Jack of All Trades: 5 24-105mm F4 Lenses That Make Life Easier

Perfect for photo walks, landscapes, events, and more, 24-105mm f4 lenses are a godsend.

Like many other photographers, I have multiple lenses in my camera bag. All of them are suitable for various jobs and genres of photography. While it’s nice to pick and choose from a long list of prime lenses, sometimes it’s nice to have one lens that can do it all. 24-105mm f4 lenses are the perfect do-it-all lens. You can be shooting a wide-angle environmental portrait or a landscape one second, and then you can be shooting a close-up shot of an object or person. The versatility of these wide to telephoto lenses is unmatched. If you want one lens in your collection that will do everything you need without complaining, you need to look at these five 24-105mm f4 jack of all trades.

Canon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM

24-105mm F4

In our review, we said:

“I think that the Canon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM is a great lens. Considering that this used to be my bread and butter lens for years when I was a DSLR owner, I’m pleasantly content with the latest version. It’s almost impossible to get a blurry shot due to camera shake. In fact, I pretty much never got one. Then there is the weather sealing, the fast focus, etc. I can’t really fault the Canon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
24-105mm F4

Buy now: $1,099

Panasonic Lumix S 24-105 f4 Macro OIS

24-105mm F4

In our review, we said:

“The Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f4 Macro OIS has a whole lot going for it. This is a lens a photojournalist can easily use in daytime events. Even indoors, with a flash, a photographer will be all set to capture events, weddings, etc. With a variety of focal lengths locked at a constant f4, photographers will find the Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f4 Macro OIS very versatile, especially considering the image stabilization.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
24-105mm F4

Buy now: $1,297.99

Fujifilm 16-80mm f4 (24-120 Equivalent)

24-105mm F4

In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm 16-80mm f4 R OIS WR delivers a ton of great features in an affordable package that is compact, lightweight, and well-built. It combines versatile focal range coverage, weather sealing, and optical image stabilization, with overall excellent image quality.”

24-105mm F4

Buy now: $799

Pro Tip: Take your lenses out and inspect them before every shoot. Remove any excess dirt, grease, fingerprints, or dust that you can. This will prolong the life of your lenses and will save you time during post. You don’t need an expensive cleaning kit either.

Sony 24-105mm f4 G OSS

24-105mm F4

In our review, we said:

“It can deliver gorgeous image quality and with the right lighting, I doubt that anyone would really be able to fault the lens or the photographer. Combine this with a little bit of weather sealing, and I can totally see how this lens can be one that stays glued to your camera in most instances. It gives you quite a bit of zoom range to work with, reliable focusing in most instances, and good enough image quality that can be tweaked inside of the camera or in post.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
24-105mm F4

Buy now: $1,098

Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM

24-105mm F4

In our review, we said:

“The Sigma 24-105mm f4 deserves the Phoblographer’s Editor’s Choice award. I can see myself just leaving this lens on my camera. The Sigma’s 24-105mm f4 is extremely versatile and can be used in almost any situation.”

24-105mm F4

Buy now Canon EF: $799.95

Buy now Nikon F: $715

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.