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Canon 24-105mm IS STM
EF Full-Frame f/3.5~5.6
(2014-)

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Canon 24-105mm f/4

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM (Full-frame, 35mm EOS, 1.3x and and APS-C coverage, 77mm filters, 18.4 oz./523g, 1.3'/0.4m close focus, about $599).

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Ryan and the SL500

Ryan and the SL500. Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 40mm, f/8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2. Bigger or Full-Resolution.

 

Sasha Reynolds

Sasha!!! Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 105mm, Canon 320EX flash, f/5.6 at 1/60, Perfectly Clear V2.) bigger or Full-resolution.

 

Neon, OC

Neon, 12 April 2015. Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 80mm, f/5.6 at 1/80, Perfectly Clear V2. © Camera-Original file.

 

SL500, CSB 31 March 2015

SL500, 31 March 2015. Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 100mm, f/8 at 1/200, Perfectly Clear V2. Full-resolution.

 

Carlsbad, 10 April 2015

Seashore, 10 April 2015. Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 105mm, f/10 at 1/320, Perfectly Clear V2. Full-resolution.

 

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The Canon 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is an optically superb lens in a lightweight, light-duty plastic barrel. So long as you don't plan on shooting in pouring rain for hours or otherwise physically abusing it, this 24-105mm is an extraordinarily good and handy lens for all Canon EOS cameras of every format, especially full-frame.

It does everything well: It's inexpensive, goes long and wide, it gets super close, it has image stabilization, it focuses silently and almost instantly, it works flawlessly with every Canon SLR made since 1987, and it's super sharp.

It has instant manual-focus override, but it's electronic and only works if the meter is on. Manual focus won't work if the camera is off or asleep, and it doesn't work when the depth-of-field button is pressed.

Canon is especially proud of the silent STM focus mechanism for allows silent autofocus tracking while shooting movies with newer cameras, while I'm impressed at this lens' optical excellence in such a lightweight package.

There is a zoom lock switch to hold it at 24mm while you walk around. I don't use it.

 

Format

This is a full-frame lens, so it works on all formats.

Full frame lenses are at their best on full-frame, which is how I will be reviewing it.

You can make the usual inferences when used on smaller sensors.

 

Compatibility

This works on all Canon EOS cameras, meaning all Canon DSLRs and all Canon 35mm EOS autofocus SLRs all the way back to the 1987 EOS 650. Yes, I tried it on my 1987 EOS 650 and it works as perfectly as on the latest DSLRs.

It focuses just about instantly on my DSLRs, but only reasonably fast on my 1980s 35mm cameras.

 

Canon 24-105mm STM

Canon 24-105mm STM. bigger.

 

Specifications         top

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Name

Canon calls this the CANON ZOOM LENS EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

EF means "electronic focus;" there is an autofocus motor inside the lens.

IS is Image Stabilization.

STM (lead screw-type STepping autofocus Motor) means that the focus motor operates silently and very quickly.

 

Optics       top

Canon 24-105mm f/4 internal construction

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 internal diagram. Aspherical, UD Glass, glass and [IS elements].

17 elements in 13 groups.

Two are aspherical.

One is of UD glass, designed to increase sharpness and eliminate secondary color fringes.

The front and back groups move in and out as zoomed.

 

Focal Length

24-105mm.

When used on an APS-C camera, it sees an angle of view similar to what an 40-180mm lens sees when used on an FX or 35mm camera, which is a very handy range as well.

 

Angle of View, full frame

84º ~ 23.3º diagonal.

74º ~ 19.3º horizontal.

53º ~ 13º vertical.

 

Diaphragm       top

Canon 24-105mm f/4

Canon 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM. (EF diaphragm not visible). enlarge.

7 rounded blades.

Stops down to f/22 ~ 36.

 

Close Focus     top

1.3' (0.4m) from the image plane.

That's just inches from the front of the lens.

 

Maximum Reproduction Ratio       top

1:3.33 (0.3 x).

 

Minimum Subject Field       top

81 x 121 millimeters.

3.19 x 4.7 inches.

 

Extension Tubes & Closeup Lenses       top

See the Extension Tubes and Close-Up Lenses sections under Performance.

 

Hard Infinity Focus Stop?        top

No.

 

Focus Scale       top

No.

 

Depth-of-Field Scale       top

No.

 

Infra-Red Focus Indices       top

No.

 

Image Stabilization       top

Rated 4 stops improvement.

 

Filters       top

77mm thread.

 

Size       top

Canon specifies 3.28" (83.4 mm) diameter by 4.09" (104 mm) extension from flange.

