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Olympus 14-150mm F4-5.6 II is splash proof

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by TassieFig, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
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  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aha - new option for kit lens to go along with the E-M5II. You can probably replace both your 12-50 and 40-150R with it.
     
  3. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    this is good news! A splash proof travel zoom definitely makes sense... Just wondering if there is going to be a premium for the weather sealing.
     
  4. MikeB

    MikeB Mu-43 Regular

    125
    Jun 10, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I've loved the existing 14-150 as a snapshot/travel lens, but wanted something rain-proof for my hiking photos. This is a really great piece of news.
     
  5. halfhand

    halfhand Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Jun 20, 2013
    Cool!
    But it will still have external zooming, right?
    I would love if it was fixed, like the 12-50 or the Panasonic 45-175.
    But a 14-150 splashproof is certainly a great match... Let's wait foir price and weight, it looks wider... Actually it looks premium and expensive.
     
  6. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    That's simply terrible news. I'm really sorry to hear that.

    Now I have a version 1 lens that I don't use that I'll be wanting to sell to buy version 2 of the same lens...that I won't use. :biggrin:

    What I really need is for Panasonic to make their 20mm splash proof - since version 1 of that lens is my everyday carry lens on the E-M5 a rain proof version of that would have me salivating.

    :2thumbs:

    Nice that Olympus is working on weather proofed lenses, tho.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  7. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Weather resistance is exactly what the doctor ordered for any superzoom lens. The 14-150 is what you take when you're unsure exactly what kind of situation you'll find yourself in. WR is tailor-made for that. Great news. Now... price tag please?