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

Product Summary

  • Model name: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • Release Date: 22 August, 2005
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Format : Full Frame
  • Mounts: Canon EF
  • Color: Black
  • Availability: September 2005
  • Price: £869.00
  • Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H


Several aspects of the EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens make it a good choice for discerning Canon DSLR users. The EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM covers an excellent focal length range of 24-105mm which makes it ideally suitable for not only a wide range of  architectural and landscape photos but also suitable for photographing objects at a fair distance. Compatible on all Canon EOS digital SLRs the EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM has a total of 18 elements arranged in 13 groups including one Super-UD glass element and 3 aspherical elements. The lens has excellent suppression of LCA (lateral chromatic aberration) and spherical aberration.

Canon’s Image Stabilization systems ensure that the camera is steady for up to three stops of slower shutter speeds. Hand holding is that much easier with this lens. Additionally the presence of ring-type USM (ultra-sonic motor) means the lens is fast and quiet when auto-focusing. For those who prefer not to waste time switching from auto to manual focusing the lens has FTM (Full-time manual focusing). For precise focusing the photographer can turn the focusing ring even in AF mode without having to flick a change-over switch.

A close focusing distance of 1.48’ means the lens can be used to shoot reasonably small objects and fill the frame. The lens diaphragm is made up of 8 blades with the maximum wide aperture being f/4. The external dimensions of the lens are 3.3” x 4.2” and it weighs 670 grams. The filter size specification of the lens is 77mm. Also check out the new EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Sample Images by EF 24-105mm f/4L IS on Flickr

Product Images


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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Specifications

Image sizeFull Frame & APS-C
APS-C equivalent focal length38.4mm  – 168mm
Angle of viewH:74º – 19º 20′,
V:53º – 13º,
D:84º – 23º 20′
Construction (elements/groups)18/13
No. of diaphragm blades8
Closest focusing distance (m)0.45
Max magnification (x)0.23 (at 105mm)
Distance informationYes
Image stabilizer3-stops
AF actuatorRing USM
Filter Size (mm)77
Max. diameter x length (mm)83.5 x 107
Weight (g)670
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II0.40-0.12
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II0.61-0.27
Lens hoodEW-83H
Soft caseLP1219
Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x IINot compatible


More Info

Canon Camera Museum Technical Report
Canon Digital Learning Center

Purchase options

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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