How important are weather sealed lenses to you

Started Jan 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Rob from thepicturedeskca
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How important are weather sealed lenses to you
Jan 21, 2014

Whether a lens has weather seals or not is a question I hear often.

How important are weather sealed lenses to you?

Of course they would cost more to make and therefore be more costly to own. They might even need service to keep the o-rings/seals on some parts fresh and working.

There is no industry definition of weather sealed either so to clarify for this conversation I'm says you could shoot in a light rain and wipe the outside of the lens off when you're done.

I'm not talking about Scuba diving, or taking the lens rafting where it might get dunked even for a second.

Would you purchase the more costly sealed lens over something without seals that cost less.

-Rob Skeoch

Sony of Canada.

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