 

Weight       top

Mine weighs 18.438 oz. (522.7g).

Canon specifies 18.5 oz. (525g).

 

Caps       top

New 77mm Canon pinch-type front cap and standard EOS rear cap.

 

Hood       top

Optional EW-83M, $26.

 

Case       top

Optional LP1219 sack, $31. It's just a flimsy unpadded sack.

 

Announced       top

15 September 2014, 8:02 AM NYC time.

 

Canon Model Number       top

EF24-105ISSTM.

9521B002. (9521B001 in Japan.)

 

EAN/JAN       top

4549292-010176.

 

UPC       top

0 1308 24078 8.

 

Quality       top

Made in Taiwan.

 

Packaging       top

It comes in a silver-gray microcorrugated cardboard box:

Canon 24-105mm box

Box, Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6. bigger.

There are no foam blocks. The lens and paperwork are simply wrapped in bubble wrap:

Canon 24-105mm box

Packing, Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6.

 

Price, USA        top

2015 April - 2016 January: $599 ($70,000 yen in Japan.)

 

Performance       top

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Overall    Focus    Bokeh   Close-Up Lenses   Coma

Distortion   Ergonomics   Extension Tubes

Falloff   Filters   Flare & Ghosts   Focus Breathing

Lateral Color Fringes   Macro   Max. & Min. Apertures

Mechanics   Sharpness   Sunstars   Zooming

 

Overall     performance      top

The 24-105mm is an optically magnificent lens in a plastic barrel. It has some distortion, but since modern Canons can correct that, no worries.

It's smooth, fast and quiet.

 

Focus     performance      top

 

Autofocus

Autofocus is nearly instantaneous, as well as silent.

 

Autofocus Accuracy

Autofocus is always dead-on.

 

Auto/Manual Switching

Just grab the ring anytime for instant manual-focus override, so long as the meter is on. Your camera may allow some changes to how this works under its AF menu system for "USM Lens Electronic AF," and older cameras may work a little differently.

There's also a switch, like every other Canon lens.

 

Manual Focus

Manual focus is good at the wide end, and a bit fast at the long end.

 

Bokeh     performance      top

Bokeh, the quality of out-of-focus areas as opposed to the degree of defocus, is quite good. Backgrounds go soft.

Of course for the best bokeh with any zoom, shoot at the longest setting.

Here are full-frame samples. Click for the camera-original JPG:

Canon 24-105mm STM bokeh at 24mm and f/3.5

Canon 24-105mm STM bokeh at 24mm and f/3.5. Camera-original © file.

 

Canon 24-105mm STM at 50mm and f/5

Canon 24-105mm STM at 50mm and f/5. Camera-original © file.

 

Canon 24-105mm STM at 105mm and f/5.6

Canon 24-105mm STM at 105mm and f/5.6. Camera-original © file.

 

Close-Up Lenses     performance      top

Canon makes a very high quality dual-element close-up lens, the 77mm Canon 500D, which screws on the front.

It lets you get magnifications from 0.21x to 0.41x.

It lets you do this with no loss of light as you get with Extension Tubes or Teleconverters.

Canon suggests not using manual focus with the close-up lens.

 

Coma     performance      top

There is no coma.

It's sharp right out to the corners, even wide open. Wow.

 

Distortion       performance     top

The 24-105mm STM has moderate pincushion distortion over most of its range, and moderately strong barrel distortion at 24mm

Canon's newest DSLRs usually can correct this automatically.

If not, use these factors to correct the distortion in Photoshop's lens distortion filter. These aren't facts or specifications, they are the results of my research that requires hours of photography and calculations on the resulting data.

at 3m (10 feet):
at infinity
24mm
+3.0*
-4.5*
35mm
-2.0
-1.5*
50mm
-2.5
-2.5
70mm
-2.5
-2.5
85mm
-2.0
-2.3
105mm
-2.25
-2.5

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* some waviness remains after correction.

 

Ergonomics     performance      top

Canon 24-105mm f/5.6

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

Ergonomics are great. It has a big, well-spaced zoom ring, and the focus ring moves with a fingertip.

See also Zooming.

 

Extension Tubes     performance      top

Canon suggests using manual focus with extension tubes.

 

Canon EF-12 (12mm long)

You can use the Canon EF-12 or Canon EF12 II.

At 24mm, it will give you a focus range from 176 to 188 millimeters from the image plane, and a magnification range from 0.50x to 0.61x.

