Immaculens wrote in post #16035762
the above is, in my mind, how I would try to see it. Sometimes we get lessons in 'attachment' to 'things' and sometimes its karma. Sorry this happened to you.
I recall 20+ yrs ago my employer gave me an extra week paycheck by mistake and after quick pondering I decided to keep it. Fast forward 2 yrs and I walked into my apartment one day and my computer had been stolen equaling about the same money. When my eyes spotted the 'void of space' where my computer system had been - my immediate response was to smile and think back to the 1 wk paycheck.
All that said - I let my Camera gear insurance lapse and for $182 a yr it covers my $7,000+ from virtually anything - repairs, theft, 'missing', whatever... time to get that going...
Good prices on 7D's out there - but if you wait - the better sensor 70d with better noise will be out... just sayin...
and yes - 'call' the pawn shots around giving them a head's up as to what your gear is. report tot he police with serial #'s so if you find it in a shop - you can legally grab it.
Finally - dig up your serial # - there is a website run by a guy who got his stuff stolen and developed how you can search the net for pics taken by your camera - because its in the exif infohttp://www.stolencamerafinder.com/
Well, sobriety is kicking in...Thank God. I can do without the headache, though. Not my favorite way to spend father's day. Apparently, I didn't click the right buttons on the lens at BH. I'm thankful, for that, too. Saves me cancelling the order.
My gear is still gone. And, I just have to accept that right now.
Sorry for trashing up the thread on father's day. Happy Dad's day to all. I think I need to sit this one out.
And, just to get it out of the way... I never leave my gear in plain sight. It was in it's sling bag, behind my front seat. I'm so careful about it that it's automatic. It was definitely thieved. Sigh.