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.
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.