Nikon EM and 45mm f/2.8 Ai-P stolen :-(

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Paul Furman, Mar 10, 2010.

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    Paul Furman Guest

    Stupid idea to leave it in the glove box. Hadn't got a break-in for 5
    years since moving to this neighborhood, so thought I was safe. I
    probably left the door unlocked. Unfortunately I didn't write down the
    serial number. Probably no hope of recovery but what the heck, thought
    I'd mention it here in case someone runs across it for sale. The camera
    has a faulty spring on the aperture relay tab, there's some blue tape on
    the bottom near tripod mount to hold it to the lens. Black lens, not
    silver. Does not have the NC filter and has a small pointy scratch to
    the metal somewhere near the base. It had black gaffer's tape over the
    lens cap name. Lost in San Francisco.
    It was an import from B&H or Adorama from around 2006 for about $350 I
    think, which is what one sold for recently on ebay, though someone else
    is *asking* $700 for one at the moment <g>. I guess I now have an excuse
    to get a Voigtlander 40mm f/2 Aspherical SL II Ultron :)
    Paul Furman, Mar 10, 2010
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    Paul Furman Guest

    This was my second EM, both cheap, both slightly broken, the first I
    gave to a kid & his dad lost it? I'm pissed about that one with the
    50/1.8 E, that was almost a pancake. I think It's a curse <g>.

    I don't have comprehensive on the 24 year old car, I spend the savings
    on lenses <g> and yes people could have seen me loading tripods & stuff.
    I'm used to having the car broken into, it was even stolen twice. I
    never leave anything really substantial in the car. I won't bother
    reporting it. It is likely I left the door unlocked that day.

    Thanks for everyone's condolences.

    How about that 40/2 Ultron though? mmmm...
    Paul Furman, Mar 11, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    This is a good occasion to remind people to ...
    1) Record serial numbers of everthing (a digital camera makes this
    much easier - just take pictures of your stuff and of the serial
    2) Make a backup of the image files and put it in a safe place

    By the way, serial numbers are often printed on the box the camera
    came in. If you have the box see if it has the serial number on it.
    Ray Fischer, Mar 11, 2010
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Nope. I did have a lock box built into the back of the van though, for
    camping. Almost lost my laptop once.

    Probably will sell it for $50.
    Paul Furman, Mar 11, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    I know the feeling. I have some negatives and slides that I'm sure would be
    marketable - if I could only find them. It's my downfall; I'm too
    disorganized. Perhaps making a document containing all the serial numbers
    and storing it on your computer and with your backups would help.
    Tim Conway, Mar 11, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    You don't need to create a document. Just take pictures of your
    stuff. Take a picture of the item and then a picture of the serial
    number. Put the photos on your computer, make a backup. Copy the
    photos onto a CD and throw it in a safe or safe deposit box or in a
    drawer at work.

    What's important is recording the information and making sure it's
    accessible. Organizaing can wait until (if) you need it.
    Ray Fischer, Mar 11, 2010
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Shoot a picture of every item, showing the serial number, and then get a
    Flickr account and put it up in the private area.
    J. Clarke, Mar 11, 2010
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