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Canon EF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM vs Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM vs Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IFto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM Top Features

  • 20-35mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F4.5 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 340g.
  • Diameter: 84mm
  • Length: 69mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.34m
  • Max Magnification:0.13x

Canon EF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM

Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD Top Features

  • 17-35mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 – F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 440g.
  • Diameter: 83mm
  • Length: 87mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m

Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF

Our Winner: Canon EF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM over Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF

Internal Zoom Yes vs No
Weight 340g vs 440g
Length 69mm vs 87mm
Max Magnification 0.13x vs x

Pros Of Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF over Canon EF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM
Focal Length – Wide 17mm vs 20mm
Optical Zoom 2.10x vs 1.80x
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 4 vs 4.5
Diaphgragm Blades 7 vs 5
Diameter 83mm vs 84mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.3m vs 0.34m

Cons Of Canon EF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM and Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF
Image Stabilization No vs No
Weather Sealing No vs No

Canon 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM vs Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD All Features

General Canon 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD
Brand Canon Tamron
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 20-35mm 17-35mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method Rotary (internal) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.8X 2.1X
Aperture
Max Aperture F3.5 – F4.5 F2.8 – F4.0
Min Aperture F22.0 – F27.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 5 7
Optics
Optical Elements 12 14
Optical Groups 11 11
Special Elements unknown 3 hybrid aspherical elements and 1 LD element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.34m 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.13X unknown
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Micromotor
Full Time Manual Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 340g 440g
Diameter 84mm 83mm
Length 69mm 87mm
Materials Plastic barrel, metal mount Unknown
Weather Sealing No Unknown
Filter Thread 77mm 77mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied No Yes
Hood Code EW-83II flower shaped hood
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories Soft Case LP1214
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