These Canon EF 24-105mm Photos have all been taken within the last 2 years by the author. This lens has a pretty versatile zoom range of wide-angle to medium telephoto with a constant maximum aperture of f4 throughout the zoom range.
It's my primary choice for beach photography where I am shooting family group poses as well as tighter cropped head and shoulder shots during sessions.
I've found f4 to give me a good amount of bokeh when I am looking for a pleasantly out of focus background.
The photo above was taken around 10:30 in the evening. I had to travel light on our 14 day Alaskan adventure so I only had my 24-105 f/4.0 and my 400mm f/5.6 Canon lenses with me. The photo above was shot at 35mm focal length using the 24-105mm lens.
This was the only lens I had on my camera the entire day for my hike through Rickets Glen State Park. The trail takes the average hiker about 4 or 5 hours to do.
You can create some interesting compositions when you shoot with your lens set to the widest angle of view at 24mm. Wide focal lengths like this often create strong diagonals like this railroad picture below.
The sample photo above shows you how you can use the 24-105 lens to create strong perspectives in your photography. At 24mm you exaggerate the falloff in size as objects appear at a farther distance from the camera.
Strong perspectives are great to take when photographing architecture too. The photo above was taken during a walking tour of downtown Boston.
How does the Canon EF 24-105mm lens do as a macro photography lens. It's good, not great in terms of magnification. Certainly, you can get some great close-up photos with it. The key, with using this lens or using any other, to shooting great close-ups is using good lighting and interesting compositions.
Here are 3 sample photos using the Canon 24-105 lens. Picking flowers as a subject is another good step toward getting a good photo.
The photo example above was taken early in the morning when the dew was still in abundance all over the delicate leaves of this yellow Lily.
You can control the depth of field by the aperture and the focal length you choose with your Canon 24-105 lens.
The example below is from a wedding I photographed using my two 24-105 lenses. You can get very pleasing out of focus backgrounds when you set your lens wide open to f/4 and zoom in all the way to 105mm.
And now, for the final sample close-up photo taken with the Canon EF 24-105mm IS USM lens is my overall favorite drink. In this case pumpkin flavored decaffeinated beans is the subject featured in this image.
My wife likes the flavored varieties. I'm happy with straight coffee.
The 24-105mm zoom range is good one for shooting portrait photography capable for shooting headshots, small families and large groups of people. Here are a few samples of portrait photography I created using the 24-105 lens.
The portrait below was taken with the lens set at 70mm. It could have been taken with the Canon 24-105mm or the 70-200mm lens. If it would have been a large group, the 70-200 would not have been able to be used without backing up the camera if there was room to do so.
The photo above was a medium sized group pose of 6 people. If it had been 26 people, I would need to use the 24-105mm to fit everybody in the frame.
I hope these sample images taken with the Canon EF 24-105mm lens helped you in evaluating if the lens fits your needs. You can explore any Canon topic on this blog by using the search box below or look for more posts about the 24-105 lens using the links below my signature.
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