I should have been more explicit in my post, and stated that my inquiry is on the need for a factory warranty for the Olympus PRO line of lenses, not Olympus products in general. I've edited my original post to reflect that.
yes, on an OM-1 camera body. After a wheel stopped working, Olympus repaired it under warranty.
Actually I had the exact same experience.
Your post left me with the impression that you think the warranty should cover damage that you caused, and since it doesn't, it isn't worth much. Have you ever seen ANY warranty that would cover damage YOU caused?
I knew it wouldn't cover physical damage. That's why, when I bought the body and lens I also bought a 4 yr. warranty from a third party to cover accidental physical damage caused by me, and that warranty is replacing the camera body with a new one, but not the lens. I should have purchased two warranties. When I buy a new lens, I will definitely, once again, buy a warranty that covers accidental physical damage, but I am considering not paying for a factory warranty, which only covers manufacturing defects, since I have never heard of an Olymous PRO lens that failed due to a manufacturing defect. That's what I'm fishing for - has anyone had a PRO lens fail due to manufacturing defect?