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


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
Mfr #
0344B002 WB

Canon 24-105mm Reviews

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(based on 284 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Best all around lens

Great overall lens. I used ir on European vacation and got great photos. Preciously had 400 mm zoom and 28mm. This was a great lens to use for family events, proms, potraits and scenery. It was recommended by a knowledgeable photo enthusiast and it has served me well for many purposes. it is a bit bulky and heavy.

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  what " white box " means ?
JASON M  White box = lens included in a kit, but separated and sold separately. Same lens, same warranty but the box has no markings.
Shopper  Where is this lens made?
STEFAN K  My lens says "Made in Japan", but so does any other of my Canon lenses, whether it came in a white or red/white (CanonUSA) box...
Tom t  Is this Lens new? If so why is it priced $300.00 less than others? Sounds fishy to me..what gives?
BRIAN K  As an end-user, I am unable to "certify" the history prior to my receipt. Only the staff at Adorama can answer that question. That said, the EF 24-105 "white box" I purchased arrived in mint condition - did it appear and function as I would expect from a new lens? Absolutely. If someone were to place two otherwise identical lenses in front of me - (with the only difference being the packaging) - I do not believe I would be able to tell the difference. No fish detected here - you can purchase with a high degree of confidence.
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