At 105mm, it will give you a focus range from 1,041 to 323 millimeters from the image plane, and a magnification range from 0.12x to 0.46x.

 

Canon EF-25 (25mm long)

The Canon EF-25 or Canon EF25 II doesn't work with this lens at 24mm. You'd be focused inside the lens!

At 105mm, it will give you a focus range from 290 to 594 millimeters from the image plane, and a magnification range from 0.27x to 0.67x.

 

Falloff (darkened corners)     performance      top

Modern Canon DSLRs fully correct any falloff.

If you're shooting 35mm, an old DSLR or if you've turned off correction, falloff is visible wide-open at 24mm, and otherwise invisible.

I've greatly exaggerated this by presenting it against a gray background. In actual photography, it's completely invisible except at 24mm at f/3.5 with no correction:

 

Canon 24-105mm STM falloff on full-frame, in-camera correction 5D Mk III.

 
f/5.6
f/8
24mm Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff
50mm Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff
105mm wide-open is f/5.6 > Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff

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Canon 24-105mm STM falloff on full-frame, no correction.

 
f/5.6
f/8
24mm Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff
50mm Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff Canon 24-105mm falloff
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Filters, Use with     performance      top

There's no need for thin filters. Even two stacked standard filters do not vignette on full-frame at 24mm.

With three stacked filters you'll get a little vignetting at 24mm, almost none at 28mm, and it's all gone at 35mm.

Avoid polarizers at the 24mm end, since the natural polarization of the sky varies with angle and often leads to unintended dark bands across the sky. This applies to all wide lenses; vignetting isn't the problem.

 

Flare and Ghosts     performance      top

Try as I did, I couldn't get this lens to ghost or flare.

Shoot right into the sun, and nothing.

I'm impressed; the more glass inside a lens usually the more problems it has, while this complex lens just doesn't flare or ghost.

Canon 24-105mm IS STM sunstars

Canon 24-105mm at 67mm and f/11. bigger.

 

Focus Breathing     performance      top

Focus breathing (the image changing size as focused) is mostly of interest to cinematographers who don't want the image changing size ("breathing") as the lens is focused among different subjects.

The image from the 24-105 gets slightly smaller as focussed more closely.

 

Lateral Color Fringes     performance      top

There are no lateral color fringes when shot with a lens profile on full frame.

This is superb; I haven't tried it without a profile.

 

Macro     performance      top

The 24-105 gets very close. It's unlikely that you'd need to carry a separate macro lens:

Canon 24-105mm macro performance

Longines 23ZS at close-focus distance at f/5.6 at 105mm on full-frame.

 

Canon 24-105mm macro performance

Crop from above image at 100%, shot at f/5.6 at ISO 100 on a 5D Mark III. If this is 6" (15cm) wide on your screen, the full image would print at 40 x 60" (1 x 1.5 meters)!

It's sharp wide-open, but there's some spherical aberration that softens the contrast. Stop it down a little and it gets back to being super-contrasty:

Canon 24-105mm macro performance

Same thing, shot at f/11. If this is 6" (15cm) wide on your screen, the full image would print at 40 x 60" (1 x 1.5 meters)!

 

Maximum and Minimum Apertures     performance    top

This is a sharp lens, but a slow lens. It's closer to f/5.6 throughout most of its range.

 
Maximum
Minimum
24mm
f/3.5
f/22
35mm
f/4
f/25
50mm
f/5
f/29
70mm
f/5.6
f/32
85mm
f/5.6
f/36

105mm

f/5.6
f/36

 

Mechanics     performance      top

Canon 24-105mm front cap

Rear, Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM. bigger.

The Canon 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 is a well-made all-plastic lens.

The mount is metal and the glass is glass, and everything else is nice plastic.

The zoom cam is made of metal, which is a nicer touch than expected.

The front section will wobble a bit if you wiggle it; this is normal.

Avoid beating this on rocks and you should be fine; I've used my older plastic 28-105 USM from the 1990s for many years without a problem.

 

Filter Threads

Plastic.

 

Identity

Printed on plastic ring inside filter threads.

 

Hood Mount

Plastic.

 

Forebarrel

Plastic.

 

Focus Ring

Plastic, rubber covered.

 

Internals

Mostly plastic, with a metal zoom cam.

 

Mid Barrel

Plastic.

 

Zoom Ring

Plastic, rubber covered.

 

Rear Barrel

Plastic.

 

Mount

Metal.

 

Markings

Painted.

 

Serial Number

Laser-engraved into bottom of barrel just above the regulatory symbols.

It's black-on-black, so you won't see it unless you're looking for it.

 

Date Code

None found.

 

Rear Gasket (moisture seal at mount)

No.

 

Noises When Shaken

Soft clunking.

 

Quality

Made in Taiwan.

 

Sharpness     performance      top

Image sharpness depends more on you than your lens, and lens sharpness doesn't mean much to good photographers. It's the least skilled hobbyists who waste the most time blaming fuzzy pictures on their lenses, while real shooters know that few photos ever use all the sharpness of which their lenses are capable due to subject motion and the fact that real subjects are rarely perfectly flat.

This caution aside, this is a very sharp lens at every setting, especially the full-frame corners wide-open. The only slight variations from perfection are a little less sharpness in the far corners of full-frame at 24mm at the wider apertures, and other than that, every part of the frame is as sharp as every other at all settings.

The only way to make this lens less sharp is to stop it down to f/11 or smaller, where the laws of diffraction make it duller.

Palm, RP, 11 April 2015

Palm at 24mm, 11 April 2015. Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 24mm, f/11 at 1/25 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2. © Camera-Original file.

 

Palm, RP, 11 April 2015

Palm at 40mm, 11 April 2015. Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 40mm, f/8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2. © Camera-Original file.

 

Palm, RP, 11 April 2015

Palm at 85mm, 11 April 2015. Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 85mm, f/8 at 1/60 handheld, Perfectly Clear V2. © Camera-Original file.

These MTF curves confirm what I see when I shoot my 24-105mm: it's very contrasty and sharp at every focal length and aperture setting:

Canon EF 24-105mm f/5.6 L MTF Curve

Canon EF 24-105mm IS STM MTF Curves.

WARNING: I bought mine from Adorama, who like my other Approved Sources, ships from a secure, remote automated warehouse nowhere near its retail store. I use Approved Sources so I know that the lens I receive has never been taken out to show around on the sales floor, and no other customer or salesman has ever had his hands on it. No store employee has "borrowed" it for a weekend to try it out at home. No one has dropped it, either. When I buy from my favorite stores, I know that I have a pristine, untouched, unopened and brand-new lens. DO NOT buy this lens from any retail store because something as popular as this lens will undoubtedly have been taken out and shown around many times before you buy it. If you're foolish enough to buy one at retail, God help you because Canon does not seal its boxes, so you'll have no idea of how many times it's been dropped, since salespeople and managers have open access to their stockrooms.

If you buy from other than an approved source, yours may or may not be this good. It might be the one bought, not met someone's standard, and returned. Be very afraid if a store has no used department.

 

Sunstars     performance      top

With its rounded diaphragm, the 24-105 has nearly no sunstars, except some weak ones at f/22.

Even on chrome in broad daylight, this is all I can get at f/22:

Canon 24-105mm IS STM sunstars

Canon 24-105mm STM at 81mm at f/22. bigger.

 

Zooming    performance      top

Canon 24-105mm f/4

Canon 24-105mm at 105mm.

The zoom ring is well spaced. It's easy to select any setting quickly and precisely.

One moderately firm finger will move it, but two fingers are better.

The front section extends as zoomed towards the long end, so it's easier to do pointed down than when pointed up, but the front section is light enough and the lens is cammed well enough that it works fine no matter where you're pointed.

 

Compared         top

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NEW: All 24-70mm Lenses Compared.

 

Versus 24-105/4L IS

The 24-105 L IS is a heavier (664 vs. 522 grams) and tougher lens. It's 9 years older and almost as sharp, but has much more distortion at 24mm, its zoom range is compressed at the 24mm end, making it touchy to set precise zoom at the wide end, and it doesn't get as close as this new 24-105 STM.

They are equally fast on the wide side of the zoom range, while the 24-105/4 IS L is a stop faster at the long end.

For light-duty, get this 24-105 STM, and if you use it every day, get the tougher 24-105 L IS.

 

Versus 24-70/2.8L II

The 24-70/2.8 L II is much bigger and heavier (804 vs. 522 grams). It's also a stop or two faster, but doesn't zoom anywhere near as long. I'll take two stops of speed at the long end over IS. It takes big, weird 82mm filters that you probably don't already have.

The 24-70/2.8L II is at least as sharp, probably a bit sharper than any of the other lenses, and has much less distortion than the others at 24mm.

I own and prefer the 24-70/2.8L II because it's so darn sharp, and because it makes the best sunstars here. I like my highlights to sparkle, literally, but it is so big that I'll take my small 28-105 USM, which also makes great sunstars, on lightweight trips.

 

Versus 24-70/4L IS

The 24-70/4 L IS is smaller but heavier (600 vs. 522 grams) and tougher lens. It's a slower version of the 24-70/2.8 L II with IS added. It's also super sharp and also relatively free from distortion at 24mm.

It's a stop faster than the 24-105 STM at the long end, but doesn't zoom anywhere near as long.

I'd step up to the 24-70/4L IS if you value build quality and speed over zoom range.

 

Versus 24-70/2.8L

The discontinued 24-70/2.8L is the oldest, toughest and heaviest lens here; the only one made mostly of metal.

It was Canon's top pro midrange zoom before the more fragile but much sharper 24-70/2.8 L II was introduced in 2012.

I'd get one of these if I wanted the toughest, most professional-looking and smoothest-zooming lens and didn't want to pay much. You can get one of these solid pro beauties every day on eBay for only about $850 used if you know How to Win at eBay.

It's not the sharpest if you're a pixel-splitter, but it's the only lens here that I'd really feel confident about giving a professional level of physical abuse. Get the old 24-70/2.8L of you need a tough lens above all.

 

Versus 28-105 USM

Not on the chart, the discontinued 28-105 USM is the 1990s equivalent of this 24-105mm STM. It's an all-plastic, even smaller and lighter (362 vs. 522 g) metal mount consumer midrange zoom.

I still love mine, and for about $80 used today, it's a swell little lens if you don't need absolute sharpness or IS, and appreciate hundreds of extra dollars in your pocket and much less weight around your neck. The 28-105 USM is a very well rounded lens that also does everything pretty well.

 
Anni
2014-
2005-

2012-

2012-

2002-2012

Maximum Aperture
f/3.5-5.6
f/4
f/2.8
f/4
f/2.8
Autofocus
STM
USM

USM

USM

USM

Wide focal lengths well-spaced along zoom ring?
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sharpness
Excellent
Excellent

Excellent +

Excellent

Excellent

Diaphragm
7 rounded
8 blades
9 blades
9 blades
8 blades
Sunstars
none
8 points
18 points
18 points
8 points
f/minimum
f/22~36
f/22
f/22
f/22
f/22
Distortion @ 24mm
+3.0*
+5.5*
+1.5*
+1.3*
+2.5
Distortion @ 35mm
-2.0
-1.3
-1.7
-1.0
+0.5
Distortion @ 50mm
-2.5
-2.0
-3.0
-1.6
-0.7
Distortion @ 70mm
-2.5
-2.5
-2.7
-1.7
-2.0
Bokeh  

Very Good

 

Excellent

Filter Threads
77mm
77mm

82mm

77mm

77mm

Filter Threads
Plastic
Plastic

Plastic

Plastic

Metal

Barrel
Plastic
Plastic
Mostly plastic
Plastic
Plastic and metal
Build Feel
Consumer
Good Consumer
Good Consumer
Good Consumer
Pro
Length
104mm
107mm
123mm
93mm
123mm
Diameter
83.4mm
83mm
83mm
83mm
83mm
Weight
18.4 oz. (523g)
23.4 oz. (664g)
28.4 oz.
(804g)
21.2 oz. (600g)
32.1 oz. (910g)
Close Focus
1.3'
(0.4m)
1.5'
(0.45m)
1.25'
(0.38m)
1.25'
(0.38m)
1.25'
(0.38m)
Macro mode?
not needed
no
no
0.65'
(0.2m)
no
Maximum Macro Ratio
1:3.3
1:4.3
1:4.76
1:1.4
1:3.45
Price, 10/2011
n/a
n/a
n/a
Price, 9/2012
n/a
n/a
$1,400 used
Price, 11/2012
n/a
$1,400 used
Price, 01/2013
n/a
$1,400 used
Price, 04/2015
$850 used

* Some waviness left after correction

 

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See Canon's 24-105mm instruction manual.

Manual focus only works when your camera's meter is on. This STM lens may work differently than you'd expect from previous USM lenses.

 

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This Canon 24-105 IS STM does everything very well, except taking physical abuse. It is optically and ergonomically superb. So long as you don't intend to abuse it like a newsman, this is an ultrasharp, lightweight lens you can take anywhere and use to shoot anything.

There's no longer any need to buy the 24-105/4 IS L, unless you want a tougher lens. This new 24-105 STM has optics at least as good, with much less distortion at 24mm, closer focussing and better zooming, in a newer, lighter and less expensive lens.

 

Getting Yours

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