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
Slightly cheaper $1,549.00 vs $1,721.27
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The best price we've seen is $172 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

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

Slightly lighter 0.6 kg vs 0.8 kg
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More than 20% lighter
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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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM$1,549.00
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM$1,721.27

competitors

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

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Wide angle lens

$636 - $849

Lowest price Cheaper
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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

Wide angle lens

$630 - $999

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Wide angle lens

$516 - $599

Lowest price Cheaper
Length Slightly shorter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

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

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Low light lens

$1,406 - $1,549

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

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$899

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Panasonic Lumix G  X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$743

Diameter Smaller diameter
Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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