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08-23-2019, 03:57 PM   #1
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Pentax 645z stolen in Frankfurt Germany

At friday, den 23.08.2019 stolen in the area of Frankfurt/ Germany:

SerNr: #158 6338 - Fieldglasses Leica Ultravid 10 x 42 with Bodypack

SerNr: #611 2320 - Gehäuse 645 Z Foto Pentax - Camera- ShutterCount heute 16.780
with Akku in a red bag.

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SerNr: #426 2646 - FA645 35mm / 3,5 AL (IF) complete
SerNr: #456 7429 - FA645 75mm / 2,8
SerNr: #unbekannt - FA645 120mm / 4,0 Makro complete
SerNr: #425 6684 - DFA645 55mm / 2,8 AL (IF) complete

08-23-2019, 04:37 PM   #2
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Very sorry indeed to hear about this, dicki. I wish you the best of luck in retrieving them and/or recovering some of the value through your insurance
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How can this happen in Frankfurt? A pretty safe area. I hope you have informed the proper authorities in case it is found somewhere.
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Being cynical, keep a watch on Fleabay. Best of luck with recovering them.

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It is not my camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dicki Quote
It is not my camera.
Now I'm confused ...
10-04-2019, 08:24 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote
Now I'm confused ...
I'll second that
10-04-2019, 10:11 AM   #8
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is the camera of an other pentaxian

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There are programs that will search the internet for images posted by a particular camera. Recommend giving one a try. Here is an example: https://www.stolencamerafinder.com. I've never used this program. Hope the owner recovers the equipment.

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Lenstag is another protection/recovery option

Lenstag - Protect your camera equipment, images and help make the world safer for photography on iOS, Android and the web.

don't know if you can register your equipment after the theft though
11-29-2019, 01:10 PM   #11
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today I hear abaout the Pentax 645 again.
A photographer from "Hessen" Germany by the camera at second-hand market in Leipzig. After he read about the stolen camera in the internet he call the police and give back the camera and the lenses .
He had payed 3000 Euro for all. Now he loose his money. The camera is back at his real owner.
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sad

about the theft

and the loss of the innocent buyer

but also proud that the innocent buyer turned over the stolen camera and lenses
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Sorry to hear the buyer got taken, but glad to hear the owner got their equipment back.


QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
Lenstag is another protection/recovery option

Lenstag - Protect your camera equipment, images and help make the world safer for photography on iOS, Android and the web.

don't know if you can register your equipment after the theft though
This is great info, much appreciated.
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don't forget you can also register equipment here at the forums

QuoteQuote:

Welcome to the Pentax Serial Number Database at PentaxForums.com! This database contains an ever-evolving listing of serial numbers for every kind of Pentax photographic item, including cameras, lenses, and accessories.

The mission of this database is threefold: first, it will allow users to discern faulty items; second, it will build an overview of production trends; and third, it will establish owner records to deter theft.

To add a new item to the database, click on the "Add New Item" link in the upper-right corner of the main listing table. To add a serial number of an existing item, you must first navigate to that item, and then click on a similarly-placed "Add Serial" link.
Read more at: Pentax Serial Number Database - PentaxForums.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by redmenace Quote
Sorry to hear the buyer got taken, but glad to hear the owner got their equipment back.




This is great info, much appreciated.
Lenstag claims it is more than a registration system ( which is what the forum's listing is )

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Photographer Gary Fraley recently recovered his stolen gear via 500px thanks to Lenstag. Fraley, who runs a nonprofit which aims to use art to help end hunger, had his house broken into late last year and his camera equipment stolen.

He received an alert from Lenstag saying that his stolen camera had been used to take a picture posted on 500px.com. He jotted down the photographer's information that was on 500px and called the police.They went over to the thief's house and got Fraley's Nikon D300s, a 50mm lens, an 18-55mm lens, an SB-700 flash, and the battery grip back. Lenstag founder Trevor Sehrer explained, "The guy who had obtained the stolen gear said that his cousin had stolen it and right now police are looking for him."
Lenstag Finds Photographer's Stolen Camera via 500px | Fstoppers

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Why should I register my gear before it gets stolen?

The first few hours after a theft are absolutely critical to getting the word out & preventing resale of the stolen gear. If your gear is already registered, then you just have to sign in & flag the items as stolen (and optionally provide additional information).

If you wait until after your gear is stolen, you'll have to add the gear, verify it with something else other than a picture of the serial number and wait a day or two for someone at Lenstag to approve the verification request. By then the gear has probably been pawned or sold and the chances of successful recovery are substantially lower.
Lenstag - Protect your camera equipment, images and help make the world safer for photography on iOS, Android and the web.

Personally. I register my equipment and verify it with Lenstag.com the day I receive it.
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