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dreidesq
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« on: January 05, 2013, 01:14:37 AM »
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If anyone tries to sell a Hasselblad 500cm with Metered winder, A12 or A24 backs, 50mm, 80mm, 150mm, 250mm C lenses chrome and in mint condition, zork adapter, 580exproII flash, Canon 5dmkii, wtfe4 transmitter grip, 5 batteries with lots of accessories in a black Lowe Pro bag.
Let me know as it's just been stolen in London.

The Crime Reference Number for this report is 6000344/13.
The police person dealing with it is.

Marie-Claire
PC 510FH REFFELL
Team 1
Fulham Police Station,
SW6

Regards
David Huxtable-Reid

I will post serial numbers and pictures when I get home a dig out the info.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 03:29:31 AM »
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I'm so sorry to read this; it would break my heart, equipment insured or not.

I hope you get it all back safely.

Rob C
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 07:18:32 AM »
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Hopefully I am insured though have had a heart stopping moment when the insurance company called to tell me that my risk address was not the address I gave them although the brokers thought differently. I’m hoping they’ve sorted this out as that's not good.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 09:01:48 AM »
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Sorry to hear! Sad
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 12:12:39 PM »
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Thank you.

www.bright.vg/StolenCameraEquipment

The items that are missing are:-
Hasselblad 500cm – Body only – UT183806
Hasselblad quick release
Manfrotto Quick Release with step up adapter screw for mounting to Hasselblad Quick release.
Meter Winder for Hasselblad.
Waist Level View finder
Acute Matte Focussing screen
Hasselblad A24 – Film Back (Matching insert) – RF 3521391
Hasselblad A12 - Film Back (Matching insert)  – UR3122572
HASSELBLAD ZEISS 50mm F4 DISTAGON C T* LENS Chrome in plastic case – Serial Number 5631611
Hasselblad Planar 80mm f2.8 Lens  -  4200116
Hasselblad 150mm - 4805416
Hasselblad Sonnar C* f/5.6 – 250mm Lens – Serial number: 5635812
HASSELBLAD 40061 1/C QUICK FOCUSING HANDLE x3
72mm Tripod Mount Ring Lens Colar Support for HASSELBLAD 140-280/5.6 lens
Hasselblad Proshade 6093T with B60 adapter (measure part, not whole thing)
Trackball - Mini Wireless Portable WIFI Spy IP Surveillance Camera for Android & Iphone
3 Wireless 4 channel radio flash triggers (one modified for the 580exII)
LowePro Black Camera rucksack

EOS 5D Mark II 2061301338
Armer Rubber cover for the Canon 5dMKii
Speedlite 580EX II - 206323
OmniSpot For Speedlight
WFT-E4 II - 4263B002
Compact flash - 489289-0256
Compact Flash - 454725-2433
Canon LP-E6 LPE6 Battery x5
Zork Adapter for Hasselblad Lenses
Hahnel Giga T Pro and controller
3 PC remote sync cords
Tethered Canon sync cord
8 AA Rechargable batteries for the 580exproII
.3 .6 .9 Lee Hard Graduated Filters
.3 .6 .9 Lee Soft Graduated Filters
.3 .6 Neutral Density Filters
Lee Big Stopper .10
Soft Chamois Filter pouch
Manfrotto quick release mount

I will update shortly. Still searching for the rest of the boxes and paperwork at the mo.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 04:29:42 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 12:56:08 AM »
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Holy cow, that is a lot of stuff. Very sorry to read this, good luck.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 01:19:42 AM »
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I have just received a letter from the Metropolitan Police.

Their letter ends...
"As a result, it has been concluded that at this time unfortunately there is insufficient information to proceed, and that the specific investigation into your crime will now be closed"

It carries on to say if they do catch an offender at a later date with a similar MO they'll look into the possibility that that offender may be responsible for my stolen equipment.

The only other thing is that they now have a logged claim, if they do find my stuff they give it back if they find it.

Humph.

I'm wondering if I should set up a sting operation of my own in the same place I parked and wait around the corner with a baseball bat?
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 01:25:31 AM »
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Keep an eye on Gumtree for the main items. I know of two digital backs that showed up there within a year of disappearing...
One of them at a later stage was confiscated by the police and ended up being sold in an auction...
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2013, 01:45:26 AM »
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+1

Good luck!

Best regards
Erik
Holy cow, that is a lot of stuff. Very sorry to read this, good luck.
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2013, 04:15:24 AM »
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I also had a camera stolen years ago (on a nice terras in the sun). It is hard, but you have to turn the page. Focus on the insurance money and buy yourself new sets of glass. All of these items are replaceable.

Your gear will be sold in bits and pieces at different locations (NY, Paris, London), mostly in second hand photo shops, where they never check if you are the real legitimate owner.

Even if it would show up later (during repairs), the latest owner will have a legitimate invoice from such a shop and will not have to return it.

