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axle01



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject: All my macro gear stolen Reply with quote

Hey guys I'm in Townsville Australia last Wednesday I woke up to find a room under our house had been broken into and a heck of a lot of camera and astronomy gear missing.

Nearly all my macro gear was taken including lenses, microscope objectives, extension tubes, 3 Raynox lenses, Nikon to Sony adapters etc etc etc.

Plus a heap of astronomy eye pieces and photography equipment.

Totally deverstated, I have accumulated this gear over many years preparing for my retirement in December last year.

Daunting prospect having to start over knowing I won't be able to replace what I've lost.

The gear that was taken will be hard to sell as most of it is specialised stuff unless he is intending to do astronomy or macro.

The part that pisses me is 2 neighbours one next door and one across the road seen a tall young bloke in dark clothes with a ponytail walking out from under my house and place boxes in his black SUV at 4.30 am and drive off and told their dogs to shut up and went back to bed.

Didn't even get a rego number.

The police said to me they were disappointed in my neighbours that they didn't do anything and this is why crime is so rife here in Townsville.

Sick and pissed.

Alan
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear, Alan. I feel your pain.

Can we watch eBay and find that thief, if he dares to sell it on eBay? Do you have/remember special identification features (serial number, special mark/dent/scratch) to know which item is yours?

Over at an audio forum, a thief stole some audio gears from a vendor but got caught on eBay. The vendor remembered his times ID features, fished out the thief and had police caught him.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How horrible. Sorry to hear. Do you have insurance to at least cover your cost?
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axle01



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I would recognise my gear in a heartbeat, I have photos of most of my gear but if it's shipped off to another state I can only rely on others watching out for me.
Below is a fair amount of gear that was stolen and every day I realise more stuff has gone.

Benro Carbon fibre tripod with RRS clamp with a Really Right Stuff ball head
G-Star Astro camera
PoleMaster astro camera
Polemaster camera mount
4 alloy cases with countless photography gear
x amount of Telescope eyepieces unsure the brands
Nagler 12mm
Nagler 3-6 zoom
Explore Scientific 30mm 2’'
Denkmeier 21mm
2 x Explore Scientific 6.7mm
2 x Explore Scientific 8.8mm
2 x Explore Scientific 11mm
2 x Explore Scientific 16mm
Televue 5 x Powermate
2x 2 x barlows
SWX Powerbase 70 battery and charger
12v Anker battery and charger
2 x 12v trickle battery chargers
18v battery and charger for Bosh battery drill
2 x Nikon 200mm F4 lenses
1 x Nikon AI-s 135mm F2 lens
5 microscope objectives various sizes
3 Raynox macro lenses
Adapters to connect microscope objectives to nikon lenses
Adapters to connect Nikon lens to Sony cameras
Extension tubes to connect Objectives to Sony and Nikon cameras.
1 Nikon WI-FI shutter release
2 Nikon cable shutter release
1 Sony WI-FI shutter release
2 Sony cable shutter release
Approx 20 18650 3.7v batteries and 2 chargers
Approx 20 AA Eneloop batteries
4 red light torches
3 x 9v LED torch converted to red light torches
3 x 9v LED torches
1 x Led Lenser T Square QC Quattro Colour Led Torch red/green/blue/white
1 x high power LED torch
3 D300 Nikon Batteries and charger
2 D3s Nikon Batteries
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axle01



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

abpho wrote:
How horrible. Sorry to hear. Do you have insurance to at least cover your cost?

Yeah I've put a claim in and waiting for the insurance company to get back to me but it won't replace the years of work setting up my gear getting it right.
There's things I won't know are missing till I go to use them.
I can't even charge my camera batteries to use my cameras that fortunately were up stairs and secured.

Alan
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feeling your pain Alan, that's sickening.
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johan



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heartbreaking - I'd be gutted
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan, my heart goes out to you. In your shoes, I'd be devastated--and any of us could find ourselves in your shoes.

Quite a few items on your list are of interest mainly to small, tight-knit communities. And I suspect that some items would be hard to sell other than on eBay. So let's be vigilant, and look for any opportunity to help you catch the thief and return your gear to you.

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5 microscope objectives various sizes

Would you mind sharing details? Microscope objectives are something that quite a few of us watch.

--Chris S.
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axle01



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris S. wrote:


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5 microscope objectives various sizes

Would you mind sharing details? Microscope objectives are something that quite a few of us watch.

--Chris S.

Thanks Chris I remember one was a Nikon 10x something??? Also one was a 20x ????
Which is of no help sorry
If I could go back through my eBay history at least 3 years I would be able to tell.

Alan
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alan, I've had a break from macro so I've just seen this. Sorry to hear about your gear and hope you find the thief.

I live close to Townsville and you are welcome to borrow some of my gear if it would help you (PM sent).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad
I can understand, I have been stolen a few weeks ago. Less macro things than you, some hitech stuff that i don't care but also memories, family jewelry that can't be replaced.
I Hope you managed to rebuild your setup.
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