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Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0L USM vs Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0L USM vs Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 17-40mm f4.0L USM Top Features

  • 17-40mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 500g.
  • Diameter: 84mm
  • Length: 97mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.24x

Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0L USM

Canon 16-35mm f4L IS USM Top Features

  • 16-35mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 615g.
  • Diameter: 83mm
  • Length: 113mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.23x

Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM

Our Winner: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0L USM over Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM

Focal Length – Tele 40mm vs 35mm
Optical Zoom 2.40x vs 2.20x
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Weight 500g vs 615g
Length 97mm vs 113mm
Max Magnification 0.24x vs 0.23x

Pros Of Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM over Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0L USM
Focal Length – Wide 16mm vs 17mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 7
Diameter 83mm vs 84mm

Canon 17-40mm f4.0L USM vs Canon 16-35mm f4L IS USM Specs Table

General Canon 17-40mm f4.0L USM Canon 16-35mm f4L IS USM
Brand Canon Canon
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Wideangle Zoom Wideangle Zoom
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 17-40mm 16-35mm
Image Stabilization No Yes
Colour Black Unknown
Zoom Method Rotary (internal) Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom No
Zoom Lock No
Zoom Ratio 2.4X 2.2X
Aperture
Max Aperture F4.0 F4.0
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 9
Optics
Optical Elements 12 16
Optical Groups 9 12
Special Elements Super Spectra coatings 3 aspheric and 2 UD lens elements, plus fluorine coating
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.28m 0.28m
Max Magnification 0.24X 0.23X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Ring-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes No
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 500g 615g
Diameter 84mm 83mm
Length 97mm 113mm
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount Unknown
Weather Sealing Yes Yes
Filter Thread 77mm 77mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Unknown Yes
Hood Code EW-83E EW-82
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories Soft Case LP1319
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