Does A Thief Really Care If It Says “Nikon” or “Canon”?

cover camera logos with gaffers tapeWe regularly come across a photo tip which recommends that photographers cover the logos of their camera equipment with gaffers tape, in hopes of making them less desirable to thieves.

While we understand that this might give you a little piece of mind, particularly if you are shooting in an urban environment, the truth is that if your camera has a lens the size of a small trash can or you have camera bags hanging off both shoulders, a thief will know that you have expensive stuff and you will be a target.

We’re happy to sell you a roll of gaffers tape if that helps you to sleep better, but it won’t make up for paying your insurance premium and keeping your stuff in the locked trunk of your car.


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