Quote Originally Posted by Trask View Post
Dr David -- and what does TSA do when they X-ray your bag? I've had to try to explain to them what a lens is, all the while hoping they don't drop the thing ("step back, sir, and don't touch!") They simply cannot comprehend what a Leica IIIa it, much less a SWC, and why I'd want to carry it with me.
Not TSA, but a US Customs agent when I flying back from Canada. The agent was a bit cavalier about handling a lens until I said, "That is over one month's salary!" That caused an instant attitude adjustment for the agent.

Steve