6 Weather Sealed Wide Angle Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

If you’re an adventurer or a photographer that gets outside often, there are a number of wonderful lenses you can get your hands on to create compelling images in the elements. Many photographers tend to go for wide angle lenses, and these tend to give images that convey how they feel about the vast expanse before them when out hiking. But otherwise, they’re used by street photographers in the rain or sometimes even for certain types of portraits.

Here are six weather sealed wide angle lenses that we love for mirrorless cameras.

Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 R WR

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 first impressions product photos (4 of 7)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 2.8

In our review, we state:

“Though it doesn’t seem like it on the back of the camera’s LCD screen, the 16mm f1.4 is incredibly sharp and can bring out lots of details in a scene that you probably didn’t even notice in real life. Wide open, the lens is very sharp and it only gets better until around f5.6. But the perfect balance between sharpness and bokeh quality is at f2. You’ll probably not want to stop the lens down beyond this.”

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 review sample images (25 of 32)ISO 4001-55 sec at f - 2.8

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 review sample images (6 of 32)ISO 2001-180 sec at f - 16

Sony 16-35mm f4 OSS

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 16-35mm f4 product photos (6 of 7)ISO 1601-25 sec at f - 4.0

In our review, we state:

“During our sessions with the lens at a religious ceremony, we were not only impressed with how silently the lens focused but also how accurately. Granted, this is a 16-35mm lens with an f4 aperture and it’s tough to get something out of focus. But when working in conjunction with the A7 and A7 Mk II, we rarely had any missed focusing situations.

Manually focusing the lens requires you to turn the small ring towards the front of the lens. We wish it were a bit beefier, but we can totally settle for the leaner chicken soup instead.”

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 16-35mm f4 review images (2 of 3)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 4.0

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 16-35mm f4 Melissa photo (1 of 1)ISO 6401-60 sec at f - 4.0

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 16-35mm f4 review documentary type images (1 of 3)ISO 8001-40 sec at f - 4.0

Panasonic 7-14mm f4

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic 7-14mm f4 lens product photos (3 of 6)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 5.0

In our review, we state:

“With some of Panasonic’s other zoom lenses, we didn’t feel that the color rendition was very exceptional. But this lens renders some excellent colors no matter what the mode may be. In practice, this means that the beautiful emerald green landscapes of Ireland will look every bit as punchy and vibrant as they did when you were first there.”

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic 7-14mm f4 sample images (43 of 44)ISO 2001-40 sec at f - 4.0

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic 7-14mm f4 OS extra photos (2 of 22)ISO 2001-200 sec at f - 4.5

Zeiss 25mm f2 Batis

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 first impressions (20 of 24)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 2.8

In our review, we state:

“During our testing period, we weren’t able to take it out into the rain as the skies didn’t quite shower us in either NYC or Portland, but considering that Sony cameras are marketed as dust and splash proof we’re very positive that these two will pair together quite well. For what it’s worth, we wouldn’t take the duo out into a hurricane, but we did take it out onto the top of a very ashy mountain. They stood up to the dust and elements better than the allergies of some journalists could.”

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 25mm f2 Batis review sample photos (28 of 29)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 5.0

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 25mm f2 Batis review sample photos (11 of 29)ISO 5001-60 sec at f - 3.5

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 25mm f2 Batis review sample photos (6 of 29)ISO 2001-160 sec at f - 3.2

Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 35mm f1.4 Full Frame E Mount lens first impressions product images (2 of 6)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 2.5

In our review, we state:

“Sony’s 35mm f1.4 is splash proof and dust proof–but don’t run it under a faucet. It can take more abuse than standard photo products, but not idiocy. Otherwise, the feel of the lens in your hand is quite substantial in that it has lots of heft, a solid grip area around the focusing ring and an aperture ring. In fact, it feels just like a DSLR lens.

This is a bit odd as we expected a lens on a mirrorless camera to not feel or be this large.”

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 35mm f1.4 other photos (22 of 28)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 1.4

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 35mm f1.4 other photos (14 of 28)ISO 1001-800 sec at f - 2.8

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 35mm f1.4 other photos (7 of 28)ISO 1001-500 sec at f - 4.5

Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO product images for review (5 of 6)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 2.8

In our review, we state:

“With both the OMD EM5 Mk I and the Pen f, this lens focuses very quickly and accurately. With older cameras, it’s bound to have a few more problems in dark conditions with little contrast. But it’s still snappy to focus and proves to me that there is very little reason for me to give up on my OMD EM5 with the exception that I often need to work the files more than with my Fujifilm and Sony cameras.”

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO sample photos (3 of 14)ISO 8001-13 sec at f - 2.8

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO sample photos (4 of 14)ISO 8001-80 sec at f - 2.8

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO sample photos (10 of 14)ISO 8001-40 sec at f - 2.8

Chris Gampat the Phoblographer Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 first impressions photos (11 of 19)