So what is WR worth?

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CeeDave
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So what is WR worth?

I have lost cameras to moisture, but only one was not while diving. I like the idea of sealing, especially since it rains hard and often here.

But, unlike a watch or a phone, cameras with interchangeable lenses don’t seem to have any actual Ingress protection specified. And in my experience and from what I’ve heard, there is no enhanced warranty.

With this vagueness and lack of backing up the WR rating, how much extra is it worth paying on a lens? Ten percent, more, less?

How much does the WR rating influence your buying decisions?

Just curious. For me, I’ll shoot carefully (water resistant pack, plastic bags, inexpensive rain covers, towels, and not tempting fate), at least for now, and keep my older, brighter, nonWR lenses...not sure about future purchases, though.

WR: Senseless spec or a truly valuable feature?

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