish being the type that will not show marks easily. Being one of Canon's 'L' series lenses it is also sealed against dust and moisture

Post date: 03/08/2011 - 00:00

"This has been one of the most-requested lenses on the site for us to test, so we're very pleased to finally be able to share our test results with everyone. - And what a lens it is! This will come as no surprise if you've read the glowing user reviews below, but it's always good to see our test results fall right in line with users' experiences.

Post date: 18/01/2010 - 00:00

One of Canon's greatest hits ever. Many photographers around the globe have this lens practically glued on their 5D markII's. Plastic but strong construction, excellent image quality, really versatile zoom range, and a fast IS/AF system.

"The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens' color and contrast are excellent. The rectangular baffle (above) over the rear of the lens is

Post date: 13/01/2010 - 16:18

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1150
Release Date: 
09/2005
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
13.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
5.1 TStop
Distortion: 
0.60%
Vignetting: 
-1.3 EV
Chr. aberration: 
6.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Ring USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
24 - 105mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
84° - 23.33°
Zoom Ratio: 
4.3x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
18 elements in 13 groups (Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass element,​ Aspheric lens elements)
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.45m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 3-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
83.0mm
Length: 
107.0mm
Weight: 
670.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
77mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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