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
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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 $370.00 vs $629.99
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The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (more than 40% 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-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$310 - $400

Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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

Travel lens

$539 - $699

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$349

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$310 - $400

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Macro lens

$475 - $497

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Slightly less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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