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

introduction

  • similar image quality although much more distortion to the 24-70 f/2.8L but lighter, more range and IS thus better for stationery subjects whereas the f/2.8 on the 24-70mm means its better for moving subjects.

Version II lens

what's new?

  • improved OIS
  • less vignetting
  • 10 bladed aperture instead of 8
  • 4 ASPH elements
  • flourine and Air-Sphere coatings
  • sharper and nicer bokeh?
  • bigger and heavier and even stiffer zoom requiring two fingers so less fun

specs

  • introduced in late 2016
  • 24-105mm f/4.0
  • not weather resistant
  • 17 elements in 12 groups incl. 4 ASPH
  • “4 stops” OIS
  • 10 circular blades
  • Fluorine front and rear coatings for dirt and oil resistance
  • Air Sphere coatings to reduce flare and ghosting
  • close focus 0.45m (1:4.2)
  • 83.5x118mm long
  • 795g
  • 77mm filter
  • $US1099

reviews

    • some focus breathing - image from this lens gets smaller as focused more closely esp. at 105mm
    • nicer bokeh than version 1
    • strong barrel distortion at 24mm and moderate to strong pincushion distortion from 35~105mm
    • sunstars at f/22 not great

Version I lens

specs

  • introduced in 2005 - 2016
  • 24-105mm f/4.0
  • not weather resistant just one rubber gasket on the lens mount
  • 18 elements in 13 groups incl. 1x UD, 1 ASPH
  • “3 stops” OIS
  • 8 circular blades
  • close focus 0.45m (1:4.3)
  • 84x107mm long
  • 670g
  • 77mm filter

reviews

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

specs

  • introduced in 2014 as a consumer lens to optimise Live View CDAF autofocus at half the price of the L lens
  • MF is electronic so needs camera power on
  • silent STM focus mechanism for allows silent autofocus tracking while shooting movies with newer cameras
  • 17 elements in 13 groups incl 2 ASPH
  • 77mm filter
  • 7 rounded blades
  • 0.4m close focus giving 1:3.33 (0.3x)
  • 4 EV OIS
  • not weathersealed, no moisture seal at lens mount
  • 81 x 121mm
  • 523g
  • $US599

reviews

photo/canonef24-105mml.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/26 12:44 by gary1