What Exactly is "Splash Proof?"

Started Oct 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
knittinggirl
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Re: What Exactly is "Splash Proof?"
In reply to Skeeterbytes, Nov 2, 2013

Skeeterbytes wrote:

knittinggirl wrote:.

When queried about the 14-54 mm II he said it wasn't splash proof. I'm confused because it does say it's drip and dust proof on the sale page, but it doesn't list drip and dust proof on their insert that came w/ the lens.

Every 4/3 HG and SHG lens is weatherproof, including the 14-54. He may have been ill-informed, or not presuming the MMF-3 adapter was to be used.

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Rick

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I spoke with tech support regarding this whole splash proof vs drip proof issue. After explaining that OlympusAmerica, BHPhotovideo and Adorama all listed the 14-54v as drip proof, and they would need to change their advertising, he said that drip proof lenses could be rained on, but not dropped in the water. Apparently, splash proof cameras can be dropped in the water if they're removed immediately.

I preferred to see the lens listing at OlympusAmerica grouped into standard, high grade and super high grade, but now they just list them together w/o any distinction. They have the 18-180 right next to the 35-100, so it's pretty confusing.

Here are the list of lenses he gave me.  Looks like he's trying to sell us as splash proof (in 4/3s), mostly the $1000 lenses and up.  All heavy lenses too.

The 14-54 II is not a Splash proof lens

Micro 4/3 Splash Proof lenses

M. Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8
M.Zuiko ED 60mm f2.8 Macro
M. Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-5.6 EZ

MMF-3 4/3to M.4/3 adapter

4/3 Splash Proof lenses

Zuiko ED 12-60mm f2.8-4 SWD
Zuiko ED 50-200mm f2.8-4 SWD
Zuiko ED 14-35mm f2.0 SWD
Zuiko ED 35-100 f2.0
Zuiko ED 150mm f2.0
Zuiko ED 90-250mm f2.8
Zuiko ED 300 f2.8
EC 14 1.4 tele-converter
EC 20 2.0 tele-converter

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