The Best Weather Sealed Wide Angle Lenses Under $1,000

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There are tons of wide angle lenses out there. More importantly, there are a lot of great ones. But not many are under $1,000. And even less of those are weather sealed. These days, that’s the goal for lots of photographers. And luckily, we’ve reviewed a ton of wide angle lenses. So we dove into our archives to find the best weather sealed wide angle lenses. Most importantly, we’ve found some of the most affordable ones and put them in this roundup.

How We Picked These Lenses

Trust me when I say that we tried to find more zoom lenses. We really, truly tried. As the founder and Editor in Chief of this website, I take a lot of pride in our lens reviews. By far, we’ve got the most lenses reviewed in a lifestyle format of any publication out there right now. And when constructing this list, I went all the way back into early 2018 to look at the lenses we’ve reviewed. The truth is that there aren’t that many wide-angle weather-sealed.

Also, we know that Tamron has a bunch of good weather sealed wide angle lenses. But the one we’ve got in this list is arguably the best.

Sony 20mm f1.8 G

In our review, we state:

“The Sony 20mm f1.8 G also features weather-sealing, which means you can take this lens out into the rain with no problems at all. I took it out with me, and the heavens opened up out of the blue, and it just kept on working with no issues at all. The focusing ring has just the right amount of tension, and the size of it makes it easy to use. The aperture control ring is, as you would expect, much smaller than the focus ring, but it feels great. Leave the click mechanism turned on, and you get very satisfying clunks as you turn it. When you put the Click switch to off, you get a smooth spinning, completely silent aperture ring, which makes it ideal for video work. Overall the Sony 20mm f1.8 G won’t disappoint in the build quality department.”

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Buy Now: Around $899

Fujifilm 16mm f2.8 R WR

In our review, we state:

“As you can see from the lead image of this blog post, the Fujifilm 16mm f2.8 R WR lens is weather sealed. Granted, we’ve put our gear through much worse weather before. Fujifilm’s cameras and lenses, when stated to be weather resistant via the the WR designation, are often pretty great. During our usage of the Fujifilm 16mm f2.8 R WR lens, it never failed. However, Spring in NYC hasn’t yielded us a whole lat of rain so far. so we didn’t get to do a major torture test in a real world testing condition. Photographers who mount this lens to their camera for travel work will be happy to know about its sealing abilities. However, due to the size, it’s probably best suited for the X-T3 and Fujifilm X Pro 2 than it is for the X-H1. The XH1 tends to be chunky, and so the 16mm f1.4 R WR could be better suited to it ergonomically.”

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Buy Now: Around $399

Nikon 24mm f1.8 S

In our review, we state:

“The Nikon 24mm f1.8 Z was used extensively in the rain. In fact, we kept it out for a few hours and it kept working. I was very thoroughly impressed previously with how good the build quality of Nikon’s lenses are, but this blew me away. Photographers who need to shoot in less than ideal conditions will feel relieved that this lens will keep working. “

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Buy Now: Around $996.95

Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD

In our review, we state:

“Well, we did some pretty crazy things with the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD in the rain. During our testing period, it survived heavy rainfall in NYC during the summer. In fact, we purposely took it into the rain more than once. It continued to work without issue.”

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Buy Now: Around $899

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.