Olympus 25mm f/1.8 images and price

Started Jan 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Weather sealing is not rocket science...
In reply to Impulses, Jan 17, 2014

Could a weather sealed prime be as small as some of the current ones or would they have to be larger? Honest question, not rhetorical... Weather sealed bodies aren't a huge selling point for me due to the lack of variety in weather sealed lenses so far.

No, it doesn't make the lens larger. In fact, weather sealed lenses are just regular lenses with these few additions:

  • Foam rubber behind front and rear elements
  • Scotch tape over access holes under rubber rings

More info about it here under "Speaking of Catchwords" paragraph (with pictures): http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/assumptions-expectations-and-plastic-mounts

In fact, any lens could be made "weather sealed" with little effort from the manufacturers without increasing the cost by much at all.

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