Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS Review (good mechanical quality)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here is a review of the inexpensive Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS lens for the EOS R system. It seems the mechanical quality is the only good thing they found.

Optical Limits tested the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS, and their verdict isn’t very positive:

In absolute terms, it’s clearly a sub-standard lens. Its native characteristics range from good to downright terrible. The miserable vignetting and distortions have to be seen to be believed. Conversely, the resolution is actually pretty decent – which is a bit of a pity because you just won’t use this lens without auto-correction.

That’s being said – it is highly unlikely that you invest thousands into a high-megapixel camera and then just a few hundred on a cheap kit zoom lens. The pixel-level sharpness increases towards lower sensor resolutions and the vast majority of users have cameras featuring 20 to 30 megapixels (as of the time of this review). Within this context, the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS makes much more sense. The 24mm setting will still not be perfect here but it’s certainly usable.

[…] the mechanical quality of the lens is pretty good for a kit zoom lens. The used materials are of high quality. The (extending-)inner lens tube is a bit wobbly though and this seems to be a theme across Canon consumer-grade Canon lenses.

Read the review at Optical Limits…

Other reviewers have a less negative opinion about this lens. All Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS reviews are listed here.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM sells at $399: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS Review (a very good lens, but good enough?)

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

Here is a new Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS review. This lens is getting very popular, both among users and reviewers. Another great lens by Canon, and this one is also affordable. It’s not a Canon boutique lenses but it has a very good performance.

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

Jacek Sopotnicki posted his Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS review. The RF 24-105mm f/4L IS seems to be an excellent travel lens (in my opinion).

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

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Canon Patent: RF 24-100mm F/4 and RF 24-105mm f/4 IS Lenses For EOS R

Canon Patent

Another Canon patent application for RF mount lenses: RF 24-100mm f/4 and 24-105mm f/4 IS.

Canon patent application 2020-67542A (Japan) discusses optical formulas for an RF 24-100mm f/4 and an RF 24-105mm f/4 IS lens.

RF 24-100mm f/4:

  • Zoom ratio: 4.13
  • Focal length: 24.72 53.96 102.00 mm
  • F number: 4.12 4.12 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 41.19 21.85 11.98
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 133.43 152.26 171.08 mm
  • Back focus: 18.51 32.77 43.74 mm

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Review (one quirky little lens)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here is a Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM review, a more budget-oriented lens option for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system.

Christopher Frost Photography posted a 12min video where he discusses the features and performance of the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM:

Is this the low(er) budget zoom lens for EOS R camera’s that we’ve been dreaming about – and how much will a surprisingly dark maximum aperture really bother you? Let me tell you now – this is one quirky little lens.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM sells at $399: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
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You Can Now Buy The Canon EOS RP Kit With The RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens

Canon Firmware Eos Rp Kit

A new Canon EOS RP kit option has been added with the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens. The new kit sells at $1,299.

All Canon EOS RP kit options: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

The RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens is a light-weight, entry-level oriented lens option for the RF mount and EOS R system.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Review Sample Images

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here are some Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM review sample photos.

Ahead of the upcoming review, Photography Blog posted a set o sample photos shot using the new Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system. Original files can be downloaded.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM can be preordered at $399: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

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