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…

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon


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

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Order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

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Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS Sample Photo Gallery (DPReview)

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

DPReview posted a sample picture gallery shot with the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS on the also new Canon EOS R. JPG and raw files are available for download.


Pre-order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Pre-order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide pre-order links:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Deal: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II – $799.99 (reg. $1099)

Ef 24-105mm F/4L Is

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

  • EF-Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to 22
  • Four GMo Aspherical Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Zoom Lock Switch; Fluorine Coating
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II service notice published again, search function working now

 

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II

Two weeks ago we reported about a service notice for the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II. The service notice was posted by Canon Philippines. However, the search function didn’t work and the service notice disappeared after a short time..

Now the service notice was posted again by Canon USA.

Thank you for using Canon products.

We have determined that some EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lenses exhibit an AF operation-related malfunction. The details of the phenomenon and Canon’s service policy are described below.

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Going forward, we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence. 

Phenomenon

At the wide-angle end, focus is not achieved properly when a peripheral AF points are selected, regardless of the AF area selection mode.

Affected Lenses

If the first two digits in the serial number (see the image below) of your lens are ”48”, ”49”, ”50” or ”51”, then your lens MAY POSSIBLY be affected.

How to check if your lens is affected:

  1. Click the search button below to display the serial number input screen.
  2. Input your lens’ serial number (10 digits) and then click the [Submit] button.
    * Please double check the serial number you entered before you click the [Submit] button.
  3. One of the following three messages will be displayed.
    “Your lens is NOT an affected product” 
    “Your lens is an affected product”      
    “Invalid number”  

Support

As soon as preparations have been completed, we will inform users about the start date for accepting support requests for lenses affected by this issue.

Potentially affected products will be inspected and repaired free of charge.  If you own one of the potentially affected products please contact our Customer Support Center.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-902-3277
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: [email protected]
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