Thieves have escaped with more than 40 limited edition SLR cameras from an Essex camera shop just eight months since the store last fell victim to burglars.

Ilford-based camera dealer David Leung was away on business when the culprits grabbed 40 limited edition Minolta Dynax 7 cameras.

Launched in 2001, the Dynax 7 ‘Limited’ cameras cost around £800 each.

The haul also included Canon power grips, conversion lenses, adapters and chargers.

‘Not many of these Minolta limited edition cameras were imported and after all these years, new and unused ones should be unusual,’ said David who was away in Hong Kong and China sourcing new camera equipment when the thieves broke in.

He added: ‘In these difficult times I can hardly afford this happening once every few months.’

It is the second blow to hit the store this year. In February more than 25 Gold Mamiya RB67 Pro-S ’50 Years Limited Edition’ cameras were stolen, among other equipment.

The latest theft took place at the end of September but details have only emerged in the past few days.

David urges anyone who is offered the rare Dynax 7 cameras to email him at

Or they can contact the Metropolitan Police on 020 8345 3436, quoting crime reference number ‘4422029/09’.


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