A word to the wise

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by ReD, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Last Friday I had my Fuji F660 stolen from my bag when I was on a job.
    Didn't discover this theft until late Sunday.
    This has been my main camera since joining this forum & until recently 99% of my photos were taken with it.

    No I didn't take out insurance - I'm not sure if the extended Fuji warranty would cover theft or loss but at £25 would have been money well spent if it did.
    Household insurance would probably cover it but at around £110 may not be worth the claim & additional premium- something I'll have to check.

    I feel a bit sick & will miss that camera - I will need to replace it with something comparable.

    I'll now be taking out insurance on my gear
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    :mad:that sucks ReD, sorry to hear it! Did you file a report with the police? There's a program that you can use to see if any photos taken with that camera are published on the (publicly accessible) internet.

    Hope you can find a suitable replacement for a good price *fingers crossed*
  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Not reported it yet - it was only this afternoon we earmarked the culprit

    What is the program?

    Gumtree looks useful for a cheap replacement
  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
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    CameraTrace.com (costs money)
    StolenCameraFinder.com (free unless you go for a pro account)

    If you go for one of the paid versions, I'd suggest waiting a couple of weeks so that whoever stole the camera has the time to sell it on (if that's the plan) and the buyer has time to start uploading images. If you go for the free version, knock yourself out :wink:

    DPR intro to the websites:
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    Sorry to hear the news. Hopefully you can find a good deal (and whomever stole your camera gets what they have coming to them).
  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    The Spanish have a phrase for this: El Sucko Baddo.

    Sorry to hear of the theft of your camera. I had not heard of the camera tracing software but it sounds promising.

    I hope that you recover your camera or get a new one soon.

    Cheers, Jock
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
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    Bill Palmer
    I use Lenstag on Android. It is really quite effective. Very sorry to hear of your loss.
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  8. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    This is proving quite fruitful thanks for the suggestions & advice

    the only downside after checking is that Fuji Superwarranty does not cover loss or theft
  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Very sorry to hear that, Roger. Hopefully the thiefs will be caught soon.
    Take care,
  10. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Sorry it went that way, ReD, it really sucks. Hopefully you get other camera quickly and continue shooting and posting.