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Canon 16-35/2.8L II and 17-40/4L

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The review treats Canon’s two ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses: the EF 17-40mm f/4L and the 16-35mm f/2.8L II, with an emphasis on the 17-40mm.

The 17-40mm f/4L is half the price (about $750) of the 16-35mm f/2.8L II (about $1500), so which one should you get?. And can either lens perform at the level of a top prime lens?

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