Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Zoom Lens Sample Images

Here are some sample images I’ve taken with the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens, a versatile zoom for Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens Sample Images
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Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens. 1 It’s a versatile zoom lens designed for Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras.

Overall, it’s a very versatile lens. From the 24mm wide-angle lens to the 105mm telephoto, there’s a huge range of shooting situations that this is good for. I’ve found it to be highly versatile and very high quality, and it makes for a wonderful pairing with the R5.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Zoom Lens
  • RF-Mount Lens / Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Constant ƒ/4 maximum aperture throughout zoom range
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Nano USM Autofocus System

Photos Taken with Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens

Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 body. While I haven’t been able to get out and about to shoot as much variety as I’d like with it, I’ve nevertheless tried to include a range of different apertures, focal lengths, and scenes. My hope in posting these is that it gives some idea of how it performs in real-world shooting, and it’s designed to go along with my hands-on review posted separately.

These were all shot originally in RAW on a Canon R5. They’ve been lightly processed in Lightroom, but I haven’t applied any of Lightroom’s lens distortion, chromatic aberration, or vignetting fixes, so those aspects are as shot. But the R5 has its own built-in lens correction; these were taken with the default settings, which is what I’m guessing most shooters would use, at least to start.

Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 30mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/16 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Lens Zoom Range Example
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 63mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/16 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/16 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/9.0 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/9.0 and zoomed to 47mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/11 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 90mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 43mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/5.6 and zoomed to 87mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/11 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/5 and zoomed to 88mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/20 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 56mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/16 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/7.1 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/22 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/11 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 83mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/6.3 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 89mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 27mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 40mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Lens Zoom Range Example 7
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/11 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 70mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 50mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/11 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/5 and zoomed to 63mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 28mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/11 and zoomed to 96mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 43mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/8 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/22 and zoomed to 89mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/16 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/7.1 and zoomed to 56mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/16 and zoomed to 39mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/4 and zoomed to 105mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/20 and zoomed to 24mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Canon EOS R5 Sample Image
Photo taken with a Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens on a Canon EOS R5 at ƒ/5.6 and zoomed to 77mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

Optical Correction Tools

I deliberately haven’t applied extensive corrections to these images. And the general rule of thumb in photography is that it’s better to get the shot right at the time of capture rather than trying to fix it after. That’s a great aspiration, but it’s not always possible to do if you’re bumping up against limitations or flaws in gear, conditions, or technique.

But it’s worth mentioning that there are some excellent tools available to help address common issues with lenses, such as distortion, chromatic aberration, and lens vignetting when editing the images. All-round image processing apps like Lightroom Classic and Capture One have solid tools built in already that often cater to specific lens profiles (or you can make your own).

Some more specialized tools can take it even further. DxO, in particular, sets the gold standard. Their software is built on the foundation of their incredibly deep archive of data from their extensive lab testing of the optical performance of lenses and cameras. But there are some other excellent specialized tools available. These are well worth a look (and have free trials):

  • DxO Pure RAW (for a suite of automatic RAW file corrections enhancement)
  • DxO ViewPoint (correcting for distortion and geometry)
  • Topaz Labs Sharpen AI (in addition to standard unsharp tools, includes focus correction and shake reduction)
  • On1 NoNoise (includes Tack Sharp AI, which applies sharpening)

Key Specs of the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens

  • Focal Length: 24 to 105mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Lens Mount Type: Canon RF
  • Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
  • Angle of View” 84° to 23° 20′
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.48 feet / 45 cm
  • Close-Up Magnification: 0.24x
  • Optical Design: 18 Elements in 14 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Filter Size: 77 mm (Front)
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 3.29 x 4.22 inches / 83.5 x 107.3 mm
  • Length at Maximum Extension: 5.94 inches / 151 mm
  • Weight: 1.54 lb / 700 g

Where to Buy the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Zoom Lens

You can find the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM zoom lens at leading camera retailers like B&H Photo, which is my go-to place for buying camera gear.

You can also find them at Adorama and Amazon.

You can get it as a kit lens with the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera or as a standalone lens.

You can also rent them at BorrowLenses and LensProtoGo.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Zoom Lens
  • RF-Mount Lens / Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Constant ƒ/4 maximum aperture throughout zoom range
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Nano USM Autofocus System

Accessories for the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Filters. The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens takes standard 77mm screw-in filters: Polarizer | UV/Haze | ND

Lens Hood. The replacement lens hood is model EW-83N. You can also get less-expensive aftermarket alternatives (just be sure to check for lens vignetting when zoomed out).

Lens Caps. It takes standard Canon rear and front lens caps.

  1. The IS in the names stands for Image Stabilizer. The USM stands for Ultrasonic Motor.[]

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