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Oct 16, 2013 09:59:51   #
winterrose
 
Last night my friends' apartment was broken into. The place was systematically ransacked.

Among items taken were Sharon's laptop, jewellery and an amount of cash, a flat screen TV and DVD player.

John's coin collection and two small paintings were taken and although his comprehensive Canon camera gear had been shaken out of the bag, to his relief nothing at all was missing.

Jim though, was devastated that his aging and battered Nikon D40 with kit lens was gone along with the dog eared instruction booklet.

Police said it was clearly the work of professionals.

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Oct 16, 2013 10:52:52   #
rpavich
 
winterrose wrote:
Last night my friends' apartment was broken into. The place was systematically ransacked.

Among items taken were Sharon's laptop, jewellery and an amount of cash, a flat screen TV and DVD player.

John's coin collection and two small paintings were taken and although his comprehensive Canon camera gear had been shaken out of the bag, to his relief nothing at all was missing.

Jim though, was devastated that his aging and battered Nikon D40 with kit lens was gone along with the dog eared instruction booklet.

Police said it was clearly the work of professionals.
Last night my friends' apartment was broken into. ... (show quote)


Is there something I'm missing about this?

How am I supposed to react?

I live in an area where mostly people don't steal from each other...a pretty small town.

I guess I'm sort of stumped on why you posted this.

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Oct 16, 2013 11:02:59   #
joer (a regular here)
 
rpavich wrote:
Is there something I'm missing about this?

How am I supposed to react?

I live in an area where mostly people don't steal from each other...a pretty small town.

I guess I'm sort of stumped on why you posted this.


His point is that the thieves preferred Nikon over Canon.

The police should be looking for a Nikon fanboy. LOL.

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Oct 16, 2013 11:05:51   #
rpavich
 
joer wrote:
His point is that the thieves preferred Nikon over Canon.

The police should be looking for a Nikon fanboy. LOL.


Oh...got it...they didn't take Canon..only an old Nikon..lol Very good.

Sorry for not getting it!

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Oct 16, 2013 12:23:05   #
Db7423
 
winterrose wrote:
Last night my friends' apartment was broken into. The place was systematically ransacked.

Among items taken were Sharon's laptop, jewellery and an amount of cash, a flat screen TV and DVD player.

John's coin collection and two small paintings were taken and although his comprehensive Canon camera gear had been shaken out of the bag, to his relief nothing at all was missing.

Jim though, was devastated that his aging and battered Nikon D40 with kit lens was gone along with the dog eared instruction booklet.

Police said it was clearly the work of professionals.
Last night my friends' apartment was broken into. ... (show quote)


LOL. Now that the cat is out of the bag let the rioting begin!

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Oct 16, 2013 12:50:15   #
R Dubs
 
Glad I bought a canon.

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Oct 16, 2013 13:27:21   #
lightchime
 
winterrose wrote:
Last night my friends' apartment was broken into. The place was systematically ransacked.

Among items taken were Sharon's laptop, jewellery and an amount of cash, a flat screen TV and DVD player.

John's coin collection and two small paintings were taken and although his comprehensive Canon camera gear had been shaken out of the bag, to his relief nothing at all was missing.

Jim though, was devastated that his aging and battered Nikon D40 with kit lens was gone along with the dog eared instruction booklet.



Police said it was clearly the work of professionals.
Last night my friends' apartment was broken into. ... (show quote)




Professional thieves, or professional photographers? Some here may say that there is no difference. After the recent discussion of "Faustographer", this appears to be a valid thought.

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Oct 16, 2013 13:37:56   #
jrb1213
 
Let them come to my place. I would love to submit a claim on my Fe-2

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Oct 16, 2013 13:51:24   #
SharpShooter
 
joer wrote:
His point is that the thieves preferred Nikon over Canon.

The police should be looking for a Nikon fanboy. LOL.


Yes, the thief needed it to finish the lamp he's been working on!!
SS

Edit: and the cops should be looking for someone between 60 and 70 years old!

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Oct 16, 2013 15:08:05   #
rook2c4
 
They take the DVD player but leave the extensive Canon camera gear behind? That doesn't sound like professional thieves to me. A true pro knows that a second hand DVD player has far less resale value than a camera with lenses.

Or perhaps for some reason they panicked and took off without completing the job.

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Oct 16, 2013 15:39:34   #
Annie_Girl
 
rook2c4 wrote:
They take the DVD player but leave the extensive Canon camera gear behind? That doesn't sound like professional thieves to me. A true pro knows that a second hand DVD player has far less resale value than a camera with lenses.

Or perhaps for some reason they panicked and took off without completing the job.


or they realized that a canon owners would have registered the camera and equipment's serial numbers with the manufacturers as well as already uploaded the camera information to sites like http://www.stolencamerafinder.com/ and trying to resell this equipment would only have lead to their speedy arrest.

Canon people tend to be on the ball and know the value of their equipment, thus they take steps to foil would be thieves before they make a play for their belongings. Nikon owners tend to wait for thieves so they can use the insurance money to purchase replacement CANON equipment. :)

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Oct 16, 2013 15:39:45   #
joer (a regular here)
 
SharpShooter wrote:
Yes, the thief needed it to finish the lamp he's been working on!!
SS

Edit: and the cops should be looking for someone between 60 and 70 years old!


LOL. Actually, it must have been professional photographers who knew the value of camera equipment.

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Oct 16, 2013 18:40:59   #
rook2c4
 
Annie_Girl wrote:
or they realized that a canon owners would have registered the camera and equipment's serial numbers with the manufacturers as well as already uploaded the camera information to sites like http://www.stolencamerafinder.com/ and trying to resell this equipment would only have lead to their speedy arrest.

Canon people tend to be on the ball and know the value of their equipment, thus they take steps to foil would be thieves before they make a play for their belongings. Nikon owners tend to wait for thieves so they can use the insurance money to purchase replacement CANON equipment. :)
or they realized that a canon owners would have re... (show quote)


Real professional thieves know quite well where to dump their booty that have a "no questions asked" policy. And I don't think all that many buyers on Ebay, Amazon, etc. actually go through the trouble to research the items they purchased to discover if any of them are listed as stolen.

As for Canon owners being significantly more aware of the value of their equipment than Nikon owners... well, I have my doubts!

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Oct 16, 2013 20:41:43   #
Samuraiz
 
Does anyone else think that W/R is just pulling our collective legs.....again?

Yeesh, leave a whole kit of brand new canon gear and take an aged Nikon....

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Oct 16, 2013 20:46:51   #
Annie_Girl
 
Samuraiz wrote:
Does anyone else think that W/R is just pulling our collective legs.....again?

Yeesh, leave a whole kit of brand new canon gear and take an aged Nikon....


yep which is why I posted a tongue and cheek reply... seems some people don't have a funny bone.

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