Stolen 300D, 33V, Sigma 12-24mm

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by googlegroups, Mar 19, 2005.

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    googlegroups Guest

    We got cleaned out tonight. Apart from the camera equipment the only
    other things they took were a cordless phone and an ageing Pentium 133
    laptop.

    If you come across these serials please notify rowan /\+ sensation d0t
    net d0t au immediately.

    Canon EOS 300D: 84261100 (no battery charger)
    Canon EOS 33V: 87005208
    Sigma 12-24mm: 1010858 (attached to the 300D)

    And just in case it happens to come as a package that someone is trying
    to offload, they also took a Canon 50mm f/1.8 (attached to the 33V)
    that I don't have the serial for.

    Bastards forced an aluminimum window in our nursery and were probably
    in and out within 5 minutes.
     
    googlegroups, Mar 19, 2005
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    paul the 2nd Guest

    No good ...hope you were insured.

    I got it also about 6 weeks back for the 1st time ever....what dishonourable
    little creatures they must be.
     
    paul the 2nd, Mar 19, 2005
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    Rob Guest


    AREA?
     
    Rob, Mar 19, 2005
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    googlegroups Guest

    We do have contents insurance, but it's the old story: you don't
    consider these things until its too late. I'm not sure whether all my
    camera equipment will be covered, so I might be learning the hard way
    to get it right the first time. (Our policy is a whopping 4 months old;
    I was planning to review it in the near future)

    To answer the other poster, the area is Roxburgh Park in Victoria. It's
    a new estate and currently we either have no building or no active
    neighbours on the immediate borders of our blocks. That's about to
    change though...

    The irony: the side of the fence that the thief/thieves most likely
    came over will be fully enclosed in a week (no walking from the front
    through to the back and onto another street), plus in only a couple of
    days the house sitting on it will be fully occupied. 48 hours later and
    our place might would have been passed over as too risky.
     
    googlegroups, Mar 20, 2005
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    googlegroups Guest

    Oh yeah, they also left some fingerprints. Hopefully if they're stupid
    enough to not wear gloves they'll be stupid enough to flog off the gear
    at the nearest Cash Converters (who match serial numbers with police
    records)

    For the moment I'm assuming that I'll never see my equipment again.
    Luckily the laptop didn't have any sensitive or important data on it.
     
    googlegroups, Mar 20, 2005
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    prep Guest

    From memory, the 300D will drop its serial number in the EXIF data of
    every frame. If the labs could match numbers, cameras would soon be
    very much on the `too much agro' list!

    Most states now have on-line lists for dealers, now to get D&P places
    to also check.

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    prep, Mar 21, 2005
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    paul the 2nd Guest

    Im no boffin on the subject at all but could this info be searched for on
    the net for the odd chance the filthy crim puts a shot on Pbase or similar
    ?. Maybe this would only get the person whom they sold it to but could help
    catch them.
     
    paul the 2nd, Mar 21, 2005
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    Peter Resch Guest

    Looking at the EXIF data for my Canon Rebel using the original Canon File Viewer
    utility I see my name listed under "Owner's Name". It's just above the "Camera Body
    No".
    I have no recollection of entering my name into the camera nor can I see any way to
    do this in the camera's instruction book.
    Does anyone have any clue how my name got there and what happens if I want to sell
    the camera?
    Then again, it may be referring to the owner of the image.

    Having the owners name as part of the exif data could be useful in detecting the
    perps, that's assuming that it can't be easily changed.

    Peter
     
    Peter Resch, Mar 21, 2005
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    Yep Guest

    Do yourself a favour and wait a week or so and then go to Cash
    Converters and any other hock shop in your nearby area. They can't RE
    SELL in the first 3 weeks. Chances are, you will find them because the
    crooks are too dumb to go too far to commit crime. Unless they steal
    your car as well.

    Speak to your neighbours if the Cops haven't already.
     
    Yep, Mar 22, 2005
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    googlegroups Guest

    Have a look at page W-47 of the printed software manual. I tried this
    once but I guess I didn't do it properly as my name doesn't show up
    under FVU. It does show my body's serial number as a field on each
    image. I wonder if there are any search engines that index EXIF data?

    (I have a web site that makes use of a crawler, it could be adapted to
    grab EXIF data... hmmm...)
     
    googlegroups, Mar 30, 2005
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    googlegroups Guest

    Found out today that everything is covered, it's a replacement policy.
    That means my 8 year old laptop gets replaced with a brand new one. (!)
     
    googlegroups, Mar 30, 2005
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