Weather Sealed Lenses

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by tkao2025, May 27, 2015.

  1. tkao2025

    tkao2025 FujiXspot Rookie

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    May 27, 2015
    Are all Fuji X lenses weather sealed? I cannot find any information online about this.

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  2. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
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    Luke
    Weather resistant (not sealed, emphasis made here just to be clear.....they have seals, but may not be great for floods and such) lenses have WR in their name. 16-55mm, 50-140mm, and the 18-135mm are it for now.

    I have heard others suggest that using the other lenses in "moist" condition with careful use should be OK, and there are plenty of 3rd parties that sell lens sleeves to protect your lens. I bought my X-T1 with the 18-135mm because I wanted a weather resistant set-up....period. I like shooting in the rain and the snow. In those situations, the last ounce of lens IQ is hardly important..... and frankly, when one understands the limitations of designing an 8x zoom lens, the 18-135mm is a stud.
     
  3. tkao2025

    tkao2025 FujiXspot Rookie

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    May 27, 2015
    Thanks for your reply. So my understanding from your post would be that something like the 23mm 1.4 would not be weather resistant....thinking about buying the XT1 and some lenses and just trying to figure out what camera for example I could bring to a beach setting for the summer.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    correct...... none of the primes are WR
     
  5. Warwick

    Warwick FujiXspot Rookie

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    Mar 11, 2014
    The 16mm f1.4 is weather sealed. I believe that the forthcoming 90mm will also be. The 16 would be a great beach/ close-up action lens
     
  6. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    ooops. You are correct Warwick. The 16mm and the 90mm are both WR lenses. I was looking at an old roadmap.
     
  7. kaito

    kaito FujiXspot Regular

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    May 12, 2014
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    It's not just water that wrecks cameras on beaches, a grain of sand is small enough to get in, big enough to create damage.