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

Review Date: May 23, 2015 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Price, light weight, good built, really close to the "L" in sharpness, silent STM focus
CA, Power need to be on to even "manual" focus, stop down to get to the "L" sharpness

The real world experience is I could not tell the difference in a photo taken by this lens and the 24-105L, even wide open. This is not the sharpest 24-105 lens, but it is the fact that the "L" version is not a very good performer that makes this lens kinda outstanding (I owned and shot 2 copies of the "L" before).
This lens is robust and well built, zoom and focus rings are smooth, IS works very well. It is a good cheap walk around lens. Listed at half the price of the "L", it is a good buy. Bundled with the 6D, it is a no brainer to own it.

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

Review Date: Oct 26, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, nice colour, small size, incredible IS, perfect for 1.3 or full frame bodies
Price, not wide enough on 1.6 crop body

A very sharp, contrasty lens. The 3-stop IS is excellent. I shot a waterfall at 1/6 handheld, image came out crisp and on par with tripod shots, except I can't mount the tripod in the middle of the stream. My copy is sharper than my 24-70/2.8 L.

Perfect walk around lens. 24mm is not quite wide enough ever since I sold my 1DMk2.