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Marc James Small wrote: > At 08:53 AM 1/2/05 -0500, dnygr wrote: > >> > I have never performed the bounce test on my M6, IIIc, IIIf RD or IIIg, but > I'd suspect that these would be as impervious to damage from inadvertent > gravity tests as is the M3. > > WEAR A STRAP AROUND YOUR NECK and you will never have these questions come > up! > But make sure it's a new strap! Getting out of a taxi on a stone flagged station forecourt the strap of my IIIG got snagged on the car door opening lever. The (original) leather strap parted, the camera bounced once and I managed to catch it on the rebound. Only damage is a dent the size of a pin-prick above the VF window - the camera still performs perfectly. Douglas BTW 12mm VFs for CV lenses do not bounce. They make a (very expensive) crunch-clatter-shatter noise when they hit concrete.