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YES! Sometimes "miracles" DO happen! I have renewed my faith in humanity..

 
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Dec 08, 2011 08:23 |  #1

OMG it is unbelievable!! Some of you might remember that something like a month ago, I lost my camera (7D) on London.
Three days ago they called me from Lost Property Office of London asking me whether I had lost something during my visit there.
I couldn't believe my ears!! Immediately I gave them a detailed description of my lost 7D and 17-55 2.8 IS and they understood that I was the legal owner of the lost property found.
What "saved" me said the operator was that I had put my name along with my username on the 7D, and with a small research on Google he found me!! It was not my filed report on LPO which had been finished a long time ago! Needless to say I thanked him a thousand times, for his efforts!
Today I just received the package from London in perfect condition and you can imagine my happiness
Now I won't have to feel guilty for losing so many advantages when I invested on 5DMkII after I thought that my beloved 7D was lost forever.
I feel like I have everything I need right now.. I just had to share my happiness with you guys, hope it's ok with you..


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Dec 08, 2011 08:27 |  #2

Wow, what a Christmas present. :)


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Dec 08, 2011 08:28 |  #3

Is this the one that was left in the London cab? Did they indicate if it was the "cabbie" who found it?

What a great story - hope the memory card still had your photos, too!


By the way - how did you attach your name, etc. to the camera? Good advice for the rest of us.




  
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Dec 08, 2011 08:37 |  #4

Wow. Spendid news! I have to start labeling my gear too. Its not uncommon in Japan to have stuff returned to you.


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Dec 08, 2011 08:41 |  #5

Simply WOW!


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Dec 08, 2011 08:45 |  #6

Congrats! That is quite a miracle indeed.

Roxie2401 wrote in post #13512921 (external link)
By the way - how did you attach your name, etc. to the camera? Good advice for the rest of us.

Curious about that myself.


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Is not miracles. You have good people and police officers in London. You have people know how to do the right things. If this happens in America?? Good luck..:)


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Dec 08, 2011 09:03 as a reply to  @ TooManyShots's post |  #8

Simply amazing. There's to show that there's still good people in the world. You're lucky.


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Dec 08, 2011 09:20 |  #9

Great story :) :)

You can enter your name in the Copyright fields in the menu (did the same). The name then appears in the metadata of your photos, but obviously it has other advantages as well :)

Enjoy the 7D (again)!!!


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Dec 08, 2011 09:21 |  #10

Wow that's amazing, you get to enjoy it all over again :p


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Dec 08, 2011 09:27 |  #11

I also take a picture of my name and contact info and lock it so that it can't be (as easily) deleted. That way my contact information is always available on all of my cameras.


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Dec 08, 2011 10:18 |  #12

botw wrote in post #13513160 (external link)
I also take a picture of my name and contact info and lock it so that it can't be (as easily) deleted. That way my contact information is always available on all of my cameras.

Doesn't this go away when the card is formatted?

But to the OP, good stuff. I do remember your story and it sucked. Glad you got your stuff back!


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Dec 08, 2011 10:20 |  #13

^ Smart.

Only in America would someone say "finders keepers" amazing how polite people are in other countries. Congrats on your 7D return


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TooManyShots wrote in post #13513000 (external link)
Is not miracles. You have good people and police officers in London. You have people know how to do the right things. If this happens in America?? Good luck..:)

That is true.. Still we are talking about an item left at the back of a black cab, so anyone could have taken advantage of that without the driver noticing anything. I still don't know if it was the driver that left it at LPO or another customer.

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Great story :) :)

You can enter your name in the Copyright fields in the menu (did the same). The name then appears in the metadata of your photos, but obviously it has other advantages as well :)

Enjoy the 7D (again)!!!

And that is what I did! I'd never believe if i hadnt found out myself how helpful is for your data to be stored inside the camera!!


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Dec 08, 2011 10:37 |  #15

JaapW wrote in post #13513127 (external link)
You can enter your name in the Copyright fields in the menu (did the same). The name then appears in the metadata of your photos, but obviously it has other advantages as well :)

I have done that right after I got my cam. I thought there was something else the OP might have done.


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