Sad but the rule in many countries.  Angry
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2013, 01:57:35 PM »
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Even if it would show up later (during repairs), the latest owner will have a legitimate invoice from such a shop and will not have to return it.

Sad but the rule in many countries.  Angry

Not here. In England, nemo dat quod non habet: no-one can give what he does not have. If you buy something that's been stolen, the seller cannot give you valid title to it, since he has no such title. If the original owner turns up, he gets back the goods, to which he retains title.

It's tough on the innocent buyer, but in such circumstances someone has to be the loser.

Jeremy
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2013, 03:51:54 PM »
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In the US If the purchaser had to return a stolen item he bought in a shop, the shop would have to refund  the money, so now the store is the loser and can go after the person they got the camera from. .  In FL I think pown shop have to put the SN in a police database to see if the item was stolen.

It would be so easy to stop thiefs with a database of stollen SN's. you should also have to show the SN in any ebay ad and cross check any database through ebay.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2013, 04:06:38 PM »
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The other thing you have to note is that thieves will wait several months for you to replace your gear and then strike again. It happened to me, so there is also the cost of upgrading your security.

Cheers,
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 11:38:26 PM »
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Sorry to read that David! I now how you feel, I lost all my Hasselblad Gear (H4D, 28er, 35-90er,80er, 120er, HTS 1.5 etc. Fuji X-100, div. Nikon, 2x MacBookPro and all Pics) last Friday Evening in Santa Monica, L.A. Stolen from the Trunk of our Car. Now we are back in Switzerland and the hole Gear is there. Hurts:(
>ll the best! rem
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2013, 12:00:36 AM »
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I am so sorry for your loss. That is a lot of equipment. I hope you are covered by insurance. Though it does not help the violation and the recovery period.
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2013, 02:47:43 AM »
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In the US If the purchaser had to return a stolen item he bought in a shop, the shop would have to refund  the money, so now the store is the loser and can go after the person they got the camera from.

Oh, you'd be able to bring a civil action against the retailer, who took your money and gave you nothing in return (lacking title, he had nothing to give). That's fine if the retailer is still around and still solvent, of course. I think Jessops use to sell some second-hand stuff...

Jeremy
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2013, 01:03:53 AM »
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The saga continues.

I waited a week after my first chat with the insurance company and was told they were waiting for the head office approval and it would only take a couple of days to sort it out. I then wait another week and have to call back, the news this time, they are looking into two issues.
The first is there is an underwriting problem and the other is an issue of whether I am a pro photographer.
Very upset at the mo. I'm not sure if this is insurance proceedure or not but it sounds like to me they are trying to find a way out of paying. I definitly have my Canon equipment listed as specific items, the Hassleblad stuff is very new to me and is also under there listed specific item £1000 per item limit.
A friend has told me to get the ombudsmen involved right now, my wife however told me to wait until they deny the claim first then worry about it.
I told them on the phone during the first phone conversation that I am not a pro, I don't make any money from my photography except for family and friends buying prints. Everything I shoot is personal, the "models" I shoot are friends. I am a graphic designer by trade, how is that being a pro photographer?
Arrrggghhh.
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2013, 02:43:44 PM »
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If there is an opportunity to get an ombudsman involved, I would do that as soon as (which is now, in this case) you have indications that a decision is moving in the wrong direction.  I think it is harder for a company to reverse a decision than it is to make a good decision in the first place.  --Barbara
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2013, 03:30:42 AM »
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The saga continues.

I waited a week after my first chat with the insurance company and was told they were waiting for the head office approval and it would only take a couple of days to sort it out. I then wait another week and have to call back, the news this time, they are looking into two issues.

The insurance company will not pay until they know, for certain, they have no choice.  Insurance companies, probably the world over, are honestly just a bunch of crooks.  You have to think about them like that.  They have all the cards stacked in their favour.  They have full knowledge of the incredibly complex legalities.  They have specialised lawyers on their staff.  Their 'clients' have no knowledge of all this and despite this, have to sign a legally binding document that they don't understand.  Hands up all those who have employed a lawyer to advise them on an insurance document, prior to signing.  A pointless exercise because all lawyers would advise you not to sign.

The way the insurance company will look at it is; how much you have paid in premiums and how much it will cost to pay you?  They will be prepared to refuse payment on any technicality that they can find (pro, address, dates, lots of stuff about cars) if they feel that loosing you as a client will be less costly than paying your claim and they will just leave you to sue them, because, unfortunately, there are no punitive charges on insurance companies that drag their feet in making payments.  So why would they do otherwise?  It's just a time/money equation for them.  The ombudsman will not cost you anything, but will not be fast.  Is the ombudsman independent in the UK?  A lawyer will cost a lot and won't be any faster.  I would contact the ombudsman after a month.  I think that's long enough for them.  I would tell them you are going to and even ask their advice about how to do so.  (Just think of insurance people as slightly worse than bankers.  Money is their sole interest.  Service is just a way to get money.)
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