Stolen FujiFilm XT-2 + Lenses (Rotterdam, Netherlands) PLEASE HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Reciprocity Images, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Reciprocity Images

    Reciprocity Images New to FujiXspot

    Sep 16, 2016
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    Hi fellow Fuji shooters…

    Yesterday morning (September 15) my camera bag with my entire kit was stolen from the Grote Markt outside of the Markthal in Rotterdam. My brand new Fujifilm X-T2 and five Fujinon XF lenses, Lee filters, etc were inside of a LowPro Event Messenger bag. All of my gear gone in a flash, not to mention all of the photos on my SD cards from four long days of work! I am devastated and heartbroken!

    I am really crushed and do not know what I can do. I know it is really a long shot, but I have to write anyway. I am simply trying to get the word out to as many people as possible. If you could possibly keep an eye out in case you see or hear about anything, and pass along word to anyone else you can think of, especially anyone in the Netherlands/Rotterdam, other Fuji X shooters, camera clubs, keep an eye on classified listings for anything suspicious… I would be very grateful for any small help you might be able to offer.

    In case you might see anyone trying to sell an unboxed Fuji X-T2 or Fuji lenses near Rotterdam in the next days or weeks. I want to ask you to please try and get any information that is possible and either contact me or else the Rotterdam Police directly. I have the serial numbers available for all items, and can describe exactly what was inside of the bag. Very generous reward and no questions asked if returned to me…

    Met vriendelijke groet,

    Jason Langley
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  2. rayvonn

    rayvonn FujiXspot Regular

    Jan 6, 2016
    Truly sorry to hear that. A reminder to all of us to insure our gear.
  3. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Oh man, that is a terrible thing. Sorry to hear it.
  4. bluzcity

    bluzcity FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Gosh I am so sorry. What a tragedy.
  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Yeah, that's awful. It's only stuff, and yet I know I would be beyond crushed if it happened to me.
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  6. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Wow, truely devastating loss - a lot of financial investment and enjoyment gone. I just hope that in some way you can be reunited.
  7. Reciprocity Images

    Reciprocity Images New to FujiXspot

    Sep 16, 2016
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    Thank you everyone... no luck yet.

    In case it's important, here is the partial gear list in case anyone notices any of it popping up online or in a far away land somewhere in the distant future: =(

    Fujifilm XT-2 Camera - Serial Number 63M58032
    Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR - Serial Number 55A06241
    Fujinon XF23mm F1.4 R - Serial Number 38A08305
    Fujinon XF14mm F2.8 R - Serial Number 31A14317
    Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R - Serial Number 22A47047
    XF 1.4x TC WR Teleconverter - Serial Number 58A03628

    Also, let is serve as a warning for others to never get too comfortable/let your guard down for a second! I am a very seasoned traveler, generally very aware, been all over the world to some rough places and never lost a single piece of gear before... But being close to 'home' I wasn't paying enough attention as I should have... and it really does only take a second.
  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I know it's too late now - and I feel for your loss - but it might be worth mentioning I have all my gear registered with them. It doesn't protect, but it provides a degree of assurance that you might see it again.
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  9. Reciprocity Images

    Reciprocity Images New to FujiXspot

    Sep 16, 2016
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    Yes, have just heard about this from another forum. Will certainly be sure to register there in the future just in case...
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  10. Amberglass

    Amberglass FujiXspot Regular

    Aug 22, 2016
    Massachusetts, USA
    Sorry for your loss. If you purchased your gear via a credit card; does the card offer coverage for lost or stolen items?
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  11. mesmerized

    mesmerized FujiXspot Regular

    Mar 26, 2014
    Gosh... All that comes to my mind now is a bunch of curses... Sorry for your loss...