Canon EF 24-105 F/4L soft issues

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by jbear29, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. jbear29

    jbear29 TPF Noob!

    Dec 15, 2006
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    Forum members please help. I just purchased a new canon EF 24-105 F/4L lens and I can't get sharp pictures unless I use a flash. My outdoor pictures are especially soft even at aperatures above F5.6. I used the hood outdoors and took off the lens filter. I have a canon 20D camera and this is the only lens I have had any problems with. My18-55 kit lens does better. This new lens is just too expensive for this kind of problem. I understand DOF issues when shooting close subjects but that is not the problem either. Please advise before I go nuts about this issue.

  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2003
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Try some controlled tests. Google lens tests and you should be able to figure out some simple ways to test it. It's not unheard of that you may have a bad lens that snuck through the QC at the factory. If so, Canon should have no problems repairing or replacing the lens for you.

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