Are Fuji lenses weather resistant?
Yes, most of the new lenses made by Fujifilm are now weather-sealed.
Fujifilm Weather-Sealed Lenses
Here are two lists showing the weather-sealed lenses Fujifilm makes. I’ve broken it down to Prime lenses and Zoom lenses.
What Fuji Lenses Have Weather Sealing?
This list shows all the prime Fuji weather-resistant lenses.
As with a lot of lenses, they should be paired with a UV filter for better weather resistance.
|Lens Name||35mm Equiv||Filter|
|XF 16mm f1.4 R WR Review||24mm||Ø67mm|
|XF 16mm f2.8 R WR||24mm||Ø49mm|
|XF 18mm f1.4 LM WR||27mm||Ø62mm|
|XF 23mm f1.4 R LM WR||35mm||Ø58mm|
|XF 23mm f2 R WR Review||35mm||Ø43mm|
|XF 27mm f2.8 R WR||41mm||Ø39mm|
|XF 33mm f1.4 R WR||35mm||Ø58mm|
|XF 35mm f2.0 R WR Review||53mm||Ø43mm|
|XF 50mm f1 R WR||75mm||Ø77mm|
|XF 50mm f2 R WR||76mm||Ø46mm|
|XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro||120mm||Ø62mm|
|XF 90mm f2.0 R LM WR||137mm||Ø62mm|
|XF 200mm f2 OIS WR||300mm||Ø105mm|
This list shows all the zoom Fuji weather-sealed lenses.
|Lens Names||35mm Equiv||Filter Size|
|XF 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR||12-24mm|
|XF 10-24mm f4 R OIS WR||15-36mm||Ø72mm|
|XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR||24-84mm||Ø77mm|
|XF 16-80mm f4 OIS WR||24-120mm||Ø72mm|
|XF 18-135mm f3.5-f5.6 R LM OIS WR||27-206mm||Ø67mm|
|XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR||76-213mm||Ø72mm|
|XF 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 R LR OIS WR||150-600mm||Ø77mm|
You can see all Fuji Lenses in this massive list which included even third-party lenses. Almost all the third-party Fuji lenses are not weather sealed.
Do You Need Weather-Sealed Lenses?
Typically this depends on the situation. Most studio shooters will not require any weather sealing, but a street photographer or travel/nature photographer will benefit from them.
Even with weather sealing, some photographers will still cover their lenses with plastic when out shooting in the snow or rain or near waterfalls.
If you shoot in the desert or in dusty environments a lot, dust will actually kill your lenses gradually over time as it gets sucked in and sticks to the inner elements. Eventually, even mold can grow if spores get inside.
How Good Are Fuji X Weather-Sealed Lenses?
Fujifilm rates them as dust and moisture-sealed. Designed for working in harsh environments.
This does not mean you should let them get continuously drenched by rain. Common sense practices should still be used when shooting in harsh environments.
You should always use some type of filter to protect the front element from any moisture as well when shooting in the rain or snow.
When you’re lenses do get wet, you should clean them and store them in a dry cabinet, or something similar overnight. I sometimes use silicone beads in a pelican case or ziplock bags when traveling as seen in this protect your lenses from moisture guide.
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