Conclusion: Canon EF 24 70 f/2.8 L v/s Canon EF 24 105 L f/4 IS L

This is the forth and last post in the 4 parts series on how to choose between the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM.

Check out the other posts in the series: Canon EF 24 70 f/2.8 L v/s Canon EF 24 105 L f/4 IS L, Top 7 reasons why buy the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 over the 24-105 f/4 IS and Top 6 reasons why buy the Canon EF 24-105 f/4 IS over the 24-70 f/2.8.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Pros
* f-stop difference: f/2.8 against f/4
* smoother bokeh
* less vignetting
* less distortion
* less chromatic aberration
* brighter viewfinder
Cons
* big and bulky
* missing the 70-105 range

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

Pros
* great zoom range
* lighter and smaller
* Image Stabilizer
* Very Sharp even wide open
Cons
* distorsion
* vignetting at 24mm even when stopped down
* f4 not great for shallow depth of field

Pros of both lenses

* Great Image Quality
* Sharpness
* Contrast and colors

Cons of both lenses

* Sample variation: unfortunately these two lenses suffer from sample variation
* Price: Their prices are very close but still on the expensive side.

Conclusion

It is really hard to go wrong with either of these two lenses, whichever you chose get a good copy and you will be happy with it.

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