What does "weather sealed" mean?

Started Jan 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Jaysun Regular Member • Posts: 332
Re: What does "weather sealed" mean?

thebustos wrote:

Well I shoot with a Sony A77 and Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 often, both of which are weather sealed. One time, I was shooting in the rain and that combo slipped and fell into a puddle of mud in addition to being soaked. I cleaned off the camera and let it dry overnight without opening it. Everything was fine and I've had zero problems. I can't say without a doubt that that would've been the same deal with a camera without weather sealing, but I'd rather have it than not.
Good luck and happy shooting!

Yeah, but that's not the reply I'm after.  My phone isn't weather sealed, but I've dropped it in a pool, dried it off, and it still worked.   "Oh thank god it still works" isn't the same as "let me purposely use this in the rain with no expectation of failure".

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