It is with much sadness that I report that my beloved Nikon D700 with AF Nikkor 28-105mm f3.5-4.5D IF Macro lens was stolen from my sister's car this afternoon.
The camera was stolen from Midland WA Australia. No further information about the exact location at this stage.
The camera's serial number was 2048720. I don't have a serial number for the 28-105mm lens but it was a later sample with a serial number beginning in '5'. The lens was fitted with a Nikon L37c filter.
The lens was mounted onto the camera and the camera was stowed in a small dark carrying case. There was a genuine EN-EL3e battery inside the camera as well as a Kingston 16GB 266x CF card with a green label.
The camera has a distinguishing round mark left under the LCD by a tripod quick-release attachment. There was also superficial wear to the right hand grip typical with normal use.
If anybody sees this gear for sale anywhere, please let me know ASAP. WAPOL will be contacted as soon as possible.
If there were no dirtbags I would not have gainful employment. Watch E-bay and check your local pawnshops. I am in the US and would enter the item and the serial number in NCIC. (National Crime Information Computer.) I am not familiar with what is available down under. I am sorry for your regrettable loss.
As Iceman said above, you may wish to explore a way of getting the stolen serial number into NCIC, here in the US. Once you have a police report from your local agency in Australia, if you have any family of friends here, you might send a copy of the police report to them, and ask them to visit their local police department and ask if an "information only" report can be taken, allowing the addition of the serial number into NCIC here in the US. Alternatively, you can ask your local agency if they have any methodology for sharing the stolen serial number with law enforcement in the US.
Best of luck.........
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I'm too sorry to hear about your loss. I know what that equipment cost. I pray that you had it insure under your home insurance. Maybe they can help you get some more. Better yet, I pray that it comes back home to you.
Sorry to hear of this- I can relate having lost cameras to thieves myself. Be consoled that they will forever have bad Karma and all exposures will be off and fuzzy. I think as Nikonians we could appeal that we have a central file- where we can log such known serial numbers and then at least an honest Nikonian- looking to buy a camera in the future- can look to see it it was ever stolen from our community..... At least they could have the option of passing by that camera.... Just a thought- Bo....Maybe it would be hard to maintain-