User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Insuring your gear

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    12 Jun 2011
    Location
    Innaloo
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Insuring your gear

    I am very quickly coming to realise that photography gear is expensive; with bodies, lenses, filters, flash units, tripods etc the cost all add up to a few thousand very quickly.

    I was wondering how many of you have got your gear insured? What type of insurance you went for and what experiences you have had with premiums,claims etc? I did run a few searches but could only find threads from like 2007 with my sub-standard forum searching skills.
    Ryan

    D800 | Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 | Cullmann Tripod |Manfrotto 680B Monopod | Lowepro Flipside 400 AW | 2x Yungnuo 560 flash & wireless trigger| FleaBay Lightstand, umbrella and collapsible softbox
    My Flickr site
    RSK Photography - Perth based Motorsport Photography

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    12 Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    7,831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I you do a search it's been covered a few times already
    Darren
    Gear : Nikon Goodness
    Website : http://www.peakactionimages.com
    Please support Precious Hearts
    Constructive Critique of my images always appreciated

  3. #3
    The Commander mikew09's Avatar
    Join Date
    27 May 2009
    Location
    Lowood, Queenland
    Posts
    4,388
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yea, like kiwi said. This topic appears a few times over the last yr or so. Possible some of the older threads have been purged but not sure. Anyways, like I have said before. I have itemised my gear with my insurer under house and content but have taken aditional cover for when I am out and about which also includeds accidental damage. The additional cost to my policy per yr was about a 15th the cost of my gear so fair trade off I reckon. My friend is with the same insurer with the same addition (we both work for the company) and did a theft claim during the floods - the focus was on the flood victims (we were one of the insurers that guaranteed flood cover - oops did I give it away) at the time so was a little longer to process but got new for old replacement on his stolen item.
    Last edited by mikew09; 26-06-2011 at 3:24pm.
    Please be honest with your Critique of my images. I may not always agree, but I will not be offended - CC assists my learning and is always appreciated

    http://mikeathome.fotomerchant.com/

    Canon 5D3 - Gripped, EF 70-200 L 4 USM, , 24-105 L 5 IS USM, 580 EX II Speedlite, 2x 430 Ex II Speedlite


  4. #4
    Administrator ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    15,436
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    You can get specific camera gear insurance, or if you only use of for personal use, often you can add it to your home and contents insurance as specific items. If you are using your gear commercially/professionally, then talk to the people who provide your public liability insurance.
    "It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it is another thing to make a portrait of who they are" - Paul Caponigro

    Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
    Nikon, etc!

    RICK
    My Photography

  5. #5
    The Commander mikew09's Avatar
    Join Date
    27 May 2009
    Location
    Lowood, Queenland
    Posts
    4,388
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    You can get specific camera gear insurance, or if you only use of for personal use, often you can add it to your home and contents insurance as specific items. If you are using your gear commercially/professionally, then talk to the people who provide your public liability insurance.
    Good point Rick - mine is personal hobby only.

  6. #6
    Administrator ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    15,436
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    re searching, its not hard. I typed one word into the AP search facility, that word was 'insurance'.

    I got 14 results, here are some of them:

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ight=insurance
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ight=insurance
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ight=insurance
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ight=insurance

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •