This easy-to-use standard zoom lens can cover a large zoom area ranging from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm portrait-length 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.
Great All Purpose lens
I love this lens...I use it often...even over my 24-70mm...with the IS this lens is as good as the 24-70mm. It is very light and on the 5D3 and 1DX it is very sharp at 70mm...it does have some vignetting at 24mm...but nothing that cannot be corrected in post processing...A great all purpose lens!
February 14, 2014
Amazing all around
This lens is great if you are just starting to purchase L lenses. This is amazing all around and great for video, basically an all purpose L lens. It allows you to experiment with many focal lengths to let you know what lens to buy next. My only improvement would be a hybrid IS system (like in the 100mm macro L) and a faster aperture like f/2.8.
January 15, 2014
Always a winner
I have carried this lens literally all over the world. Shot so many photos with it that the barrel had to be refurbed at Canon. Never lets me down. very sharp. Durable (has been dropped in safari trucks) and reliable. My walk around lens on my 5d MkIII
January 10, 2014
A wonderful walk around lens
I purchased this in a "kit" with my 5D "classic" when the price dropped (prior to the release of the 5D marl ii). I have found that when using it carefully it produces stellar images, especially in the mid range of focal length and f .
Last year I purchased a 5D Mark iii body (trouble with that body, but finally fixed by Canon in warranty). This November I photographed a wedding and paired the 24~105 with the Mark iii and the results were outstanding.
This lens continues to produce tack sharp images, but when I need true saturation and sharpness and pin sharp images I use Zxxxs 21 and 35 EF primes.
December 20, 2013