Every now and then we get the chance to try out new cameras and lens and give them the once over. The idea behind it is simple, we at Sidewalk Hustle shoot all sorts of things from music to dining to fashion events and street style and almost everything in between.
Summer is probably our busiest time, what with a music festival happening at least every other week, the normal onslaught of concerts, and of course our normal every day routine of shooting. With that in mind we thought we would take the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens and put it through the rigours.
This easy-to-use standard zoom lens covers a large range from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm portrait-length telephoto, making it the perfect every day, all around multipurpose lens. Featuring the incredible three-stop Image Stabilizer Technology (the IS in the name) and constructed with one Super-UD glass element and three aspherical lenses, this lens minimizes chromatic aberration and distortion. Meaning, it takes excellent picture quality, even at wide apertures, allowing us to shoot up close from the photo pit or detail shots of an outfit from further away.
The winner for this lens comes in the ring-type USM which gives it silent but quick autofocus. This allows for quick, clear focusing. Of course that’s also the reason for the hefty price tag, but considering it’s from the professional ‘red ribbon’ line, you’d almost expect it. So if you’re a hobby photographer, you can certainly get away with using a cheaper kit lens, but the moment you start using your camera on a semi to full professional basis, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens is an absolute must in your collection.