Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not?

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Mark B UK
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Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not?
2 months ago

I'd always believed the new Zuiko 25mm 1.8 to be weather-sealed. When I mentioned this in passing in a thread here, another forum member said I was mistaken. I briefly searched online and on this site and couldn't find clarification either way. Assuming the manufacturer would shout about such a feature if it existed, this leads me to believe he/she is right and I'm wrong.

However, I'd appreciate it if anyone here could clarify the matter for me, as it could be a factor in whether or not I buy one.

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photofan1986
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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not?
In reply to Mark B UK, 2 months ago

I'm pretty sure it's not weathersealed. And it's a shame, but since the pricier Panasonic 25 1.4 is not either, I guess Olympus didn't find it necessary.

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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not?
In reply to Mark B UK, 2 months ago

Mark B UK wrote:

I'd always believed the new Zuiko 25mm 1.8 to be weather-sealed. When I mentioned this in passing in a thread here, another forum member said I was mistaken. I briefly searched online and on this site and couldn't find clarification either way. Assuming the manufacturer would shout about such a feature if it existed, this leads me to believe he/she is right and I'm wrong.

However, I'd appreciate it if anyone here could clarify the matter for me, as it could be a factor in whether or not I buy one.

It may not be ''weather-sealed' but it has internal focusing so with a filter on it's pretty closed down as far as places for weather to get in

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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not? NOT
In reply to Mark B UK, 2 months ago

not sealed.

you can always send olympus an email and get an answer.

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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not? NOT
In reply to Chas2, 2 months ago

I know Oly needed a reasonably priced fast normal prime (and I would have liked it $100 cheaper, but who wouldn't) but I also think they do still need a weather sealed standard prime to go with their weather sealed bodies.

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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not? NOT
In reply to rpm40, 2 months ago

It is not weather sealed. I was able to get it bundled with my EM-10 for $299 and have found it to be a terrific lens, very sharp and producing great natural color.

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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not?
In reply to Mark B UK, 2 months ago

The only weather sealed lenses, so far, are the Olympus 12-50, 12-40, 60mm macro, Panasonic 12-35 and 35-100.

The lenses in the pipeline that are also supposed to be weather sealed are the Olympus 300 f/4, 7-14 f/2.8, and 40-150 f/2.8. I would presume the Panasonic 150 f/2.8 which we know nearly nothing about will also be weather sealed.

Your remaining weather sealed options are the HG and SHG Olympus Four Thirds lenses. There just haven't been many weather sealed options in the realm of normal primes to date.

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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not? NOT
In reply to h2odog, 2 months ago

h2odog wrote:

It is not weather sealed. I was able to get it bundled with my EM-10 for $299 and have found it to be a terrific lens, very sharp and producing great natural color.

Same here. Didn't really "need" it but with the available rebates when getting the E-M1 I added it, figuring I could break even selling it off if I didn't like it. Don't need to bother with that, because it's a keeper, even though I have the 12-40.

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In reply to rpm40, 2 months ago

I know Oly needed a reasonably priced fast normal prime (and I would have liked it $100 cheaper, but who wouldn't) but I also think they do still need a weather sealed standard prime to go with their weather sealed bodies.

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Yeah, or a new 35mm equivalent, tho that FL is even more crowded for choices so it seems even more unlikely.

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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not? NOT
In reply to Impulses, 2 months ago

Perhaps, by specifying their primes at f1.8 and pricing them at a relatively affordable price (relatively), this give them room to develop later a range of f1.2 weather sealed primes belonging to their pro grade line up ?

Although I doubt this will ever happen.

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In reply to Mark B UK, 2 months ago

Never new there was any doubt that it might be.

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Re: Zuiko 25mm 1.8: weather-sealed or not? NOT
In reply to MayaTlab0, 2 months ago

MayaTlab0 wrote:

Perhaps, by specifying their primes at f1.8 and pricing them at a relatively affordable price (relatively), this give them room to develop later a range of f1.2 weather sealed primes belonging to their pro grade line up ?

Although I doubt this will ever happen.

Thanks for planting THAT thought in my head.

Cheers,

Rick

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Not weather sealed... and I already bought one
In reply to Mark B UK, 2 months ago

If the lens was weather sealed, Olympus would make it a headline feature. And shout about it. If they don't mention sealing, that means it isn't weather sealed.

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In reply to Mark B UK, 2 months ago

I think a lot of us would like to vote on the question.

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In reply to Henry Richardson, 2 months ago

Thanks; it's good to have it confirmed.

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