Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom Lens - Refurbished

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About Canon 24-105mm

• 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 Everyday, General purpose, Home, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Studio, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 24-105mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 24-105mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 24-105mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Reliable, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (186),Durable (170),Strong construction (157),Consistent output (145),Rugged (106),Easily interchangeable (94),Superior build quality (64),Fast auto-focus (63),Lightweight (58),Super-sharp images (57),Nice bokeh (47),Reliable (30) Easy to use (25),Easy to clean (10),Quiet (8),Clear glass (7),Simple controls (7),Easily mounted (6),Image stabilization (6),Sharp (6),Good autofocus (3),Versatile lens (3),Zoom range/performance (3) View All
Heavy (49),Poor in low light (16),Semi-sharp images (10),Lens creep (8),Blurry focus (4),Price (4),Poor build quality (3),Pricey / poor value (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (118),Weddings (80),Wildlife photos (50),General purpose (49),Sports/action (49),Portraits (44),Low light (38),Travel (34),Night photography (33),Landscape photography (32),Video (27),Everyday (25) Macro photography (23),Home (12),Wildlife (10),Studio (9),Upgrade (8),Fun (6),Photojournalism (6),Professional work (5),Art (4),Documentary (3),Great all around lens (3),Street photography (3),Walk around lens (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (86),Semi-pro photographer (42),Enthusiast (41),Semi-professional (23),Professional (21),Pro photographer (12),Casual photographer (8)

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

Canon 24-105mm Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Another Great "L" series Lens

Have had this lens for around a month. Yesterday took it as a walkabout lens in Mesilla, New Mexico. It was the only lens I took and it was on my Canon 40D. As I had purchased it as 'refurbished' I knew that it should be correct optically and mechanically in every Canon way. I was right. From a wide angle ( allowing for the 1.6 crop) to the larger tele format, excellent. I found a very large jar filled with the same type of flower but in about 5 different colors. I also found a Mesilla fire h...

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Have had this lens for around a month. Yesterday took it as a walkabout lens in Mesilla, New Mexico. It was the only lens I took and it was on my Canon 40D. As I had purchased it as 'refurbished' I knew that it should be correct optically and mechanically in every Canon way. I was right. From a wide angle ( allowing for the 1.6 crop) to the larger tele format, excellent. I found a very large jar filled with the same type of flower but in about 5 different colors. I also found a Mesilla fire hydrant, faded pink and yellow. When I got home I downloaded from the camera to my MacBook. I copied the shots into digital pro, Adobe CS3, Lightroom and Lightworks. The colors were fantastic, and saw no sign of vignetting at the wide 24. Even the semi-macro came out reasonably well with the len's IS on. They would have been ideal if I had wanted to lug around a tripod, but that would have taken away from my testing.


Most Liked Negative Review



Not consistently sharp. As a reconditioned lens, the warranty is not very generous. Canon did attempt to correct it but no improvement.Then the warranty ran out! Since sold the lens and I am using the EFS zoom lens. Half the price and better image quality. Get the NEW lens and the full length warranty.

Reviewed by 342 customers


The best lens I own


from Jacksonville, FL  -  Professional

I had purchased this lens before with a camera body but sold it. Then I started photographing weddings and was using my 2.8 24-70 which is great but I needed to get closer without being physically intrusive and 24-105 is perfect for ceremonies and receptions. Also, I don't shoot anything below 4.0 except for bridal, pre-ceremony shots and details, so the 4.0 is a perfect wedding lens. It's not as heavy as the 2.8 24-70, versatile and incredibly sharp. The only thing that is missing is the zoom lock, but as long as it doesn't become loose or rotates out on it's own it won't be a problem. I love this lens and will never sell it again.


24-105 Great lens. I own 2 of these


from Hickory, NC  -  Professional

Perfect focus everytime.


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!


Good as new!


from Cheney, WA  -  Semi-Professional

I picked up the Refurbished version of the Canon 24-105 f4/L IS a couple of weeks back from Adorama. The lens come in a Canon factory sealed box marked Canon refurbished and includes everything you would expect from the new version of the item. It came with no cosmetic flaws what so ever. After shooting with it a few time I've determined that this lens is as good as new!!! Everything is up to spec. It leaves me wondering, why did I ever buy new? P.S. one minor issue, it's more of an announce than a real problem but the original hood EW-83H is a sloppy fit, it raddles a bit. However, if your shoot with a cropped sensor camera like the 7d/7d mkii just slap on the EW-83J which was originally for the EF 17-55 F2.8 IS and your good to go. It fits and works perfectly.


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.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DAVID L  Good walk around lens. It also came with a 1 yr factory warranty.
Shopper  Is this lense suitable for use on a Canon Model 60D? If not why not?
GLEN J  I purchased this lens refurbished and am very happy with it. I use it on my Canon 7D, and I'm sure it would work great on your 60D.
Shopper  Can this be used on the Canon Rebel T2i ?
NICK W  yes all ef lenses work on cropped sensor cameras
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