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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Theft of equipment Australia.

I have suggested the owners publish a list of stolen items with serials. In meantime if someone makes you a special offer on some stills gear and lenses, please be vigilent.

Thieves target acclaimed wildlife photographer - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #2
 
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Who leaves $200k of gear in a car?
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Old August 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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I sort of asked myself the same question. I guess he thought out of sight in the boot ( trunk ) was safe enough.

UPDATE - LIST OF STOLEN ITEMS.

CAMERA BODY. HASSELBLAD HD-50. SERIAL 70se27938.
LENS. HASSELBLAD GC2.8/80. SERIAL 7scr23948.
LENS. HASSELBLAD HC macro 4/120mm-11. SERIAL 7ear15605.
LENS. HASSELBLAD HCD 4/28mm. SERIAL 7LSE13196.
LENS. HASSELBLAD HCD 300mm F4.5. SERIAL 3023300.
TWO CAMERA BODIES. NIKON D3s. NO SERIALS AVAILABLE.
LENS. NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm F4 - F5.6G IFED. SERIAL 20023.
LENS. NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8 ED LENS. SERIAL 261791.
LENS. NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 70-170mm F2.8G ED VR11 AF-S. NO SERIAL AVAILABLE.
LENS. NIKON AF FISHEYE 16mm F2.8D LENS. NO SERIAL AVAILABLE.
SPEEDLIGHT. NIKON CLOSE UP COMMANDER KIT R1C1. NO SERIAL AVAILABLE.
SPEEDLIGHT. SB 900. NO SERIAL AVAILABLE.
CAMERA BAG. LOW PRO. NO SERIAL AVAILABLE.
FIVE. MEMORY CARDS. SANDISK 65Gb. NO SERIAL AVAILABLE.
Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1 consists of a Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800, three Wireless Speedlight SB-R200s, and an Attachment Ring SX-1, which is used to attach the SB-R200 to the front of the lens.


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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #4
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Re: Theft of equipment Australia.

That hurts...A mate of mine got his gear stolen in a similar situation, he had to move his gear from the car to the production location and he had to go 2 times, it was only 5 minutes when he got back to the car to see the trunk was open and his remaining gear was gone.
I never leave my most valuable gear (camera's) behind, have it in my backpack with me all the time when I"m shooting.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #5
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Steve Parish is a bit of a legend down here. The crims were probably after $3 worth of change in the ashtray and lucked out, not that they realise what they've got as they'll flog it to cash coverters for $100 bucks.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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Who leaves $200k of gear in a car?
Well, while admittedly it seems like a foolish thing to do, if you read the article, he's already lost his business location to the recent floods, and looks to have been financially devastated by that, on the verge of losing his business, by the looks of it has lost his home, and is living with a sympathetic relative?

The global economic conditions have left a lot of people (good hard working creative ones too) "on the edge" financially, toss in a natural disaster, and a car may be "home"... that some low life scum of the earth inflicted further devastation on the poor guy because he was "vulnerable" is disgusting...

I hope perhaps the gear turns up at a pawn shop or something and he gets it back, losing the "tools" of your trade has to hurt, and that on top of everything else, I feel for the guy, rather than questioning his choices in difficult times...
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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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Hope he is lucky and gets his stuff back.
I know it's nothing like a camera. But I had a trailer stolen. The police suggested that I keep an eye on Gumtree, Ebay and similar sites. Heyho around two months later the toe-rags put it up for sale. Hope this guy has the same luck.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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in this part of the world i've read reports of some criminals in Dublin targeting pros - following them from a location and waiting for an opportunity to rob them, apparently last week a gang followed a guy from a job to a service station and when he went in to pay for his fuel the gang broke into his car and stole a pile of equipment.

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Old August 9th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #9
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That's horrible, and coming on top of losing his business to the floods. I just can't even imagine how horrible he must feel right now.
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