Quote Originally Posted by Viggi View Post
I do like following threads where people extol the reliability and build quality of their equipment. I like hefty, well constructed and (sometimes) well-crafted and tactile cameras. But reading through this thread from the first post on just highlighted the clichés used like cheap currency. "Built like a tank" - please, stop saying that. Is it a good thing? Heavy, unwieldy... just over-used phrase and not at all meaningful any more. And "hammer nails with it" - really? Has anyone tried it? Don't think any camera will stand up that. And it is also a boring, banal statement. "It's a weapon" - yes, in as much as any moderately heavy object can be. So what. Your camera is heavy. Big deal.

Like this thread though - nice info and love for a good camera.
A tank is made of metal, used generously. Hammer nails? Yes, small nails, without doing much more than cosmetic damage. Weapon? There's a purportedly true incident of a pro photographer bashing a would-be assailant on the head with an F or F2 in bolo mode, assailant went to the hospital, Nikon kept taking pictures.