In this review, we will be comparing Canon 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM and Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM, two Standard Zoom lenses by Canon. Both lenses have the same focal range of 24-105mm but different max apertures: Canon 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM has a max aperture of F3.5 - F5.6 while the Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM has a max aperture of F4.0.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Canon 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM and Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Canon 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM and the Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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|Walk Around||Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM is the longer of the two lenses at 107mm. The Canon 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM with a length of 104mm is 3mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM also has a larger diameter of 84mm compared to Canon 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM's 83mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Canon 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM weighs 525g, which means it is 145g (21%) lighter than the Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM which has a weight of 670g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Canon 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM and Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.