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    Hi guys, know it's a shot in the dark, but had a substantial amount of lenses and bodies taken from my home early in the morning today, D810, P900, V1 some of the bodies and then some 11 lenses of which some rare ones the 14-24 f2.8, the 24-70f2.8 the 70-200II f.2.8, a 105mm a 18-300 and a 85mm f1.8. The buggers left the big ones but made off with a substantial hall.

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    Sorry to hear, bugger! Always enjoyed your excellent quality photos.
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    Bliksems!!!
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    Do you keep your Nikon stuff in a Rifle Safe. We had a burglary a few years back and they took a lot but my insured Nikon kit was in the Safe untouched

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooikop View Post
    Hi guys, know it's a shot in the dark, but had a substantial amount of lenses and bodies taken from my home early in the morning today, D810, P900, V1 some of the bodies and then some 11 lenses of which some rare ones the 14-24 f2.8, the 24-70f2.8 the 70-200II f.2.8, a 105mm a 18-300 and a 85mm f1.8. The buggers left the big ones but made off with a substantial hall.

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    Sorry to hear about this. Don't you have the serial numbers? Might be worthwhile posting those as well on different platforms.

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    There was a NIKON website where you could load the serial numbers of you cameras and lenses and if they are stolen you activate the link and they would then be blacklisted worldwide.
    I will go through my records and look for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    There was a NIKON website where you could load the serial numbers of you cameras and lenses and if they are stolen you activate the link and they would then be blacklisted worldwide.
    I will go through my records and look for the link.
    Yes I also remembered something like that. Tried looking for it but found some other site on ORMS that tracks the EXIF, so that might just take a while for photies to hit the net.

    Yes, I do have all of the serial numbers and in most instances all the boxes as well, bit pedantic regarding that.

    And no Peter, all the equipment was in my study but looks like they knew what they were after. Left my one bag with the D4s and the 200-400 and the 600 they did not even touch. All the smaller items that was easy to carry.

    Worst thing for me is all my binoculars, one old Leica 10-42 one newer Leica 12-50 and the Zeiss 10-42 that they took I will most probably never be able to replace.
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    I will have a look on my computer system at home because I registered my camera bodies and lenses when I was doing a lot of freelance work and traveling with my full camera bag. I even got stickers that I was supposed to stick on each item but never got around to doing that.
    You can check on these to sites:
    https://www.lenstag.com/stolen/
    https://www.stolencamerafinder.com/h...rchType=manual

    Hopefully you had the equipment specified on your insurance policy or you are likely to not get full replacement value paid out.
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    "Hopefully you had the equipment specified on your insurance policy or you are likely to not get full replacement value paid out."

    The above should not apply!

    If the home was broken into and lenses, cameras etc stolen it does not have to be specified - only when taken out to use and it gets stolen or damaged.

    However the value will be part of house contents and if that is not on par then the full replacement value won't get paid by insurance.
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    Jammer om te hoor Deon.

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    A real bummer! It really p1ss3s one off to hear about these things. I hope miraculously you get it back somehow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirkba View Post
    "Hopefully you had the equipment specified on your insurance policy or you are likely to not get full replacement value paid out."

    The above should not apply!

    If the home was broken into and lenses, cameras etc stolen it does not have to be specified - only when taken out to use and it gets stolen or damaged.

    However the value will be part of house contents and if that is not on par then the full replacement value won't get paid by insurance.
    Agreed. One doesn't tell insurance every time one buys a new pair of jeans.

    One ideally needs to have some proof of purchase / ownership.

    Receipts, invoices, price tags, photos of stolen items.

    Even without any of the above, I think an affidavit may be provided. I'm guessing this part also depends on the claim and the insurance company.

    As Dirkba said, one also needs to have sufficient household contents insurance cover, based on brand new replacement value of all household items.

    Sorry to hear of your loss.
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    Default Re: Stolen Nikon equipment

    Sorry to hear! Bummer. what about also trying some pawnshops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP vd Merwe View Post
    Sorry to hear! Bummer. what about also trying some pawnshops?
    Cash Crusaders have a process or web facility whereby you can list all of your items stolen with the CAS number and SAPS contact details. I have provided them with a detailed list with descriptions and serial numbers.
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    Watch Gumtree and Facebook marketplace, you setup search alerts so the minute anything you are looking for is posted you get an email or notification.

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    Just some feedback. Hole army of folk was on the lookout for the equipment to pop up somewhere, and nothing to date. I am convinced that this was a highly skilled and professional crew and they know how to fence their loot.

    Insurance eventually came thru, happy with the eventual payout, although I will most definitely never be able to replace everything that we lost. We are still finding that items we are looking for that are missing. Like the 3 cases of assorted wine I kept in boxes in my lapa, a very big loss in these times.

    Now the purchasing has started, and this is turning out be be even a greater schlep. Although I have indicated with the claim where to find what and provided estimates, it is a whole lot different to commit and do the purchases. Who would ever have thought that I will be complaining about spending money.
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    Default Re: Stolen Nikon equipment

    I had that when I was burgled, only months later I would notice some other things were missing.

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