my wheels got stolen.... E-pl1 + 45mm..

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by littleMT, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    This happened a week ago.....talk about crappy luck, the wheels swiped off of my 2008 Caliber SRT-4.


    disclaimer: cheap cell phone pic:

    cali-missingwheels-2.


    Just got the car with the new wheels and shot a couple of shots at the park,
    I often read on here, advice to turn of IBIS when using a tripod.

    I have often remarked that I fail to see a difference.

    these shots are on a tripod, IBIS on, it is always on, in fact I would have to dig thru menu's and figure out how to turn it off, as I have never turned it off, and I use a tripod an awful lot...

    the 45mm Olympus f/1.8 was used.

    calib-1.


    calib-2.
     
  2. bob madison

    bob madison Mu-43 Regular

    62
    May 23, 2012
    That is a bummer. I think those guys should be indroduced to a Pinon tree. Will your inurance cover the wheels and tires?
     
  3. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    yes, the insurance did hook me up..
     
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    That's a gut punch.

    Looks like she landed on her (new) feet. And just think: four free cinderblocks! :wink:
     
  5. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    like a pendeja I didn't think to buy wheel locks for stock wheels...


    these wheels, all 5 lug nuts are locks...
     
  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Wow, that stinks! It's hard to believe anybody bothers to steel wheels like that anymore... it's like a bad joke, leaving a car up on cinder blocks (unless of course it happens to you) :frown:

    Glad to hear the insurance covered it at least!
     
  7. pkeenan80

    pkeenan80 Mu-43 Regular

    67
    Jul 26, 2011
    thieving scum...
     
  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Sorry to hear of your misfortune, but glad the insurance came through, and glad your lug nuts are now locks. I had an old, beat up Toyota on its last legs stolen twice in Boston. First time the alternator burned out on them, and they left it in the middle of the street. Second time, though, different crooks took it to New Hampshire, where the efficient and unforgiving NH law enforcement caught up with them. Made my day
     
  9. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    517
    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Bob
    That's a real bummer, Lucille! :frown: There was an item on NBC news about a week ago about wheel theft becoming a new epidemic. So good idea to add locks to all 5 lugnuts. Real PITA if you need to change a tire I'd bet, but it might help deter the less-dedicated thieves.

    BTW, if you enable the Super Control Panel (SCP) on your E-PL2, turning off IBIS is just a couple of button-clicks. It's on the bottom-left of your SCP screen.

    EDIT: Oooops... I typed E-PL2 instead of E-PL1, but it's in the same place on either camera.
     
  10. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Jun 21, 2012
    I think the first picture is a little flat, not too much contrast, the background is too much present, it should have been blur maybe in post processing...
    Just kidding, that's sucks. I don't even know what I'm talking about.
    I thought this kind of thing only happened in Italy.
    I can't believe they were nice enough to leave it on cement blocks.
     
  11. billy_pilgrim

    billy_pilgrim Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Jul 6, 2011
    What a drag! It looks pretty nice with the new ones!

    BTW you should be able to enable/disable IBIS with the SCP. On my PL2 it's the item in the bottom lef
     
  12. kevitra

    kevitra Mu-43 Rookie

    23
    Jun 26, 2012
    I have noticed that in Chicago they also leave them on blocks. It is really nice of the thieves to care enough to not damage the body/undercarriage. :)
     
  13. Bummer. It's a good job then that my car is a piece of junk.
     
  14. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez

    I am going to have to purchase wheel locks for my 2006 Monte SS, I
    never realized stock wheels are a target...

    My GTO has stockers, my Camaro has all 5 lug wheel locks..


    shot with my Sony A65 and 35mm f/1.8

    monte-sony-1.

    monte-sony-2.
     
  15. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    >Insert explicative<
    I hope things work out in the long run for you....