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08-23-2014, 12:37 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Sorry to hear that!

when my bike is stolen two weeks ago in NYC, I felt really bad. Not only monetary value of it, but also the sentimental value with it (taking it to many places...)

Hope you got it back!

08-23-2014, 12:57 PM   #17
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Sorry to hear about your loss. For future use, what I do is make a word document with all my camera gear listed, which includes descriptions, serial numbers, and anything else I might need to know. Besides a copy at home, I email the document to both my gmail & hotmail accounts so I can access it any time.
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Thank you very much for your support and you advices!
Iīve been to Frankfurt today and left flyers all over the place! I also went to some dodgy areas and talked to people in the shops.
Most of them said that the stuff is probably on its way to Eastern Europe ... I donīt know that ...
But some asked me very seriously about my reward and if Iīm really prepared to pay ... so at least it seems that Iīve been at the right places ...

I informed Pentax Hamburg and this is the link to my Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Andreas.Trnka.Photography
There is an english post about what happened ... If you like to share ...

Here are the serial numbers:
- 645 Z 4979687
- 90mm macro 4258890
- 55 mm IF 4252876

Again, thank you very much, I hope it will end up good. Canīt afford to buy a new one. I will get a new one some day ... I really loved that cam, sensationell quality ...
08-24-2014, 10:40 AM   #19
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Hopefully your car/home insurance will cover some/all of the value?

Phil.

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I have no feedback from the insurance yet, but Im sure they will find a way not to pay ...
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Oh man, that's dreadful! I feel with you.
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No good news from the insurance - nothing is covered ...
I sold the rest of my canon equipment during the last days and I orderd a new 645 Z. I ordered the it with kit lens, which I quite liked ... also the 120mm macro ... and via ebay I bought the 75 2.8 from Japan ... I hope it will arriver some day ... I saw this guy from Canada, selling two 645 Z bodies the last days for something around 4500$ ... I donīt know how he can do this ... also very strange that he doesnīt deliver to Germany ...
Anyway, I hope that someday someone makes a mistake and maybe just some of my stuff will appear ...
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2 bodies for $4500? Think I'll be steering clear of those. Way too cheap. If lookstoo good to be true it probably is as the saying goes.

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Ebay is really the worst place ... if you look how everybody is fakin their accounts ... selling stuff for 0,01 $ to get a good rating ... and, of course, German police is no help at all ...
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Laste week my new 645Z arrived - I hope I will be more lucky than the last time ...
One thing I realised is, and I can not describe it technically, but it "feels" more "stable" ... or "better performing" than the first one ... I know it sounds funny, but maybe it has something to to with an internal production update or so ...
Anyway, Iīm really happy and maybe someday some parts of my other equipment will show up somewhere ...

I also would like to thank all the people who shared my facebook page with the serial numbers ...
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Monty sorry for your experience. But happy to hear you bought a new one. It must be a great camera if you are willing to pay for it twice! I will receive mine by the end of the week, can't wait to play with it. I am living in Germany too and will now consider insurance against theft.
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Martelli, I would recommend a camera insurance! I had "hundreds" of insurances but none will cover something ... enjoy your camera!
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QuoteOriginally posted by monty Quote
Sorry for posting this here ...

On the 22nd of August, my Pentax 645Z was stolen from my car in Frankfurt, Germany.
There was also the 90mm macro, the 55mm, the 35mm (MF) and the 150mm stolen.
(A Lenovo W540 was also in the car)

I tried to add the serial to the database, but there is no 645Z available.

I will pay a reward of 5000,- Euro if I get my equipment back!

Thank you!

I never leave my camera in the car even if I'm parked in front of the store or establishment I'm visiting. If I really cannot bring the camera inside I secretly put it in the trunk but I don't make it obvious while I'm doing this. That's a bummer you are talking about a $10,000 loss at least.
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Oh wow. That is horrible. I hope you get it back. So far I have never left mine in the car and the car be out of site. I also got a concealed carry permit and a Ruger LC9 in my back pocket just in case someone wants to mug me. My car was almost stolen earlier this year and I spooked them off just as they were about to take it. I had my camera with me, my a99. But it scared the heck out of me. I was in the middle of nowhere and they easily could have taken me out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monty Quote
Martelli, I would recommend a camera insurance! I had "hundreds" of insurances but none will cover something ... enjoy your camera!
Really? Where? I have insurance on all my equipment and they covered me when I dropped my 5DMKII and a 70-200 and destroyed the 70-200. They cover anything. Specially theft . Of course that probably change from country to country.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monty Quote
No good news from the insurance - nothing is covered ...
I sold the rest of my canon equipment during the last days and I orderd a new 645 Z. I ordered the it with kit lens, which I quite liked ... also the 120mm macro ... and via ebay I bought the 75 2.8 from Japan ... I hope it will arriver some day ... I saw this guy from Canada, selling two 645 Z bodies the last days for something around 4500$ ... I donīt know how he can do this ... also very strange that he doesnīt deliver to Germany ...
Anyway, I hope that someday someone makes a mistake and maybe just some of my stuff will appear ...
Why not covered? When you purchased it didn't you call to specifically add it to your insurance?
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