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
    NYC
    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
    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...

    -Ray
     
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