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Stolen gear... vintage Nikon & Canon, Central California
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Jan 7, 2019 20:10:26   #
amfoto1 (a regular here)
 
Hi folks,

I apologize for the intrusion, but I recently had my locked garage broken into and a bunch of stuff stolen.... mostly stuff like a chainsaw, an axe, gas powered trimmer, various garden hand tools, carpentry tools incl. circular saw, reciprocating saw, and some spare car parts.

Unfortunately I also had a bin full of some vintage camera gear temporarily stowed in there.

The theft has been reported and I've been watching Craigslist and eBay, however I'm posting a gear list here in hope that someone might spot some of the camera gear if/when it comes up for sale. Where I have record of them, partial serial #s are included to help with any identification.:

Canon FTb QL silver/black SLR.... xx6116

Canon F1n black body SLR.... xx7706
with Canon Power Winder F

Canon New F1 black body SLR... xx7865
with AE Finder
with Motor Drive FN
with Battery Pack FN

Canon 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C. lens (FL)... xx9100

Canon 200mm f/2.8 (FD new)... xx7330

Canon 50-150mm f/4 (FD new)... x7114

Nikon F2 Photomic black SLR... xxx8324
with DP-2 AE Finder black... xx9429
with AS-1 Flash Adapter
with Nikon MD-3 Motor Drive
with Nikon MD-2 Battery Pack

Nikon F2S silver/black SLR... xxx1988
with Nikon DA-1 Sports Finder silver
with Nikon MD-2 Motor Drive
with Nikon MB-1 Battery Pack

Nikkormat EL black SLR.... xxx5656

Nikomat EL silver/black SLR... xxx5966

Nikon FG silver/black SLR... xxx2101
in lower half of black everready case

Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 lens... xx5927
with HR-1 lens hood

Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5... xx5940
with PK-13 Extension Ring

Nikkor 105mm f/2.5... xx1255
with HS-8 lens hood

Nikkor 43-86mm zoom lens... ??
(new, in original box)

I think there may have been a Nikkor 28mm f/2.8E (xx4972) on the Nikon FG camera listed above, too.

There also were a number of small parts such as filters, extra front and rear lens caps, batteries and battery adapters, and more... all in a translucent plastic "bin" with a blue lid.

The theft occurred in a rural property in the foothills East of Fresno and happened around Thanksgiving or the weeks prior. I was away from the property for a period of time.

Please send me a PM if you notice any of these items for sale anywhere.

Thanks in advance!

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Jan 7, 2019 20:18:28   #
Peterff
 
Good luck with finding and recovering them. That sucks.

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Jan 7, 2019 20:46:57   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Major bummer!

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Jan 7, 2019 21:52:49   #
Black Elk Peak
 
Tough. Hope you are able to recover the gear.

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Jan 7, 2019 22:03:29   #
TriX (a regular here)
 
Sorry to hear that. There is a special place in hell for thieves - I hope your gear is recovered and the culprits are convicted and jailed.

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Jan 8, 2019 06:12:20   #
royden
 
Sorry to hear this bad news. Hoping that your gear is recovered. Did you post on any other forum?

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Jan 8, 2019 06:47:00   #
berchman (a regular here)
 
Largobob wrote:
Have you checked the Pawn Shops? Just a guess, but this may be additional support for building a border wall and eliminating sanctuary cities???


It may be additional support for not leaving valuables in a rural property that one will be away from for a period of time.

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Jan 8, 2019 07:01:16   #
Photocraig (a regular here)
 
Alan, I'm sorry for your loss. I had my camera and lenses stolen from the parking lot behind the Mandarin Restaurant in Cupertino. 500 feet from Apple's old HQ last year.

I offer my best wishes but NO encouragement for recovery. The entire lot with great sentimental value, and real photographic potential to you, still will fetch the thief barely more than a couple of cheeseburgers.

Soldier on and continue your upbeat insightful posts, here.
Cousin, with a singular spelling,
Craig Meyer

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Jan 8, 2019 07:01:19   #
Largobob
 
berchman wrote:
It may be additional support for not leaving valuables in a rural property that one will be away from for a period of time.



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Jan 8, 2019 07:22:21   #
ronichas
 
You might also contact local camera stores, other online sites that sell gear and of course B & H.

A friend had a backpack with all his gear stolen. He contacted B&H, Adorama, Police. A few days later someone tried to sell the equipment to B&H, they called the police and the guy was arrested. My friend got all his gear back.

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Jan 8, 2019 07:44:05   #
foathog
 
Good luck finding the sons of bitches. There's nothing worse than a thief. I was robbed about 4 years ago. I found the police to be absolutely useless.

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Jan 8, 2019 08:01:57   #
dennis2146 (a regular here)
 
foathog wrote:
Good luck finding the sons of bitches. There's nothing worse than a thief. I was robbed about 4 years ago. I found the police to be absolutely useless.


If you gave the police a list of serial numbers of the stolen items they can put that information into their data base. When other officers find things in the possession of known or suspected criminals and run those numbers on the computer it should come up as stolen. But without serial numbers to identify the items what is it exactly you want the police to do for you. Seriously, not to have you look bad but, where exactly did the police fail to do their job in your case?

Dennis

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Jan 8, 2019 08:05:33   #
Chris
 
Sound like the same Canon equipment that was stolen from the trunk of my car in the state of Washington in 2000.
When I gave the police the information, they said they are probably out of state by now or at some flea market. Wasn't high on their list

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Jan 8, 2019 08:08:15   #
foathog
 
I gave all that info to them. So far, haven't heard a thing. they dusted for fingerprints and didn't find a thing. Hell my prints were all over the place and they didn't even find them. LOL




dennis2146 wrote:
If you gave the police a list of serial numbers of the stolen items they can put that information into their data base. When other officers find things in the possession of known or suspected criminals and run those numbers on the computer it should come up as stolen. But without serial numbers to identify the items what is it exactly you want the police to do for you. Seriously, not to have you look bad but, where exactly did the police fail to do their job in your case?

Dennis

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Jan 8, 2019 08:18:47   #
Kmgw9v (a regular here)
 
Largobob wrote:
Have you checked the Pawn Shops? Just a guess, but this may be additional support for building a border wall and eliminating sanctuary cities???


What?

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