We generally don't keep up on the service life of lenses, but it seems repairs by Canon for the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM end on July 31, 2024.

Your EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM will no longer be eligible for service after 7/31/2024. In appreciation of your continued loyalty, our expert sales team is standing by to help you find a great deal on upgraded Canon gear.

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Everything will eventually suffer the same fate, but there should still be third party repair shops that will be able to service the lens. Parts may have to come from the used market, but adjusting elements and that sort of thing shouldn't be a problem.

Is it worth holding onto a lens like this? It could be, sometimes we get attached to a tool for whatever reason. However, it's probably going to be an easier path going forward replacing the lens. We will note that the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II seems to be holding its value for whatever reason.

As for other Canon cameras and lenses that will hit end of service soon. The EOS M3 and EOS M10 are scheduled to suffer the same fate in July and September of this year.

The next round of lenses to hit end of life for Canon service in 2025 are the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, EF 100mm f/2 USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM II, EF 600mm f/4L IS USM II, along with a few EF-S lenses.

All but one EF-M lenses will be serviced until 2030.

For you film shooters, both the EOS-1V and EOS-1V HS service life ends in October of 2025.

It may be worth checking out the official end of service guide at Canon Japan.

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11 comments

  1. I didn't even know that was possible.
    On the mk1 it’s a plastic donut that sits in a groove. It’s not painted on, as I assumed. The RF24-105L ring also seems to be a plastic donut, but flush with its surroundings.
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  2. On the mk1 it’s a plastic donut that sits in a groove. It’s not painted on, as I assumed. The RF24-105L ring also seems to be a plastic donut, but flush with its surroundings.
    Most black EF L lenses has the plastic ring. Except a few.

    EF 35mm F1.4L II
    EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM
    TS-E 50, TS-E 90 and TS-E 135

    I much prefer the painted version over the plastic red ring. All RF lenses seem to have the plastic ring. Except the large white ones.
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  3. My copy of the EF24-105L mk1 is unsellable, the red ring broke and fell off :( It does still work pretty well on my original 1D, though!
    The red ring on my EF24-105 also broke off. I sent it to Canon and they repaired it at no charge.
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  4. Hopefully some more people are going to sell it in the next future; it's months that I'm looking for a super cheap one, 250€ or less, to keep as a backup to my 24-70 f2.8 L II (actually I'm looking for two, one for my and one for a friend). Basically it has to sit in the bag hopefully unused for the rest of its life, so the most battered I find it, the happiest I will be.
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  5. Had the mk 2 before....but sold it as I\'m using RF 24-105 STM more often, really surprised Canon still support the mk 1 for this long. If it\'s Sony, all a-mount are not available to fix
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