Often Labeled a Walkabout Lens
This is a great range for use as an every day
around lens. It's very versatile, light and produces great image
sharpness throughout the range. There is a bit of
vignetting at the
wide end, which I actually like. But there is also quite a bit of
barrel distortion at the wide end, which I dislike. This is quite
noticeable when shooting interiors architecture; it can be corrected
in software however it can be a hassle.
zoom lens is often
labeled a 'walkabout' lens, and that's a good portrayal. There's nothing better if you want to carry
a camera and lens around and obrain an assortment of shots from
wide angle to
(it has an equivalent
angle of view of 38.4-168mm on a 1.6 crop factor
APS-C sensor) . It's
challenging for lens engineers to formulate all the compromises essential to
allow a lens to go from wide angle to telephoto, with a maximum
focal length over four times the widest focal length, but Canon has
in this area.
It's dust and moisture resistant and incorporates Canon's very finest standards of precision optics, the EF 24-105mm f4L
IS USM is designed for
travel, and celebrity photographers looking for a lightweight and maneuverable lens with minimal image quality compromise.
Complementing the EF 17-40mm f4L USM and EF 70-200mm f4L USM, the lens completes Canon's f4L-series zoom lens range.
Like all L
series lenses, this one is built extremely solid. It may feel fairly large and bulky to those who haven't used L series lenses before. The extra bulk is
comes from higher quality glass and the use of more durable materials (metal vs. plastic).
These lenses are designed for professional
photographers requiring a light
zoom lens with a fixed aperture throughout the zoom range. For outstanding camera-shake reduction, Image Stabilizer allows
shutter speeds of 3 stops slower than would otherwise be possible, with no perceptible increase in image blur.
This easy-to-use standard zoom lens can cover a large zoom area ranging from 24mm
wide-angle to 105mm
telephoto, and its Image Stabilizer Technology steadies
camera shake up to
three stops. Constructed with one Super-UD glass element and three
aspherical lenses, this lens minimizes
chromatic aberration and distortion. The result is excellent picture quality, even at wide apertures. Canon's ring-type USM gives silent but quick AF, along with full-time manual focus. Moreover, with dust- and moisture-resistant construction, this is a durable yet sophisticated lens that meets the demands of advanced amateur photographers and professional photographers alike.