Photographer has $17,000 Worth of Gear Stolen, Including New Sony a7S III

One of the nightmares every photographer is to have their camera bag stolen while out on a shoot. Well, that’s happened to one YouTuber, and the bag had some rather expensive items.

When it comes to being protective over my camera bag, I’m usually extra vigilant. Opportunists and thieves will likely be aware that the contents of a photographer’s camera bag are higher in value than any other bag they could lift, and so whenever I’m in a public place, I will rarely be apart from it. However, it’s not always possible to do that — like if you’re shooting a YouTube video — and sometimes you may think you’re safe when you aren’t.

In this video, Chris Hau goes through the story of how his brand new Sony a7S III, a smattering of Sony G Master lenses, and lots of accessories were stolen from him. It’s a tale that will make you grimace, but I’m sharing it for three reasons. Firstly, it’s a good reminder that you need to always be on guard with your camera bag; it can be stolen very quickly and almost anywhere. Secondly, I want to share the serial numbers of Hau’s gear so that our community can keep a lookout for it, and maybe provide some justice. You can view the gear list and the serial numbers by clicking here. Finally, I want to use this opportunity to remind you that if you can’t afford to replace something, you need to have it insured! Hau shares some great tips on that, too.


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