12-29-2015, 08:14 PM
- what are these fantastic weather sealings of Nikon worth, this tiny rubber gasket? Please, Markus or anybody else, show me the Nikon warranty text clearly allow you to use the lens in rain or snow or ice temperatures. Otherwise, I would highly appreciate to never read again this senseless phrase of "not being weather sealed".
I don't know what goes into making something weather-sealed but I can tell you that I have left the 14-24mm out in below zero temperatures for more than two hours with frost coming down and completely freezing the lens.
After letting the lens thaw out (slowly) it just keeps working as it ever has.
So, I think that there is something more than a couple of rubber bands that make pro-grade lenses to be used in SPACE without any further modification.
As for the Sigma lens, if I didn't already own the 24-70mm Nikkor I would definitely take a very good look at it.