August 23, 2014, 01:33:10 AM

Author Topic: By Request: Comparison between Canon 40mm "Pancake" and Tamron 24-70mm VC  (Read 7760 times)

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Yes, I know this seems like an odd comparison, but a few readers have asked for a comparison between these two lenses...and so I have.  If you are interested, take a look at the link below:

http://www.dustinabbott.net/2013/06/tamron-24-70-vc-vs-canon-40mm-pancake/
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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These are roughly the same size mounted on 6D bodies, right

6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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The filter on the pancake makes it look huge!  :o imagine if it had a hood too... :)
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Do not overestimate Tamron's weather sealing. My recent experience tells that both sealing against dust and humidity are close to none.
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Do not overestimate Tamron's weather sealing. My recent experience tells that both sealing against dust and humidity are close to none.

Did you have a problem with this lens? Will you elaborate?
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Boo! You only tested the 40mm at one focal length???? Incomplete review!
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Do not overestimate Tamron's weather sealing. My recent experience tells that both sealing against dust and humidity are close to none.

Would you care to elaborate? I have shot with the Tamron in pretty extreme conditions (from -40C to 40C) and in snow, rain, freezing rain, etc... without any kind of issue.  I am interested to hear why you would make such a statement.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Boo! You only tested the 40mm at one focal length???? Incomplete review!

Yeah, sorry about that 8)  I'll try to milk more focal lengths out of it the next time.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Boo! You only tested the 40mm at one focal length???? Incomplete review!

Yeah, sorry about that 8)  I'll try to milk more focal lengths out of it the next time.

I think I got a warning about that post . . . weird.  Can whoever sent me that PM me?
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Thanks Dustin. Makes me want to take my 40mm out for a spin more often. I'm on a bit of a film kick though, especially for 120 folders. Hmm...that could make for an interesting experiment. Take apart a 40mm and take the lens assembly and try and use it on a 120 folder  :o
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thanks for the review. btw, I recently saw your pic in Popular science magazine ..congrats ;)
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The filter on the pancake makes it look huge!  :o imagine if it had a hood too... :)

Ha Ha ... the hood that Canon sells for the 40mm STM is a joke!
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thanks for the review. btw, I recently saw your pic in Popular science magazine ..congrats ;)

Thanks, I knew that was coming out, but haven't gotten a copy yet myself.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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The filter on the pancake makes it look huge!  :o imagine if it had a hood too... :)

Ha Ha ... the hood that Canon sells for the 40mm STM is a joke!

It really is.  I don't even know if it is deep enough to provide any kind of protection, much less shading!
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Quite interesting comparison TWI by Dustin Abbott ;)

I do agree with you on 40mm sharpness. The sharpness is great for $150 lens. No comment on Tamron(never own one)
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