St. Petersburg -- NYET!!!
I was just recently in St. Petersburg, Russia, where I was robbed on the street of my 24-70 F2.8G lens by two men. I guess I should be very thankful they didn't take my D4 too! This has been devastating both in terms of being robbed and being suddenly bereft of the lens I had taken to do all my holiday photography.
Lens stats: Nikon 24-70 f2.8G ED AF-S US293020
Any suggestions on what and where to post where I can let both Nikon and other people know that this lens is stolen and to not be party to its sale of transfer?
Sorry for your loss. I understand how frustrating, angry, and emotional that can be.
The good news is that you did not have to surrender your life or get seriously hurt.
I would contact Nikon and ask for suggestions. Hopefully, they can point you to the right division or branch office to file a claim of theft.
However, the chance of recovery is going to be very low and you may not want it back if they ever do find it.
Do you have insurance on the equipment? If you do, now it the time to file a claim. If not, you may want to consider it for the future.
On the lighter side, I see Nikon Rumors has a Pimped up Nikon D4...
I would think no one would steal that.
Thought you could use a smile.
Sorry for your loss, it seems to be common these days. I had the same experience on Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg when 4 men stole my D90, along with over 500 pics. I got a police report (in Russian) and submitted it to my insurance company. After my deductible, I got a few hundred dollars. There are a couple of web sites that can track photo exif data if it is ever posted on the web, but after 2 years, I have seen nothing. Most of these criminals know not to post or send to Nikon for repair. They just steal another one as a replacement.
Now when I travel I replace my SDHC Cards daily so I won't lose photos if my equipment is stolen or otherwise damaged. I use 4 or 8 GB cards that are about $10-15 each, a small price to pay to ensure photos.
For about $20 per year I obtained full replacement coverage on my new D90, 16-85, 70-300, and 2 P&S Nikons. I would advise everyone to obtain this coverage as it is a bargain.