|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|L||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|IS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|II||Second version of the lens.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS II USM||Aug 2016||⊗|
|Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM||Oct 2005||⊗|
|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||84°-23.3° (35mm full frame)|
|70.7°-18.4° (Canon APS-H)|
|59.1°-14.8° (Canon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||17 elements in 12 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||10|
|Closest focusing distance:||45 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Stabilizer features:||Mode 1|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø83.5 x 118 mm|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant barrel|
|Fluorine coating:||Front and rear elements|
|Filter size:||77 mm|
Design and Features
An improved version of Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM with better peripheral brightness and more efficient optical image stabilizer.
The lens is a part of Canon’s series of Luxury lenses notable for their excellent build quality and robust design. The lens barrel is heavy, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features a zoom lock lever to keep the zoom ring fixed at the shortest focal length of 24 mm. This function is convenient for carrying a camera with the lens on a strap because it prevents the lens from extending.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 77 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
A fluorine coating has been applied to the outer surfaces of the front and rear lens elements to repel particles of dust, water or oil drops for easier cleaning of the lens surfaces.
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/7 second at focal length of 105 mm*).
*) without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation and is not capable of automatic detection of panning.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5Ds R|
|Sensor size:||36×24 mm|
|Distortion at 24 mm:||-3.21 %|
|Distortion at 105 mm:||+1.98 %|
|Vignetting at 24 mm F/4:||-1.9 EV|
|Vignetting at 105 mm F/4:||-1.45 EV|
Alternatives (AF, 21-118 mm)
|Canon EF 24-105mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM||2014||⊗|
|Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM||2005||⊗|
|Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM | A||2013||⊗|