My journey to this glass was quite long. First I bought a Sigma 24-135 f / 2.8-4.5. And now, finally, I have the legendary "elka" in my hands, and I do not regret the money spent at all.

When I saw the first pictures, I was confused. Because I immediately remembered the swaggering reviews on many forums: "boring", "soapy", "dark", "inexpressive" ...
In fact, the lens fully justifies the presence of the coveted letter "L" on its body.
First, the colors. Deep, rich, even and correct. Color reproduction is natural, without leaving any of the shades.
Secondly, the nature of the picture. Restrained, plastic, not fussy. Yes, Sigma has a drawing on the long end, let's say, more "creative". But the "elka" is completely relieved of the fuss and nervousness that could be seen in hips Canon EF 28-105 f / 3.5-4.5 II.
Third, the effective aperture ratio. Under the same conditions (excerpt, diaphragm, focal) Canon EF 24-105mm f / 4 L IS USM lets in a little more light compared to the same Sigma AF 24-135 mm f / 2.8-4.5 Aspherical IF
Fourth, the stabilizer. It works so effectively that for a couple of seconds the image literally freezes in the viewfinder, and then all camera shake turns into a smooth movement of the visible object in the field of view. As loud as it sounds, the nature of the stabilization makes me think of the famous Canon EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L USM II. For the sake of objectivity, I note that, in contrast to it, the stabilizer in the Canon EF 24-105mm f / 4 L IS USM makes a noticeable noise during operation.
Fifth, vignetting. Noticeably less pronounced than that of analogs.
Sixth, sharpness. You can actually shoot at f / 4.0.
Seventh, assembly. The lens is pleasant to hold. Feels like a reliable thing.

In general, summing up, we can say this: who wants to photograph, is looking for opportunities. And who does not want (cannot), he scribbles contemptuous reviews at photo forums.

Canon EF 24-105mm f / 4 L IS USM sample photo


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