My camera and lenses were stolen

Unfortunately, upon returning to my flat after Christmas, I discovered that my camera and a case containing my most valued lenses had been stolen.   Several of these lenses were very hard to find vintage lenses which meant a lot to me, but more importantly, the loss of the camera makes it very difficult for me to earn a living. I'm a freelance filmmaker and photographer and I rely almost entirely on the camera to work.  Foolishly, though I had business insurance for when my kit was being used on a shoot, I did not have adequate insurance to cover this burglary. In 15 years of work I've never lost or broken any equipment, and it took ten years to assemble the vintage lens collection I had, with many impossible to find in such good condition.

The items missing are:
- A Sony A7RIII, with a smallrig cage and wooden handle - serial number 13777359R

 A flight case containing lenses: 
- a Sony 85mm f1.8 Serial number 1891818
- A Schneider-Kreuznach Xenotar MF 80mm f2.8,  an extremely rare lens. Mine is distinguishable by an added focus gear with a red screw attachment marked "Shoot35". Serial number 14203834
- A Zeiss Jena Biometar 120mm f2.8
- A very rare Zeiss Jena Olympia Sonnar 180mm f2.8  dating back to 1936 Olympics.  Serial number 6373042
-  A Meyer Optik Orestegor 300mm f4  - a huge lens with 18 aperture blades mounted at the front rather than rear. Serial  number 5535013
- A Kipon Baveyes Mamiya 645 to Sony E-mount focal reducer adapter.
- Pentacon six to Mamiya 645 adapter 
- A Rode NTG-2 microphone with deadcat and XLR cables

I am struggling quite a bit financially at the moment and the total value of the loss was £7000 which I really can't afford right now, so I would appreciate any help you can offer, no matter how limited, just so I can purchase the means to do my work.  

In exchange, I can offer you a free photoshoot if you wish.  Check out some of my work at  
Alternatively I regularly run filmmaking workshops on so if you would like any advice on filmmaking, scriptwriting, or would like to attend a workshop in London,  just ask  and I will be happy to help, free of charge of course.

Thank you very much, and if there's anything else I can do to help you in the future, you can count on me.


Chris Rowe

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