The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tokina 17-35mm f4 Pro FX and the Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Tokina 17-35mm f4 Pro FX is the longer of the two lenses at 94mm. The Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD with a length of 87mm is 7mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Tokina 17-35mm f4 Pro FX also has a larger diameter of 89mm compared to Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 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 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD weighs 440g, 26% (160g) lighter than the Tokina 17-35mm f4 Pro FX's weight of 600g.
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 Tokina 17-35mm f4 Pro FX and Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Tokina 17-35mm f4 Pro FX is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD is also available in Nikon F (FX) mount.