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Stolen Lens - Welwyn Garden city

Stolen Lens - Welwyn Garden city - Have you been offered camera lenses by a suspicious source? If so, wed like to hear from you.

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Stolen Lens  - Welwyn Garden city
Press release:
Forty five lenses were stolen during a burglary at an industrial premises in Little Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, at the end of February.

The lenses are different sizes and specifications and would have been marked Sigma:
  • 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, a high performance medium telephoto macro lens optimized for digital cameras
  • 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG, a super wide-angle zoom lens with a large aperture. Designed to suit the special characteristics of digital cameras.
  • 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro, a large aperture zoom lens designed specially for use with digital SLR cameras and includes a minimum focusing distance of 20cm.
  • 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro, a telephoto zoom lenses with telemacro function and optimised for digital SLR cameras.
The company concerned has issued a photo of the missing lenses and police would like to know if you have seen them being offered for sale in any unorthodox manner.

If you can help, please call 0845 33 00 222 and quote reference B1/07/925. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously with the same reference on 0800 555 111.

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pentaxpete e2
9 560 1 England
19 Mar 2007 12:28PM
If they were offered 'off the back of a lorry' wouldn't they be DAMAGED ?!!!

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19 Mar 2007 12:49PM
Tell the truth now -
If they were off the back of a lorry, would you tell your mates before telling the police? Perhaps a day or two later? (;0)
admiles e2
8 241 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 1:35PM
Should be fun if you did "aquire" one at some back street pub and then tried to register it with Sigma! Do you think they'd honour the warrenty?
MeanGreeny e2
9 3.7k England
19 Mar 2007 4:47PM
I wonder if they'd consider stealing to order ?
Goatsmilkuk 10 783
19 Mar 2007 5:21PM
They will no doubt in a second hand shop or listed on Ebay
NeilS e2
7 950 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 6:22PM
Guess who lives in Little Mundells.......

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User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
19 Mar 2007 6:48PM

20 Mar 2007 1:08AM
They dont mention what mount they are in, as i am sure a few will be appearing on ebay soon, if we knew the serial numbers and the mount, then we could keep an eye out for them.
20 Mar 2007 1:11AM
Also, thats where sigma service centre lives too, so if you currently have a lens away for repair i would start to panic. Esp if yours takes a long time in repair, these people need to be caught and if they can be got via ebay then all the better, as there have never been enough if any checks on the to verify where the kit you buy comes from.
20 Mar 2007 6:34AM
Chances of them being caught...slim
Chances of the kit being found.....not a chance!
10 1.3k England
20 Mar 2007 6:35AM
I view ebay as suspiciously as I would Arthur Daley.
IanA e2
11 3.0k 12 England
20 Mar 2007 5:30PM
There is a list of the seriel numbers here .
sk8mk e2
8 223 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2007 5:31PM
lol, so insted of anyone helping we are all looking for ebay bargins!

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