Jun 29, 2012
Please forgive me if this is a silly question, but I am a newbie and a little confused about something...
I can understand the importance and appeal of a weather resistant camera body.
The body houses the majority of the electronics and is potentially vulnerable to moisture without it.
What I find strange is that Olympus (with the OM-D) and Pentax (with their K-5, K-30, and K-7) heavily promote weather resistance as an important selling point, but offer very few weather resistant lenses to use with those bodies.
As far as I know, none of the great new Olympus m4/3 primes are weather resistant.
In Pentax land, most of their famous primes are not weather resistant either.
Does this mean that having a weather resistant lens is not so important?
i.e. If the body is weather resistant, then is having a weather resistant lens generally superfluous?
Are lenses not really at risk of damage due to water splash and use in the rain?