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

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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.

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

Canon 24-105mm Reviews

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(based on 281 reviews)


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Reviewed by 281 customers

(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.


Used but not abused


from New York  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought a V-level used lens first and although it produced wonderful images, it had one physical kink that I couldn't get over. So a week later I went back to Adorama, and the staff helped me chose a lens quality that fit what I was looking for. An E-rated lens was just right for me. No visible physical issues, perfect functionality, and again wonderful images. Very very happy with this purchase, the focal length is just right for portraiture/events and the aperture is wide enough to get the quality that I need. The lens is sturdy and easy to use, would recommend to anyone, used or new if you have the extra $ :)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great walk around lens


from Boston NY

Sharp fast lens only problem is my wife liked it so much I had to buy her one too! We have both had great success capturing superb images with this lens its a must have. Tack sharp even in low light.


Good value


from Pensacola, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought this lens to shoot a competitive cheerleading event - worked perfectly with subjects constantly moving around. The f4 throughout the length comes in handy since the only lights that were on were above the girls (and guys).

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