(02-06-2020, 07:22 AM)Brightcolours Wrote:(02-06-2020, 07:18 AM)davidmanze Wrote:(02-02-2020, 05:10 AM)Brightcolours Wrote: So, who actually needs weather sealed lenses? Quite a pointless feature for almost everyone, to be frank.
Going back some years I spent many annual summer holidays sailing around both the coast and the inland waterways of Holland, it's very nice and allows you to pass under bridges and the like with the mast up ..... all very civilized ..... but .... with one caveat ....... it's awful often wet and cold climate .... even in the summer. (like England but worse)
In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth ..... shrewdly, he left it to the Dutch to pump it out !!
Probably the most appropriate country in the world for weather sealed lenses!
Yet, I never feel the urge to walk around making photos when it poors down, and have I never had an issue with any lens due to water drops/snow....
Only pros who need to make images regardless of conditions really benefit from "weather sealed" lenses? How many lenses have you damaged with "weather"?
In sandy conditions it's easy to damage any lens believe me
FWIW Nikon had made a very interesting camera Nikon1 AW1 it was weather sealed and water proof, unfortunately the sample Dpreview reviewers failed because of sand issues, can't say it's the sample they had or the camera line itself however the concept was interesting, too bad no new models with such features came out