Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS Review (a perennial favourite)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Review Canon EOS R

Here is a Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS review.

After having tested the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L lens, Christopher Frost Photography delivers a Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS review. Both lenses are for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

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Firmware Update for Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS lens (ver. 2.0.0.)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Review Canon EOS R

Canon released a firmware update for the RF 24-105mm F/4L IS lens for the EOS R system

Firmware Notice RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Firmware Version 2.0.0

Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Supports continuous shooting in silent shooting mode with the EOS R running Firmware Version 1.1.0 or later.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with older firmware versions. If the lens’s firmware is already version 2.0.0, update is unnecessary.

The version of the lens firmware can be checked on the camera menu.

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Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Image Quality Breakdown (D. Abbott)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Review Canon EOS R

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Photographer Dustin Abbott gives a detailed breakdown of the image quality of the Canon EOS R kit lens, the Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS.

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

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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L vs EF 24-105mm f/4L II Lenses Comparison Review

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Review Canon EOS R

Rather interesting comparison. Canon made quite an impression with the RF 28-70 mm F/2L and especially the RF 50mm F/1.2L lenses for their new EOS R system. The RF 24-105mm f/4 on the other hand is the EOS R kit lens, and it’s likely the lens most users will start with.

The folks at Mirrorless Comparison compare the new world to the old. Jokes aside, the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L (for EOS R systems) compared to the EF 24-105mm f/4L II (for “classic” Canon DSLRs).

From the conclusion:

The RF 24-105mm, the first of two zooms designed for the new Canon mirrorless mount, seems to have an advantage over the EF version: not only is it slightly sharper at most focal lengths and apertures (centre and corners) but it also has a more pleasant bokeh, a quieter AF motor and less focus breathing. The differences aren’t as significant as we had anticipated however, and let’s not forget that many other aspects are almost identical, such as the stabilisation and autofocus performance and perhaps most importantly, the price.

For these reasons, we feel that if, as a former or current Canon user, you already own the EF version of the 24-105mm, it makes sense to purchase the EF-EOS R adapter (which costs around $99 at the time of writing) and continue using it on the EOS R, especially if you plan to keep your Canon DSLR. Read the review…

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4:

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Canon EOS R:

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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS for EOS R Review (optically above DSLR variant, Photography Blog)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Review Canon EOS R

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Photography Blog posted a comprehensive review of the new Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for EOS R system.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS appears to be another optical masterpiece by Canon.

From the conclusion:

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS is an excellent standard zoom lens that optically is a step above the equivalent DSLR variant, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II, which incidentally is one of Canon’s most popular lenses.

The RF 24-105mm offers a very versatile focal range whilst being tack-sharp from 24mm to 85mm, both in the centre and at the edges of the frame. Sharpness at the far end of the telephoto range isn’t quite as good when shooting wide-open at f/4, but you only have to stop down to f/5.6 to get more than acceptable results. Overall the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS delivers excellent sharpness across the frame at most apertures. Vignetting at wide-open apertures and some barrel distortion at 24mm are the only other real optical issues of note.

Build quality is excellent, certainly up to the usual L-lens standard, with the built-in weather-proofing offering peace of mind in more inclement conditions.

Read the review…

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The Canon EOS R and the new RF mount lenses are in stock and shipping at major retailers

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Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

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