The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 II LD and the Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM is the longer of the two lenses at 112mm. The Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 II LD with a length of 84mm is 28mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM also has a larger diameter of 89mm compared to Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 II LD's 83mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 II LD weighs 406g, which means it is 229g (36%) lighter than the Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM which has a weight of 635g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 II LD and Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 II LD is also available in Nikon F (DX) , Sony Alpha, Pentax KAF and Canon EF mounts.
Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 II LD has a focal range of 10-24mm and 2.4X zoom ratio which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 16-38.4mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM has a focal range of 16-35mm and 2.2X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 25.6 - 56mm.