The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II and the Canon 35mm f2.0 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 35mm f2.0 is the longer of the two lenses at 43mm. The Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II with a length of 25mm is 18mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon 35mm f2.0 also has a larger diameter of 67mm compared to Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II's 63mm 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. Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II weighs 200g, which means it is 10g (4%) lighter than the Canon 35mm f2.0 which has a weight of 210g.
Both Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II and Canon 35mm f2.0 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.
Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II is also available in Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF mounts.
Voigtlander 40mm F2 SL II is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 64mm.
Canon 35mm f2.0 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 56mm.