Video: The Canon 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Is Crazy Sharp

The Canon 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM has sharpness that’s seriously impressing us for a kit lens.

It used to be that kit lenses were absolutely awful. But things have changed. The new Canon 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM not only has great bokeh, but it also image stabilization, and it is very sharp. We’ve been using it with the Canon EOS R6 and we’re super surprised by the image quality results we’ve been getting. We decided to talk about it a bit on the latest episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

Thoughts on the Canon 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM

We know Canon makes some fantastic RF mount glass, but the biggest complaint from many photographers has been the cost of entry. There are a couple of affordable RF lenses for Canon’s Mirrorless cameras that don’t get talked about much, and they are the RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS and the RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM. We reviewed the RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS, and we loved it. Recently, we received the 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM for review, and we can tell you that it might just redefine what a kit lens is. Join us for our next episode of Pro Camera Reviews as we give our first impressions and share some sample images from this lens.

Canon 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM Image Samples

In Our Next Episode

Does Fujifilm Need to Go Full Frame?: Pentax took forever to go full frame and instead just focused on medium format and APS-C. Fujifilm is doing the same. While more people buy Fujifilm GF cameras because they’re far more affordable, Medium format doesn’t have the tech that Full frame does. We’re going to discuss whether it’s needed or not.

Olympus E-M10 IV – First Impressions: Despite the impending sale of Olympus to the Japanese investment firm, JIP, Olympus has continued to push out new products to market. The lastest camera from them to be announced is an update to their entry-level EM10 series. The EM10 IV boasts some improvements over the Mark III which arrived back in 2017, but are there three years worth of improvements in this tiny OM-D body and is the price of $699.99 for the body alone justified? Find out as we share our first impressions with you.

Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM First Impressions: For Sony E-mount wildlife and sports shooters, compact and affordable telephoto zoom lenses have been a rarity. Up until recently, the only Full Frame options were the 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 G Master and the 200-600mm f5.6–6.3 G. At US $2,499.99 and US $1999.99 respectively, they weren’t exactly affordable for most photographers either. The 200-600mm was also quite large, making it less than ideal for photographers that prefer to maintain as small a footprint as possible when working on location. This all changed with the introduction of Sigma’s 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS. It’s much more affordable with an MSRP of just under US $1,000. At roughly the same size as most conventional 70-200mm zooms on the market, the Sigma 100-400mm is much easier to travel with as well. We’ve been testing the Sigma 100-400mm out in the wild for the last few days, join us as we discuss our first impressions with this lens.

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