Re: [OM] E-1 first impressions

Subject: Re: [OM] E-1 first impressions
From: "Timpe, Jim" <Jim.Timpe@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 11:44:36 -0800
In light of the current talk of OM durability, allow me to mention that my
4T did a tumble from the overhead luggage rack of a tour bus on my recent
trip without missing a beat.  My wife was removing something else from the
overhead, and the next thing I new there was camera and lens (the lens
survived completely intact as well) lying on the coach floor.  It was a
carpeted coach, but it still had to be a 5 to 6 foot drop.  I was sweating
tears and blood for a couple minutes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Winsor Crosby

Galen Rowell said something similar one time about Olympus when he was asked
about cameras. I have seen a couple of pro outfit trade-ins and cannot
imagine how they did that to their stuff. It was trashed. I don't think it
is true with digital or modern lenses from what I have read on some forums
with customers being charged exorbitant repair fees on lenses and cameras
damaged by "customer abuse" without a mark on the outside. Outside is
strong, but the inside easily scrambled. Nikon and Canon included. 


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