Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Canon 24-105mm

This Canon 24-105mm Bundle comes with $62.95 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic 77mm Filter Kit and a Adorama Cleaning Kit and Shipping is free! .

• This easy-to-use standard zoom lens can cover a large zoom area ranging from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm portrait-length telephoto, and its Image Stabilizer Technology steadies camera shake up to three stops. Constructed with one Super-UD glass element and three aspherical lenses, this lens minimizes chromatic aberration and distortion. The result is excellent picture quality, even at wide apertures. Canon's ring-type USM gives silent but quick AF, along with full-time manual focus. Moreover, with dust- and moisture-resistant construction, this is a durable yet sophisticated lens that meets the demands of advanced amateur photographers and professional photographers alike.

The Canon 24-105mm is commonly used for Art, Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Professional work, Sports/action, Travel, Upgrade, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 24-105mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 24-105mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 24-105mm: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Easy to clean, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Image stabilization, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Quiet, Rugged, Simple controls, Strong construction, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (158),Strong construction (134),Durable (129),Consistent output (122),Rugged (89),Easily interchangeable (79),Superior build quality (64),Fast auto-focus (63),Super-sharp images (57),Nice bokeh (43),Lightweight (42),Easy to clean (9) Quiet (8),Clear glass (7),Simple controls (7),Easily mounted (6),Image stabilization (5),Good autofocus (3),Sharp (3) View All
Heavy (43),Poor in low light (14),Semi-sharp images (10),Lens creep (7),Blurry focus (4),Poor build quality (3),Price (3),Pricey / poor value (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (103),Weddings (66),Sports/action (43),Wildlife photos (43),General purpose (41),Low light (31),Night photography (29),Video (25),Portraits (23),Macro photography (16),Travel (11),Landscape photography (10) Wildlife (8),Upgrade (7),Fun (6),Photojournalism (6),Professional work (5),Art (4),Documentary (3),Great all around lens (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (77),Semi-pro photographer (35),Enthusiast (23),Professional (14),Pro photographer (9),Semi-professional (9),Casual photographer (7)

Canon 24-105mm Features

  • Outstanding optical performance, Lens is optimized for use with digital SLRs
  • Full time manual focus available even in AF mode
  • Image Stabilization makes this lens practical, even in low-light conditions
  • Durable construction with weather resistant network of gaskets and seals
  • Circular aperture design - natural highlights, even stopped down two stops
  • Comaptible with any Canon EOS body, film or digital
  • Electronic diaphragm - manually set apertures stay constant from f/4 to f/22

Canon 24-105mm Specifications

18 elements in 13 groups
Angle of view
84° - 23° 20' (with full-frame camera)
F stop range
f/4 - f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
1.48 ft./0.45m
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
4.2" x 3.3" (107mm x 83.5mm)
23.6 oz / 670g
Inner focusing system with focusing cam
Not compatible with Tele Extenders
Mfr #

Canon 24-105mm Reviews

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(based on 284 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


I'm a believer.

I wasn't a believer in L glass, IS, or zoom. I believe that prime glass is very sharp, I wasn't going to pay for zoom capabilities since I would rather utilize my feet, and I wasn't going to pay for IS since I would rather have a faster lens. Chapter Two... Ok, so I gave in and I bought an EF-S 10-22 and I love the sharp images it produces. This lens is what got me off my high horse named "Prime." Shortly after I bought the wide angle I overheard from other users that the lens was "L" quality...

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I wasn't a believer in L glass, IS, or zoom. I believe that prime glass is very sharp, I wasn't going to pay for zoom capabilities since I would rather utilize my feet, and I wasn't going to pay for IS since I would rather have a faster lens. Chapter Two... Ok, so I gave in and I bought an EF-S 10-22 and I love the sharp images it produces. This lens is what got me off my high horse named "Prime." Shortly after I bought the wide angle I overheard from other users that the lens was "L" quality without the price. This enticed me to look into a mid range zoom L lens for my arsenal of soul hunting gear. Chapter Three... I struggled between the 24-70 and the 24-105. Since I'm writing a review on the 24-105, chances are I bought the 24-105. I landed on the 24-105 due to the extra length it offers while taking a gamble that IS would counter balance the low light capabilities of the 2.8. The IS isn't as effective as 2.8, but it isn't bad at all. The clarity of this lens is absolutely remarkable and well, I believe in L glass now. I WILL NOT buy any other piece of glass unless it has the letter L on it; this includes my living room windows. I also want to add that the red ring looks very stunning. To those that may be going through a struggle between the F4 and the F2.8; unless you enjoy very shallow DOF then I would suggest to save a couple dollars, get the 24-105.


