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Title: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: replay0 on July 09, 2013, 01:32:56 PM
A bunch of thieves set this photographer up for failure. Just something to be aware of next time you're out and about with your camera and big L lens.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c85_1373364082 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c85_1373364082)
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: Haydn1971 on July 09, 2013, 01:39:12 PM
Moral is...   Travel accordingly, which is why I've a EOS-M for places I don't feel reasonably safe in and err on travelling in less safe places with my camera and lenses in a tatty rucksack rather than a posh looking camera bag
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: Rienzphotoz on July 09, 2013, 01:54:45 PM
A bunch of thieves set this photographer up for failure. Just something to be aware of next time you're out and about with your camera and big L lens.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c85_1373364082 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c85_1373364082)
Those rat ba5tards ... that article says "a friend of the guy who was mugged here says he's been there this year and that these thieves are still there, but police won't do anything about it" ... those policemen should get their a55 whipped.
These kind of things have the potential to happen even in "safe tourist" locations ... thanks for sharing, it helps to keep an eye out and be careful.
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: Click on July 09, 2013, 06:29:16 PM
...They work fast, and they are really organized.
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: Rienzphotoz on July 10, 2013, 05:03:28 PM
...They work fast, and they are really organized.
They get away only bcoz the police are paid to look the other way.
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: Click on July 10, 2013, 06:46:58 PM
...They work fast, and they are really organized.
They get away only bcoz the police are paid to look the other way.

I agree with you Rienzphotoz, let's just say that the police in that part of the word, operates differently than the one that we have here...
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: Vossie on July 12, 2013, 02:36:37 PM
Get insurance for your gear.
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: J.R. on August 09, 2013, 08:42:02 AM
this was one of the reasons I chose the Lowepro Flipside - it opens only on the side which goes against my back. So as long as I'm wearing the backpack, there is no risk that someone will be able to open it.
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: paul13walnut5 on August 09, 2013, 08:59:35 AM
this was one of the reasons I chose the Lowepro Flipside - it opens only on the side which goes against my back. So as long as I'm wearing the backpack, there is no risk that someone will be able to open it.

Except with a razor knife.
Title: Re: video of photographer getting his lens stolen
Post by: J.R. on August 09, 2013, 09:04:02 AM
this was one of the reasons I chose the Lowepro Flipside - it opens only on the side which goes against my back. So as long as I'm wearing the backpack, there is no risk that someone will be able to open it.

Except with a razor knife.

Correct ... but the flipsides do act as a safety feature in a rudimentary sort of a way though.

However, if things have gone so far that I'm confronted with someone with a razor knife, I would probably be wise to meekly hand over my gear - a bag, howsoever safe, won't make a difference.