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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM review

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM review


We really enjoyed testing the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. It’s a step above the standard 24-70mm f/4 lenses and it’s a lightweight and versatile piece of equipment that is as happy shooting landscapes as it is picking out wildlife in a field, or even snapping shots of the family when you’re on vacation. In regular light, it can handle almost anything you throw at it and the lens is light enough to fit neatly into a travel bag without weighing you down or taking up too much space. It’s a great accessory to have with you on most shoots. However, it isn’t particularly a low light or astro performer.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM key specs:

System: Canon RF mirrorless

Focal length: 24-105mm

Min focusing distance: 0.2m

Weight: 0.87 lbs / 395g

Dimensions: 2.9-in x 3.4-in / 76mm x 88mm

Filter size: 67mm

At $1300 in most stores, the 24-105mm is good value for money. Again, it handles most situations for the average shooter and it makes for a great ‘kit’ lens for an entry-level or enthusiast Canon body. However, if you’re serious about getting one of the best lenses for astrophotography, you need to look at a more specialized piece of equipment. Here at Space, we love astrophotography, so while we really like the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, we can’t really recommend it specifically for photographers that want to focus on astro. Here’s why.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM review

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM: Design

The lens in someone's hand

(Image credit: Andy Hartup)
  • Portable thanks to the lightweight design
  • Simple layout and operation
  • Telescopic zoom means lens gets bigger when zoomed in



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