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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Review

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens is a newer version of the original Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens that promises improved image quality over the original. It features an all new optical design with 17 elements in 12 groups. Also among the improvements are 4 glass-molded (GMo) aspherical lenses on 5 surfaces to provide excellent resolving power. These improvements also help to increase peripheral brightness for better edge-to-edge performance and reduced distortion.

Another improvement is found in the Image stabilization system, which Canon says is good for up to 4-stops compared with 3-stops on the original design.

The original 24-105mm f/4L was a decent performer and a pretty good value – especially when purchased with a camera body at a tremendous discount. The new vesrion will likely continue that tradition, filling a niche for a great walk-around lens with great image quality and a versatile range.


  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM - $1099.00

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Overall User Rating

4.66 out of 5

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Focal Length 24 - 105 mm
Max Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focus distance 16.1 inches
Maximum Magnification .23x
Number of Elements 17
Number of Groups 12
Aperture Blade Design Rounded
Number of Aperture Blades 10
Filter Size 77 mm
Diameter 3.3 in.
Length 4.7 in.
Weight 1.76 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar None
Weather Sealed Yes
Distance Scale Yes - No Hyper Focal Markings
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Shade Included

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