Couldn't stop too long as I was dashing across the road during a break in traffic... I suspect an F or F2 would have at least made a good mark on the concrete as they're quite a bit heavier than the FE. Recently disassembling an F plain prism I noticed there's some dead space between the prism "shell" and the prism glass, so any dents on the outside won't damage the inside. I suspect a similar design characteristic is used for the FE/FM series and many of the older Nikon MF bodies. Probably most other brands of that era as well.
Originally Posted by Steve Smith