Over $62K in Gear Stolen from Leica Store in the UK


In some gut-wrenching news shared by Leica Rumors this morning, a sponsor of theirs, Red Dot Cameras, has had approximately $62,000 in gear stolen from their shop overnight.

There isn’t any information on the break-in itself, but what Red Dot Cameras has shared is a list of the stolen gear, which we’re including below. As you can see, these guys got some pretty high-end stuff:


If you have any information on this gear that’s been stolen or come across someone trying to sell it online, be sure to contact Red Dot Cameras using the information provided in the header image.

(via Leica Rumors)

  • CoffeeWithChris

    $62K? I would have assumed that would be like a camera and 2 lenses :-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Lenstag to the rescue?

  • Xavier Ancarno

    let’s go browse through Ebay place some bids

  • Genkakuzai

    Wondering what they imagine those used Digi Lux’s are worth.

  • Jonathan Maniago

    Damn. I wish I had known that there were other ways of acquiring Leica equipment. I kinda regret selling my family on eBay.

  • Mike

    I also wanted to make the joke “‘Over $62K in Gear Stolen from Leica Store in the UK’ – so two cameras with lenses” – until I saw it was actually jus 4 cameras…

  • EPOC

    how does that work? i also have had camera equipment stolen

  • Rick Johnson

    Visit the lenstag website, register, then register photos and serial numbers of your equipment. If the serial number matches online in common ads or other methods (i.e. maybe EXIF data?), they help track down the stolen equipment.

    If you’ve already lost equipment, it may be a tad bit late, but never hurts if you have photos of the equipment with serial numbers.

  • Jokemeister

    No mention of a reward….maybe a used camera or something.

  • ohdear

    So, there is this thing called a search engine. Yahoo, Bing and Google are the more popular ones. You enter the word “lenstag” in the search box and click enter. Voila!

  • Richard Ford

    Dick head.

  • patricia666

    my Aunty Amelia got a new blue Land Rover
    LR4 only from working part time off a home computer… helpful hints C­a­s­h­F­i­g­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Mike

    Oh no, those poor, poor Noctiluxes! Adopt a Noctilux today so they don’t have to be stolen from the pounds they are sold at :(

    Also leave a bowl of lenspens out for stray Noctiluxes in your local area.

  • Mike

    You get to touch the red dot. Reward enough for us plebs.

  • Mike

    Your family? Or did you already sell your soul for that Hasselblad XXXXar / HV?

  • J.R. Bob Dobbs

    Gut-wrenching? Seriously? I would call it a bummer if it were a photographer who actually used Leicas, unlike most people who buy them. But a camera store? Hyperbole much?

  • Marcus Manchester

    My first reaction was: “So they stole a single camera and lens, right?”

    Beyond that, I have to agree. Leicas, despite their reputed quality (I cannot attest, since I don’t have thousands of dollars to spend), are status symbols and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a working photographer using one. Rather, I see spoiled rich kids using them, making sure to show off that flashy red dot. I might care if it was stolen from a working photographer, but not this.

  • John R

    10 catalytic converters stolen from NHS Community Equipment vans last weekend 26/4/14. That will make a difference to someones quality of life, two missing Noctilux; nobody dies.

  • Jason Yuen

    1 word. “Insurance”.

  • Brad Maestas

    I can assure you plenty of working photogs use Leica. Perhaps they’re not as ubiquitous as they once were but I still see them fairly frequently on the streets of NYC. Most of my work is done with three wonderful, fully-mechanical M film bodies.