Place to register stolen Serial Numbers?

ReDBaRoNReDBaRoN Posts: 1Member
edited April 2014 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Had a D90 with 18-105 & SB700 stolen from the Children's Museum in Boston yesterday 4/26. Is there any place to register the Serial numbers on popular sites , "just in case"?

I have filed a report with police and given them the SNs, but don't expect to get very far in that.
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  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    Let Nikon know. If it ever shows up for service you should get it back.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,200Member
    I have heard of no web sites for stolen equipment. Looking forward to seeing what gets posted in response to your question.
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  • MikeGunterMikeGunter Posts: 543Member
    Hi,

    There is more than one service to track stolen/missing cameras over the Internet.

    Here are a couple of articles:

    http://www.corporatetravelsafety.com/safety-tips/category/camera-security/tip/how-to-find-a-stolen-camera

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/dec/30/camera-theft-victims-website-service

    A link to a 'finding service':

    http://www.stolencamerafinder.com/

    A national registry:

    http://www.fastfelixx.us/stolen_property_database.html

    I've been robbed twice, so I do feel your pain. I've had two rather extensive collections of cameras, lenses and accessories stolen.

    My best,

    Mike
  • TomBTomB Posts: 44Member
    edited April 2014
    Remember to put your camera serial number in the EXIF information the camera tags to every image. Most folks are not savvy enough to go to the trouble of removing it and then start doing Google searches for it. Quickly find out who has your camera.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,200Member
    Remember to put your camera serial number in the EXIF information the camera tags to every image. Most folks are not savvy enough to go to the trouble of removing it and then start doing Google searches for it. Quickly find out who has your camera.
    I read this a few years after I bought my D300 and added the serial number to the EXIF info. Great tip, thanks for bringing this up to the users here.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    The serial number is already in the EXIF.
  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member
    Yes but many photo editors (including Lightroom) by default strips out the serial number field during export, so you'll have to manually configure this field for export (or use a setting that exports all metadata).
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    People who steal cameras are most likely not big post-processors, but I get your point.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    It is also worth noting that unless someone download the original file size, hence, any size smaller, the EXIF file will be limited in info, including the lack of the serial number.
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