differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Slightly more zoom 2.9x vs 2.2x
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More than 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 70 mm vs 35 mm
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2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Slightly cheaper $1,299.00 vs $1,568.00
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The best price we've seen is $269 cheaper (around 20% less)
Slightly lighter 0.6 kg vs 0.8 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Low light lens

$70

Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,263 - $1,299

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$289 - $329

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom range Less zoom

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Canon EF

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$650

Lowest price Cheaper
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$738 - $799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM

Fisheye lens

$1,132 - $1,249

Fisheye Fisheye lens
Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture

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