Protect your camera gear and images for free now with Lenstag

Join tens of thousands of photographers around the world in the fight against theft.

Register once, protect forever

Add your cameras, lenses and anything else to Lenstag and get global protection plus so much more.

Global protection

If your gear goes missing, using Lenstag greatly increases the chances you'll get it back.

Protect your images

Don’t let your work end up in places online that you didn’t authorize.

It works

Lenstag has already recovered stolen equipment.

Maintain your investment

Once your gear is verified, you'll have access to updated new & used values for all your equipment.

How it works

Lenstag was designed to get your gear on record with the least amount of effort, the strongest ownership claim and as quickly as possible.

 Sign up

Download Lenstag for iOS, Android or use

 Add your gear

Add your model (with autocomplete!) and serial number with picture of every item you'd like protected.


We'll review your items and then they'll be protected.

Functional design

See what websites your images are on, how much your gear is worth and find out if that new lens you want to buy is stolen.

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Frequently asked questions

If you have additional questions that aren't answered below, feel free to email us at

Does Lenstag actually work?

Yes, Lenstag actually works! We've recovered stolen gear and you can read about it here: Lenstag Finds Photographer's Stolen Camera via 500px. We've also helped owners track down gear all over the world and have helped bring camera thieves to trial.

How much does Lenstag cost?

It's free to get started. All we need from you is an email address, password, the model names and serial numbers of the equipment you'd like to protect. You can also get Lenstag Pro for unlimited gear, more features and help keep the project going.

What is Lenstag Pro?

Lenstag Pro is a way for photographers to get even more out of Lenstag, help their business as well as help Lenstag complete its mission of ending photographic equipment theft.

Who runs Lenstag?

Lenstag is owned, operated, developed, supported and everything else by former Google engineer, Trevor Sehrer. He's spent his nights, weekends & vacations since 2013 working on Lenstag.

Why should I register my gear before it gets stolen?

The first few hours after a theft are absolutely critical to getting the word out & preventing resale of the stolen gear. If your gear is already registered, then you just have to sign in & flag the items as stolen (and optionally provide additional information).

If you wait until after your gear is stolen, you'll have to add the gear, verify it with something else other than a picture of the serial number and wait a day or two for someone at Lenstag to approve the verification request. By then the gear has probably been pawned or sold and the chances of successful recovery are substantially lower.

Why does it take up to a day or two to have equipment verified?

First, we take a look at the photo to make sure there aren't any typos. Next, we verify the number in the photo is actually the serial number and not something else. Lastly, we run some additional proprietary checks before approving it.

All this is needed to keep the database as accurate as possible and protect photographers the world over from buying stolen equipment.

How many people use Lenstag?

Tens of thousands of photographers all around the world use Lenstag, as well as the largest camera & lens rental companies like BorrowLenses and LensRentals.


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Protect your gear, images and help make the world safer for photography.
Download Lenstag for free on iOS, Android, or sign up for Lenstag now.