Phrasikleia wrote in post #16666700
Does it actually have a rubber gasket like L-lenses do?
I too would like to know what the real story is with the weather sealing on the a7r. Early on someone said the internals showed no signs of sealing. Sony says nothing about sealing. And yet the internet has picked up and repeated the idea that it does have sealing on just about every blog and review site now.
I'm using only Canon EF lenses on the A7R, zero sony, zeiss or minolta. So yes, the rubber gaskets are present on my L lenses.
On my 1Dx, 5D3, D800E and 6D, I'm still getting tons of sensor dust and I clean them often, sometimes once a week on my active camera...
That said, doing a search on Sony A7R weathersealing doesn't come up with any search results.
My sense, from having used it now only for the past week, is that if the two mic ports are covered (because they are vertically oriented) I feel comfortable shooting along the coastline with lots of seawater coming into contact with the body, and light rain.
But my impression is that the durability on the SLRs is greater. I do quite a bit of shooting in harsh environmental conditions and I'm not worried about it.