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sharp images

This lens is capable of really sharp images, the focus can grt caught out sometimes, sometimes down to my error I think, ive had the lens for a month now and I am very pleased with the results. I have upgrsded from a panasonic fz1000 to a canon yd mk3, so thr quality should be and is much better in terms of sharpness and quality of image. I get a sharpness and overal quality I could not achieve with the panasonic, good thought the fx1000 is. Zooming in on a photograph still produced very clear and acceptably sharp images.Read full review...

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Brilliant "Must Have" Piece of Kit

If you only buy one L Series Lens this year, Splash out on this little Beauty.. Right out the Box the Lens feels solid and looks the business. It doesn't disappoint either when put through its Paces. I used it for a month on my Canon 750D & 5D Mk III before posting this Review. The sharpness on stills right across the zoom range on both cameras was impressive. I'm really happy with my purchase and its now my "Go To" lens. I haven't tried the video capabilities as yet, I'll leave that for another day. There are sharper lenses out there if you have deep pockets but all in all, this lens is great value for money and would be a useful addition to any Kitbag. Go get One!Read full review...


Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS lens

How can you rate an L lens as anything less than excellent? Well, call me picky but I'm disappointed that this lens isn't a huge improvement on the optical performance of the Canon EF 28-135mm IS, but more than this, I'm amazed at the barrel distortion at 24mm. It is correctable using PSPro or (with a little more effort) Photoshop, and perhaps I'm expecting too much, even of an L lens! That said, the build quality and "Rolls-Royce" feel is what you're paying for, and in this respect it doesn't disappoint at all. The zoom ring is silky smooth, and AF is as silent and fast as you could want. It just feels like quality, and is - in this area - a quantum leap from the 28-135 IS.

Optically it is noticeably more contrasty than the 28-135, so that's a good thing, and as you'd expect having spent out around double the money. It is, actually, sharper than the 28-135 particularly at the extremes of the zoom range, and at full aperture. At around f8 I think you'd be hard-pressed to see any difference at all. So don't expect a huge difference in the sharpness of your shots if you trade up from the 28-135 IS.

What you get for your money is pleasure! This is just a nice lens to hold and use, and one which will continue to please for a long long time. It does have its shortcomings, unlike for example the 100-400 L which, used carefully, produces absolutely stunningly sharp images that just glow, somehow. Despite the shortcomings though, it's still a lens I would recommend over the 28-135 IS. The difference between 24mm and 28mm is a very useful one, and well worth the trade-off at the other end of the zoom range.

If you are struggling with the dilemma of swapping your 28-135 IS for the 24-105 L (as I did), I'd say that if you can afford to make the swap, then do it - you may not see a vast improvement in IQ, but you will thoroughly enjoy taking pictures with the 24-105. And it will hold its value very well too, always nice to know when times get hard!

Nine years on, and a mark 2 version of this lens has been released. Having read the in-depth reviews of the new lens, I can see that some improvements have been made (it's slightly sharper and the IS is better) but the price seems to have almost doubled. On a whim a few years ago, I sold my 24-105 to get a 24-70 f2.8 L, and actually regretted doing so. Okay, the barrel distortion at the 24mm end was less, but I really missed the bit from 70mm to 105mm. I made the decision to sell the 24-70, and bought another (new, white box) 24-105 - the mark 1 version. The reviews I've read of the mark 2 didn't indicate to me that the improvements justified the huge jump in the price. I reckoned therefore that £500 for a brand new mark 1 lens was, on balance, a bargain. I'm very happy with the 24-105!
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Great lens for everyday use

This is quite a versatile lens for many everyday situations. Supplied in good working order, well packed and timely at a great price.

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Canon EF24-105 F4 IS USM Lens

This a great all purpose lens. I wasn't sure at first, but the more I worked with it, the more it kept on giving. It's good for landscape work and despite its limitation to F4, is very flexible in lower light situations because the IS is so good. It's only real shortcoming is that there is no real Bokeh because F4 is too small an aperture to do it properly. Aside from that I am well pleased with the lens which has been on my camera non-stop for a week now.Read full review...

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Getting the Best From My Canon EF 24-105mm F.4 IS L USM Lens

On its own the Canon EF 24-105mm is an excellent lens, giving sharp, clear images throughout the full zoom range, meaning less change over of lenses; however combined with the Canon EF 70-300mm L USM lens, gives you the ultimate coverage for almost any occasion.Read full review...

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A lens not to be without

I think its well known this is a popular lens and now I can see why, especially comparing to cheaper non L canon lenses. love the photos I'm taking with this and it seems to stay on the camera most of the time now.Read full review...

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Excellent Lens

Great walk about lens ....Good for all photo situations ...Portrait ...Landscape and Macro.....Can't fault it

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The all round go to L lens

This lens offers a great balance between versatility and reliability, the lens although a little on the weighty side consistently grabs sharp focus and clear images across the range. Once you push the aperture to its most closed off range however you will start seeing a degradation, but nothing major.
my 24-105 L pretty much travels with me on all of my travels and jobs, it may not get used all of the time as I do prefer prime lenses, however it is a great lens to be able to rely on should anything go wrong. When I am out travelling this rarely comes off the camera unless I am looking for a very specific shot.
On a side note, the build quality (although generally fantastic) is not perfect, with a little age on it I have noticed now that gravity will cause the lens to zoom as the resistance on the zoom control ring has worn in thoroughly now and the weight of the lens elements will allow gravity to take over.
Well worth the money and definitely recommended
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Great L Series Lens

24-105MM Is a great L Series lens for general use and with super quality results .Quite and very quick motor you cant help to be impressed.Ideal day to day lens and great for portrait too.

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