Yes my beloved 3 month old Nikon D70s is gone..gone I tell you.
It was supposed to be a good weekend, good plans, good company, good food..
I’d just done my research, asked around, saved up and bought a new SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 lens too on Saturday afternoon, I was excited to go home and try it out.
It all went wrong on Saturday night after having dinner in Section 17, we stopped by SS2 to buy some DVD’s near Murni Mamak, I forgot to take my camera down as it was brightly lit and there were lots of people around..
Unfortunately that made no difference at all the whole of my car window was ripped out and discarded underneath my car.
I didn’t even notice at first until I saw glass on the ground..and saw the whole window under the car, I was in absolute shock for quite some time.
I made a police report after that and a statement to the seargant..I’ll pass them a copy of the receipt and serial numbers tommorow.
It’s heartbreaking really, I was just getting to grips with the camera, and I really loved it, everything about it..it’s one of the nicest things I’ve ever owned…and one of the most expensive, I think it’s more expensive than everything I own apart from my car.
And tommorow I’ll have to replace the window for that too..
I’ve just taped it up for the moment with some plastic bags and masking tape I could get from 7-11.
What breaks my heart is I know it’ll be sold to someone who doesn’t know anything about cameras, doesn’t appreciate and doesn’t know how to use it for a few hundred bucks..
It’ll probably be used on full auto till the battery goes flat then discarded.
If you do see a D70s body with AF-S 18-70mm Nikkor f/3.5-4.5G ED DX kit lens for sale do check the serials for me. It was in a small black and green camera bag.
Lens S/N: 3308292
Body S/N: 6069239
It’s in mint condition of course and contained a Kingston 2GB CF card and has a Manfrotto quick release tripod plate on the bottom.
I doubt those would still be attached but you never know.
Just a warning to everyone to NEVER leave anything in your car, even for a few seconds as that’s all it takes for it to be gone, about RM4000 flew out my window in a few seconds on Saturday night in SS2.
We all must learn a lesson from this, I’ve learnt the hardest one.
My phone has also stopped working, the screen has gone completely white…I think the heat and humidity and temperature differences in Dubai really screwed it up. Really not a good week for me at all.
Slowly money comes, then quickly it all goes.
So well…no new pics for a while, will post up some I haven’t processed yet, still quite a few from my UK trip to come.
Urgh now comes the choice of D80 or D200 aswell…zz, someone win the lottery and donate half to me please! I’m considered D200 body and buying a second hand 18-70mm DX lens (~RM6100) then saving for an 18-200mm VR (~RM2800)! Or just getting a D80 with 18-200mm VR (~RM6400), choices choices.
The D70s already set me back a hefty RM3500 and the memory card inside was RM330 plus the cost of replacing my window.
I’ve heard of quite a lot of bad things in SS2 lately and still remember the shock when Suanie got burgaled…*sigh* things are getting bad.