Posts Tagged ‘thieves’

Home Alone Meets Photography: Using Triggertraps to Catch Would-Be Christmas Present Thieves

As a means to both promote their product and get a giggle out of would-be consumers, Triggertrap put together this witty short video that highlights a few ways you can use their robust triggering system to catch would-be Christmas thieves ala Home Alone.

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Thieves Steal Nearly $2 Million in Cameras and Gear from Black Magic and Two Others

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Nearly $2 million in cameras and production equipment were stolen from three Fremont, California businesses over the weekend. Thieves broke into the offices of Black Magic Design, Mac House Productions, and Core Microsystems, grabbing pricey high-end gear and hauling it off by the boxful.
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Thieves Steal Over $150,000 in Camera Gear from Nikon in Van Heist

A security van transporting roughly £100,000 (~$156,000) in Nikon camera gear was targeted by robbers this past Saturday after the Dublin NPS Roadshow. The thieves made off with the entire truckload of equipment, including demo versions of the Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 — cameras that aren’t available yet to the general public. You can find an list of what was stolen (and their individual serial numbers) here. Camera gear thieves have been pretty active so far in 2012 — just last month someone made off with a pre-production Sigma 180mm f/2.8 lens at CES 2012 in Las Vegas.

(via Photographers.ie via The Verge)


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Thieves Stealing Camera Lenses from Around Photographers’ Necks

The next time you’re walking around with a DSLR around your neck and a stranger asks you for directions, you might want to keep a hand on your lens. Yesterday BBC’s “The Real Hustle” included a short segment in which they demonstrated how easy it is to steal a lens on the street. The con artists simply detach and pocket the camera lens of an unsuspecting photographer while pretending to ask for directions. Apparently this is a real con that thieves are using these days…

(via Pixiq)