Does anyone know which Olympus OMD lenses are weather-resistant?

Discussion in 'Other Interchangeable-Lens Systems' started by Jock Elliott, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    My understanding is that one of the kit lenses is and possibly a tele-zoom, but I'd like to know, specifically, which lenses have the WR designation.

    Or maybe I'm asking the wrong question.

    Cheers, Jock
  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Weather sealed lenses for M43: Olympus 12-50mm kit lens, 12-40mm 2.8, and 60mm 2.8 macro. Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8 & 35-100mm 2.8. I don't know their WR ratings...

    There are also weather resistant lenses for 43 that can be used mostly on EM1.
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    Real Name:
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Using Serhan's list as reference, the only one that was a "kit" lens was the 12-50 that was sold with the EM5 and, at the time, it was the only weather sealed lens Olympus made - I don't remember the timing of the 12-35 to know if it was around yet or if the 12-50 was the only weather sealed lens in the whole system. The 12-35 and 12-40 are both excellent constant f2.8 options for walk around lenses. The 12-35 is a bit smaller, the 12-40 has slightly longer reach and near-macro close focus capabilities. The 35-100 is the only tele-zoom and it's pretty nice (also a constant f2.8), but it doesn't have the kind of reach you often seem interested in. The Olympus 40-150 f2.8 will also be weather sealed and have another 100mm of effective reach, but it looks like it's gonna be a really big lens - the largest of any existing m43 lens I believe. Neither of the longer reaching m43 lenses (Pany 100-300 and Oly 75-300) are weather sealed...

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