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Master Geek

#115064 12-Mar-2013 16:04
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Just wondering if anyone had traveled anywhere (over seas) with professional camera equipment and if so where did you get you're insurance from?

Just booking a holiday to Thailand, and have been looking at the fine print on what they cover. Most of the medical stuff is all pretty standard, loss of passport etc, but the camera equipment is between $1k and $2.5k max depending on the provider, stating that price is per item, and that 1 camera bag is considered 1 item, regardless of len's being attached, number of lens, accessories etc etc. That price isnt going to be enough to cover my gear.

I'm sure some of them have there standard price as shown on the net, and would have an extra fee to increase certain limits...So if no one knows I guess ill just have to start ringing around.

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Uber Geek

  #778677 12-Mar-2013 16:44
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The credit card gold insurance and some of the stand alone insurance allows you to insure up to $10,000 per item/set of stuff but they may need to b specified that may be witnessed somehow via documentation or another way. At another insurance premium of course.

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  #778688 12-Mar-2013 16:54
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TalkieT.. calling TalkieT

He has been and shot international sporting events and went through these with a fine tooth comb.

From memory, it stood that even though your insurance might cover it, the airline will not for transit to/from. And then the insurance tries to cop it off to the airline if something does go wrong.. and a vicious circle begins.

In short I think he named items for insruance, took a minimum. As hand luggage, and distributed it among others going and re-assembled at the other end to ensure its whereabouts and handling.


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  #778910 13-Mar-2013 07:38
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Most places will cover things if you specify and pay for them, but do look at the conditions.

I have professional photographers insurance through Rothbury's, Christchurch branch. If you have no luck call up and talk to Rod. I think it's for NZIPP members only, but he may be able to help.

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Master Geek

  #781251 13-Mar-2013 19:34
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Thanks for the replies, it does seem to be the case that most will add at an extra cost, so might see whats around at a decent price and then ring and ask about extras

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