Only lens i have ever dropped was on old rokkor 35mm ...rolled down 30 ft of concrete under some bleachers.. Hit the bottom and survived with a minor dent ...i used it for about 10 more years till i sold the camera
Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography A Photographer Is Forever
Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography. flickr® & Sdi
Wow I feel lucky haven't dropped the camera or a lens yet, whacked the lens hood into a member of marching band as I turned quickly at a game once, no damge! haven't got caught in the rain yet, and have had no problem with ebay or Amazon, other then that Minolta 70-210 3.5 - 4.5 is a piece of crap lens it does work like the well used lens it was advertised as! All I got to do is tame the gear to my will!
Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 http://flickr.com/