The worst camera gear thefts I've endured were A: a Walker Titan 4x5 (the triple-extension model), B: my Olympus E-1 digital camera and my MacBook laptop, iPod and some other odds and ends (they ignored the $5K worth of Hasselblad gear sitting out), and C: a knife I used as a prop for a number of my Tarot Card series shots that I bought from a custom knife-maker at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, along with several 8x10 trophy aluminum wet-plate images I made. The subject of the plates was the thief. Other than that, the worst theft was a car (my absolutely beloved 1991 red Volkswagen GTI 16v).