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Help me reunite a 24-105 with its owner!

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Feb 28, 2008 09:54 as a reply to  @ post 5011560 |  #16

Well, if somebody is able to tell you the exact match of the serial number then that's a very good start. Perhaps they would have the box, warranty card, etc. to back up the claim.

You are doing a good thing man. It's rare to find this type of honesty in this day and age.

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Feb 28, 2008 10:04 |  #17
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Its mine! It, uh, fell out of my camera bagand I was to lazy to pick it up?

ha, but really, this is a great thing your doing. There are alot of people who would keep it for themselves or sell it for personal profit.

you might want to try​forum? (external link) Its another popular forum that im on.

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Feb 28, 2008 11:18 |  #18

If the rightful owner sent in the warranty card, then CANON might be able to tell you.

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Feb 28, 2008 11:19 as a reply to  @ nicksan's post |  #19

Since nobody else has said it, turn it into the police (you did not say you are with the police) and they should contact Canon to see if it was registered and can find the owner that way.

Edit: okay, someone posted the same time as me.

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Feb 28, 2008 11:26 |  #20

There may be a problem requiring a serial number if they bought the lens used. Don't give too many details of where you found it. Unfortunately, unless it literally dropped out of or off of an owner's car, without a serial number it would be well-nigh impossible to establish "proof" of ownership, but there might be other evidence...

Anyway, good luck in finding the original owner! You can test to see if the lens is in good shape by shooting a duck!

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Feb 28, 2008 11:31 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #21

If it was my 24-105 that dropped out of or off a car, I think I would just go for the insurance money & get a new one............:rolleyes:

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Feb 28, 2008 11:45 |  #22

My guess is he is the police.

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Feb 28, 2008 11:47 |  #23

You a good person charlie brown =)

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Feb 28, 2008 11:50 |  #24

Canon sent my 50mm back to the original owner once after a cleaning. Not sure how they screwed that up.

But suffice to say, they KNOW who the lens belongs to if the warranty card was completed. If that person was local and you can contact them in a way that they surrender to you the info that indicates they lost the lens, then return it.

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Feb 28, 2008 11:50 |  #25

Photonet also has a stolen gear registry:​bor/registry/ (external link)
I dont see any 24-105's listed, but you could also post on the classifieds there. I used to read the site a lot, but not so much anymore. I'm sure they still have a lot of traffic.

This is also a good reminder to keep a list of Serial numbers for your gear. I personally keep a spreadsheet with all my gear with S/N's and some without, (brand names, models, how purchased, i.e. new, used etc.)

I once had a bunch of tools stolen from my garage. It was easy for me to generate an exact list for police records.

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Feb 28, 2008 12:00 |  #26

i saw this on FM forums, person talks about his 5D and 24-105 lens that got stolen from him....he was selling off the box and the accessories....doesnt say what state he is from though. Would be great if this was his...

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/62043​3 (external link)

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Feb 28, 2008 16:53 |  #27

We have numerous police/sheriff and retired types on the boards so perhaps you know, but if you turn it in to police then after some fixed period of time (30 to 90 days depending) and no one claims it then you can legally "adopt" it.

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Feb 28, 2008 18:04 |  #28

Looks like you will have a 24-105mm lens if no one claims it.. thats a good deal

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Feb 28, 2008 18:29 as a reply to  @ jorl's post |  #29

mike ya prob going to have a very hard time on your hands. going to be many people on your pm saying it his and going to be very hard to know for sure, even if he could produce a false purchase date. only really course of action is to give it to me lol j/k, have you got into contact with canon themself, only they could probably tell who they sold it to and even then the person who sales it might not give up the customers info to easy. so ya in a bind on it for sure. it be very slim ya going to know for sure.

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Feb 28, 2008 18:42 |  #30

Whoever produces the receipt or warranty card with the correct serial number would be the most likely owner.

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