I did an impromptu photoshoot of a friends car on Sunday. I know I was in a bad area, but the location was perfect for the shoot......being an old industrial area. The area would be generally described as "the hood".
Regardless. I started shooting, and was using my 'new to me' 400L f5.6. I decided to switch to my 70-200L f4 and get some closer shots too. Long story short, I stopped to take a pic of the car with my cell phone.....and put the camera (1Dmkiii with the 70-200 f4) inside my truck. My buddy and I proceeded to walk around the building to check out the other side for more photo opp's......and returned just a few minutes later. I shockingly opened my door (which I left unlocked like a moron, not thinking anything would happen).....I saw my 1D and 70-200 were gone. Also shockingly, my camera bag with about $2500 worth of glass was still there (my new 400L was in there too), and I also had a handgun inside the truck. So someone was obviously watching and waiting.....but only took the camera.
In my line of work, I personally have little sympathy for someone who leaves their doors unlocked and there is a theft. Most of those folks that I wouldn't have sympathy for, usually NEVER lock their doors. I always lock my doors, and even knowing I was in a bad area......didn't for whatever reason. And now I am paying the price.
Just wanted to vent, not looking for any sympathy. I am sure others can relate (unfortunately).