My gear is very important to me. I take all the necessary precautions to avoid anything happening to it. I have it insured, I keep my bags out prying eyes the best I can, and if even cover the manufactures names up.
At the same time I am not naive, something can happen. I can lose my camera, I can have it stolen. This can happen to anyone. So I like to make thing a little harder. One of the tools that I use to make harder and more likely that I will recover my gear is called Lenstag.
Lenstag is completely free, you just need to sign up for an account. There are web and mobile version and you simply enter your equipments information serial number, snap a photo of the serial number and submit. It is that easy especially on a mobile device where you can the camera attached. Now what does this get me? Easy reporting of anything lost or stolen. I can also export a report to hand my insurance agent so my most current items are on my policy. I can also transfer items to new owners when sold. The best part for someone like me is that Lenstag doesn’t discriminate. Film or Digital both are able to be entered.