STOLEN: Larrivee electric guitar and Hanimex telephoto zoom lens

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Sylvain Robitaille, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. The following items were stolen on Wednesday December 10, 2003, from my
    house in Pierrefonds, Québec. If anyone notices any of these items being
    sold, I would appreciate if you would take a moment to contact me by
    email.

    1 Larrivée "Voodoo" electric guitar (small arrow-head shape):
    Red, neck-thru-body, single humbucker in the bridge position;
    Kahler style bridge; Red leather guitar strap.
    Please see http://www.therockgarden.ca/stolen.html for an admittedly
    not great photo.

    1 Hanimex 80 mm - 200 mm telephoto/macro zoom lens; f/4 - f/22; focal
    length of 5 to 50 feet; Pentax mount.

    1 Lambskin rug; Rambouillet (brown)

    I appreciate any help folks will give to keep an eye out for these
    items.

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    Sylvain Robitaille

    Systems analyst Concordia University
    Instructional & Information Technology Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    Sylvain Robitaille, Dec 17, 2003
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  2. If you have the serial numbers for these items, you should list them. In any
    case, everyone who owns things of value should keep the serial numbers in a
    safe place so they can be listed in the police report, and they will have
    proof of ownership should the items be recovered....
     
    William Graham, Dec 18, 2003
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  3. Sylvain Robitaille

    Lionel Guest

    Are you really sure you want the Hanimex lens back? If I owned one, I'd
    leave it outside my front door in the /hope/ that it would be stolen. ;)
     
    Lionel, Dec 18, 2003
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  4. There's some web site that lets you list serial numbers and descriptions
    of stolen high-value stuff. I don't know whether it's been a help to
    anyone . . .
     
    John Rethorst, Dec 18, 2003
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    Railfan Guest

    I doubt if a Hanimex lens would be considered "high value". I had
    several about 40 years ago when I first started in photography. If I
    recall they are a house brand of an Australian firm. I haven't heard of
    them for a long time, don't know if they have more modern stuff. Not
    something I'd be interested in!

    BB on Canada
     
    Railfan, Dec 18, 2003
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    Nick James Guest

    Sylvain Robitaille wrote:

    That is a long telephoto !!!

    ;)
     
    Nick James, Dec 18, 2003
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  7. There are apparently more than a few, and I do intend to list my stolen
    items on at least one or two appropriate ones, though I don't appear to
    have ever recorded the serial numbers. :-(
    (lesson learned: I also intend to create an itemized inventory of the
    contents of my house, but that will take a while to complete...)

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    Sylvain Robitaille

    Systems analyst Concordia University
    Instructional & Information Technology Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    Sylvain Robitaille, Dec 19, 2003
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  8. (grin!)

    Ok, if I had to choose among my lenses and pick one to have stolen, I
    admit the Hanimex might have had to be the first choice.

    Had the thief looked in a different cupboard, he would likely have found
    some much better quality, faster Canon lenses (and an EOS650), (and even
    these are "consumer grade" though I've taken some very nice photos with
    them), but I would have been *very* upset to find those taken.
    I wouldn't have known that ...
    Not that I'm aware of, but I wouldn't claim to be an expert, by a long
    shot. I've seen a fair number of their products on Ebay, but that
    doesn't really say very much (other than they did sell some product in
    North America).
    Well, I don't expect the thief will get very much for it, but I frankly
    would prefer to have it back than to try and replace it (the camera it
    goes with isn't all that spectacular either, but works well, and takes the
    photos I put in the viewfinder, for all the good and bad that results
    in).

    For what it's worth, the guitar that was taken isn't the most valuable
    among my guitars either, but it probably stood out as a particularly
    unusual guitar, with a shape that might appeal to a young male thief.

    It's in quite original condition, for what that's worth, but that also
    means it balances rather poorly, and the nut is quite worn, causing a
    very noticeable buzz on the open G string. I had intended to do some
    work on it to improve the balance, replace the nut, polish the frets,
    etc. generally to make play as well as it should.

    That's going to be a real pain to try and replace as well, since they're
    rather uncommon... :-(

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    Sylvain Robitaille

    Systems analyst Concordia University
    Instructional & Information Technology Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    Sylvain Robitaille, Dec 19, 2003
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