First of all, tho there may be lenses advertised as a waterproof lens, I sure wouldn’t trust it unless there was some proof. Lenses are weather sealed. This mean they have some level of protection against water, humidity and dust. Not that they could survive a swim in the river.

Note that not all lenses have the same level of protection. Those in bold are said to have a basic level of protection while the others should be able to resist hostile environment, the long telephoto lenses being the best.

Note: If you install a weather sealed lens on a body that is not weather sealed, the lens mount section will be vulnerable.

Note: Thanks to Marlon Perez for spotting some errors in the list

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Mitch "planetMitch" Aunger is the creator and mastermind behind — which covers every aspect of HDSLR cameras (and a whole lot of other cameras as well). A lover of photography since his early days, he graduated to selling stock photos to make a little bit of spare cash. It wasn’t much, but it allowed him to upgrade to better cameras as well as computers, and it wasn’t taking money away from feeding his family.
He loves the stories that the still image can tell. In the summer of 2008, he read a story written by Arnold Kim called “I Quit My Job” — Arn is the owner of He started macrumors in 2000 as a hobby, and by 2008 he was making more money with the site than he was on his day job, so he quit. The surprise to the story is that he was a doctor making more than six figures! Right then and there, planetMitch dreamed about doing the same thing.
September 2008 rolled around, and Canon announced this new version of the incredible 5D — the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It was the first Canon DSLR to shoot full HD video and the earth moved! (It really was a huge deal in the photography world.) planetMitch knew if there was ever a chance to ride a wave of something he was really passionate about, this was it — and the blog at was born. It is now one of the most popular HDSLR blogs on the planet, and he is making a full-time living from blogging. He couldn’t be happier!
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