Olympus Weather Sealing is Hard to Believe

Posted Mar. 17th, 2020 by Daniel J. Cox

Behind the Scenes of Olympus Weather Sealing

Olympus weather sealing is hard to believe, as you can see below in a video and blog post by Dave Etchells of Imaging Resource. The more I use the Olympus E-M1X, the more impressed I am with the Olympus commitment to hardcore professional use.

I’m writing this in Indonesia, having just finished our last of three tours in eastern Asia. For these trips, Northern India, Japan, and Indonesia, I brought three camera systems with me, Lumix, Sony, and Olympus. Sounds crazy, and it was. I’ll never do it again. But I wanted to test the Olympus E-M1X and the Sony A9 against my Lumix system, a camera system I’ve depended on pretty much full-time since about 2015.

The Results Are Surprising

It was a great test and I’m excited to write it all up for those who may be on the fence as I’ve been in regards to which camera system to commit to. Like all of us, I’ll have a lot of time to sit at my computer and write for the next few weeks. Stay tuned for what I found with over six weeks on the road with Sony, Olympus, and Lumix.

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  1. Whitney DunnOn May. 8th, 2020 (4 weeks ago)

    Dan, I’m curious to read your thoughts on the three systems having used them for that six week trip.


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      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 8th, 2020 (4 weeks ago)

      I’m still on the fence Whitney. I had hoped to have a few more weeks to really test both systems. I have a few more shoots planned for over the summer and into the fall. I have my doubts I’ll make my mind up before then. Sorry for not being more helpful but this pandemic took a bite out of my field time.

  2. Joe DotsonOn Mar. 19th, 2020 (3 months ago)

    Foreshadow….Now I have to go buy Oly stuff! Carol will not be happy.

    Hope you all travel safe back home! Stay healthy.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Mar. 19th, 2020 (2 months ago)

      Don’t jump yet Joe. Still, some testing to come but Olympus’ commitment to weather sealing and spectacular lenses have impressed me.

  3. Dennis LindenOn Mar. 18th, 2020 (3 months ago)

    My first wet T-Shirt event was in 2012 with the EM5 and the 12-50 … I was in Vancouver, walking about when the clouds rolled in and the heavens poured out. I was soaked to the bone, but to my pleasant surprise, a rub down on entry to the apartment and everything worked for years to follow… I’m really tempted to upgrade my EM1 mk2 to the 3. Maybe the 7-14 first.

  4. Jim RestleOn Mar. 18th, 2020 (3 months ago)

    That was an interesting video about weather sealing. Looking forward to your views on the testing you did.

  5. Hank SloanOn Mar. 17th, 2020 (3 months ago)

    Glad you made it home and really looking forward to this review/ comparison.

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