Hai all, another question here.
Along with an increase of image quality from my new incoming gear, I was wondering about risks of it getting stolen. In particular because one of the lenses that I'm buying is not just an L lens, but a white one too. It stands out. It'll be my first.
Of course I know that I can get insurance for it, and I probably will. But apart from that, I like to have some practical information about camera- or lens-stealing in general, and how to prevent it.
As I see it, there are several different 'types' of theft that occur in different situations. One is theft while being threatened or forced physically, which one cannot really do much against (unless you want to put up a fight, something that a robber is likely to be more trained at, your only other option is avoiding 'dangerous' places altogether). The other is the quite conspicuous "hit and run" - simply snatching the camera off you, or cutting the band from your strap or bag and running off with it.
I think most thieves would rather strike unnoticed. Leaving your bag unattended after or while hopping around with a white lens is probably a good way to get it stolen. But apart from such obvious things... Are there any specific situations to look out for?
What are your experiences with equipment being stolen? (Sorry in advance if it happened to you, it has to suck a hellofalot...)