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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, reviewed by JM Photos

 
thatpreludeguy
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Jan 24, 2015 13:27 as a reply to  @ post 17371841 |  #16

Great stuff there, I'm on the fence between the 24-70 and this lens but the added cost is tough to justify. Cant see the issue with the lens being one of quality of glass that's for sure.




  
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Jan 24, 2015 15:10 as a reply to  @ post 17396111 |  #17

I have been considering this lens. I just found one fellow in Craigslist that has one listed for $625 -- it is literally brand new(came with the kit). Is it possible to get warranty coverage if I were to get a copy of his receipt? Or is the whole kit registered to a single person?




  
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Familiaphoto
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Feb 13, 2015 10:18 |  #18

Another endorsement of the 24-105. It has been practically welded to my 5D II since the day I got it on the 5D II's release day. Very versatile and solid image performance. There can be barrel distortion and f2.8 would be nice, but with IS and the ISO performance of the 5D its hasn't bothered much if at all.


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Mar 18, 2015 18:58 |  #19

Familiaphoto wrote in post #17430201 (external link)
Another endorsement of the 24-105. It has been practically welded to my 5D II since the day I got it on the 5D II's release day. Very versatile and solid image performance. There can be barrel distortion and f2.8 would be nice, but with IS and the ISO performance of the 5D its hasn't bothered much if at all.

With endorsements like this, I'm very much looking forward to mine being delivered tomorrow! I was on the fence between this and the 24-70 for what feels like forever. In the end, I felt like the zoom versatility was more important than having an extra stop. If I need bokeh, I've got a Tamron 28-75 and a 50/1.4.. surely that ought to cover it.

Taking it to Chicago here in a few weeks and hope to put it to solid use.




  
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Mar 19, 2015 15:15 |  #20

I waffled about buying the 24-105 due to the mixed reviews, but I really wanted an all-purpose lens with IS and a little more reach. A couple of fellow photographers convinced me that it was worth buying and so I did. I have not regretted it. Even though it should not have been a good choice, I pressed it into service for landscapes and even sports by necessity (I was on a trip and didn't have my preferred kit) and it delivered. It's like the FF equivalent of my 17-55 for versatility, and that's high praise.


Canon 1Dx | 5D3 | 7D2 | 6D | 70-200L f/2.8IS | 70-200L f/4 | 24-70L f/2.8 | 24-105L f/4IS | 100-400L f/4.5-5.6IS | 17-55 f/2.8IS | 50 f/1.8 | 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 | 4x Godox AD360

  
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Mar 23, 2015 03:37 |  #21

I just bought a 5D Mark III with this lens. Took an indoors portrait shot in low light - something you would normally use a prime for - and I wasn't expecting much, but the result was stunning! Great lens!!
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Mar 23, 2015 04:20 |  #22

Because of the mixed reviews, I keep expecting to find disappointment each time I twist this lens onto the 5DM3.

So far, it's risen to the challenge each and every time -- tech wizards might find minute indications that lead one to believe the lens has issues, and micro-measurements might illustrate that as well. But, it certainly performs well in the field ( and that's really what counts, right?) and I'd say any discrepancies are limited to tech measurements and not practical application. As a general walk-around lens, the 24-105 sits on my camera most of the time unless I change it out for a specific application. I like it a lot, and will never sell it. I recently added the 16-35 f4 to get the wide end a little wider in my kit, but will still carry the 24-105 on the camera most of the time.




  
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Mar 25, 2015 14:27 |  #23

monkey44 wrote in post #17487748 (external link)
Because of the mixed reviews, I keep expecting to find disappointment each time I twist this lens onto the 5DM3.

So far, it's risen to the challenge each and every time -- tech wizards might find minute indications that lead one to believe the lens has issues, and micro-measurements might illustrate that as well. But, it certainly performs well in the field ( and that's really what counts, right?) and I'd say any discrepancies are limited to tech measurements and not practical application. As a general walk-around lens, the 24-105 sits on my camera most of the time unless I change it out for a specific application. I like it a lot, and will never sell it. I recently added the 16-35 f4 to get the wide end a little wider in my kit, but will still carry the 24-105 on the camera most of the time.

I agree when you say that you will never sell it. I feel like the money that I could get for the lens doesn't outweigh the performance or value of this lens. It also sits on my camera 80% of the time unless I need another lens for a very specific thing (150-600 for wildlife or 14mm for ultra wide).


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Mar 28, 2015 17:33 |  #24

I just upgraded from my trusty old 28-70 f2.8L, and this lens blows it away for image quality, esp at the long end, on FF.

I'm using Lightroom, which corrects the CA and distortion on the wide end, and about 50% sharpening with 1 pixel radius really brings up the details.

With a little PP I think this lens can do more than the 24-70 f2.8L, and suits me fine. I do location portraits, often on industrial sites, and the zoom range is perfect for the way I work.

Also, it's lighter than the f2.8 zooms, and very easy to hold steady.

Highly recommended!


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eNTiTy
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Apr 03, 2015 03:27 |  #25

Please check the control number of your lens to see if the lens has flare issue.

Canon Product Advisory on flare issue (also showed the location of the control number):
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …il&docId=0901e0​248004ccb4 (external link)


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6D | 40D | 17-35 f/2.8L USM | 24-70 f/2.8L USM | 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | 24-105 f/4L IS USM | 40 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 MkI | 85 f/1.8 USM | 70-210 f/4 (1st gen-can't seem to let it go :o) | 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM

  
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Apr 03, 2015 12:59 |  #26

eNTiTy wrote in post #17502922 (external link)
Please check the control number of your lens to see if the lens has flare issue.

Canon Product Advisory on flare issue (also showed the location of the control number):
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …il&docId=0901e0​248004ccb4 (external link)

My control number is UBxxxx so it is not one of the ones that is affected!


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eNTiTy
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Apr 03, 2015 17:49 as a reply to  @ JM Photos's post |  #27

Great, mine was not as well. If you purchased a brand new lens recently, the lens may not be among those affected.

I guess, I should have mentioned that the notice was referring to the early built lens. I meant to put out this notice for those that purchased a used lens.


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6D | 40D | 17-35 f/2.8L USM | 24-70 f/2.8L USM | 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | 24-105 f/4L IS USM | 40 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 MkI | 85 f/1.8 USM | 70-210 f/4 (1st gen-can't seem to let it go :o) | 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM

  
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Apr 05, 2015 21:28 |  #28

I agree with the rest of you. Just got a 6D kit and I'm enjoying it so far.


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Apr 22, 2015 02:21 |  #29
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Looking at moving from the 7D to a 5DIII and, as mentioned, this is bundled with a 24-105...Was a bit worried at the f4 but after reading this...looks like it's a no brainer...


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mkoller
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Apr 23, 2015 12:40 |  #30

I also have to agree that this is an excellent lens. I find myself using it more and more as just a general shooting lens. I love my primes but this zoom will always have a place in my bag. I have had mixed results with the 24-70 2.8 (I). but the 24 - 105 is very reliable. I just did a band shoot and used this lens almost exclusively. Very happy i made this purchase!


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