Most Liked Negative Review


prone to breakdown

I have used this lens with great satisfaction until, after about 3 years, it broke down completely in the middle of a shoot. It turned out the diaphragm needed to be replaced at considerable expense. A little internet research revealed that this is a known problem with this lens, although there has been no acknowledgement of that from Canon. I am a long-term Canon fan (40 years!) but I have to recommend avoiding this lens until its flaws have been corrected.

Reviewed by 284 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great ever.!!!


from New York City.

Of my test,morning,noon,night,with or without my flash the pictures were superb. indep, shadows, shade, sharpness softness or hard beautiful simply beautiful. I am mostly manual sometimes Auto beautifully taken and done. I can not say no more,what can I say. I leave the rest to the others.


If you are starting with just one!


from Tucson, Az.

I LOVE this glass! If you are only able to start with one lens.. this is it!! It's universally great for so many situations. It can handle macro to telephoto.. great for videos and photographs, action and still. THIS IS HOW YOU START!!


Good wide range kit lens


from Baton Rouge, LA

This lens came with the 5diii I purchased right before a trip to Puerto Rico. I also brought the 50mm1.2 and 70-200mm2.8 ii and out of the three for that particular trip the 24-105 spent the most time on the camera as being the most versatile. So far I have no complaints about the lens and will be definitely bringing it with me on future trips as an all around travel lens. The size and weight are not bad. it took a little punishment in the rain forest(rain) and some more at the beaches in the form of sand completely unharmed. Overall I beleive it will be a good lens.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good affordable all-purpose lens


from Colorado Springs, CO

If you are looking for an affordable lens that will give you very acceptable results, don't think about it!


just getting started with this lens


from Long Island New York

I have only shot with this lens a couple of times so far, the pictures come out crisp clean and lens is very quiet fast and overall very nice piece.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Sweet lens


from Chicago

I am very happy with this sweet lens. Very versatile and smooth!


Almost the perfect general purpose lens


from Kentucky

The build quality and zoom range are excellent and the focusing is spot-on. My only real complaint, other than wishing it was a 2.8, is that the images are not quite as sharp as I would like. Don't get me wrong, the images it produces are very good to great, but I would not rate them as excellent. That being said, unless you are a professional photographer who demands the absolute sharpest images, this lens will do nicely. For this zoom range I have not found a better lens.


Best walk around lens I've had


from Portland, Or

This lens is why I am shooting full frame (5DII) as well as crop (7D0. Very good performance, with filter on, is nearly waterproof. Great for shooting coast scenics in the winter, snow in winter, Portland gardens in the rain, etc Mt Hood, St. Helens. For backpacking, much lighter than f2.8 24-70 and more reach. I pair it with f.4 70-200L is. Also good for portraits because of f4.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great L Lens from Canon


from Greensboro, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I lucked up and found this lens in the used department in perfect condition. This a great zoom lens, there's a reason it's the kit lens on the newer 5 D's. It's a sharp lens, not a 2.8, but at a maximum aperture of 4 it's still great. Arguably a better lens than the 24 - 70, this lens has Image Stabilization, which is a big plus. Quick autofocus, nice build quality, you won't be disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


My favorite walk around lens


from Arcata, Ca

My second purchase of this lens as the first one was stolen from me. That sentence should tell you how I feel about this lens. I bought this one with the 5DmkIII kit but would have bought the lens separately if it was not available as a kit lens. Make NO bones about it, people have a bad preconception of most kit lenses, that is not the case with this lens, it is after all an "L" lens for a reason The 24-105f4L is USM is my all time favorite walk around lens.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
John R  There are no minuses, just positives..
Shopper  Is this a wide angle lens?
STEPHEN H  Yes .. If used on a "Full Frame" Camera.
Shopper  Is this compatible with a 550d or 500d?
SUSAN W  Not sure. I use this on my 5D but to be sure visit the Cannon site where they show lens compatability with cameras.
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