differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Slightly cheaper $349.00 vs $679.99
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The best price we've seen is $331 cheaper (around 50% less)
Slightly lighter 0.5 kg vs 0.7 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Canon IS
Zoom range Great zoom Help
4.4x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

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

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Telephoto lens

$1,019 - $1,099

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Length Longer
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$449 - $699

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Wide angle lens

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Competitors

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Macro lens

$719 - $849

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$400

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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