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04/17/2007 08:52:36 AM · #1
Can anybody offer advice for insurance of camera equipment while travelling. i'll be backpacking thru thailand, europe and japan for a total of 5 months. to replace my camera and lenses if something went wrong, would probably cost me US$5000. Most travel insurance I have seen, won't cover this this expense.
My country of residence is Australia... does this matter with overseas insurance and would anybody recommend to use/avoid companies from abroad. Anything else to watch out for?
All help appreciated, as you could understand I don't want to stuff this up.

Lee
04/17/2007 05:36:48 PM · #2
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04/17/2007 05:49:19 PM · #3
do you own a house?
i just went to NZ and made sure it was covered on my house insurance.
04/17/2007 05:53:30 PM · #4
A professional camera policy through State Farm runs about $100/year and covers your equipment internationally. You'll want a pro policy, even if you just sell one print a year to your mother, since anything resembling pro activity voids the coverage under your homeowner's policy. I actually had this conversation with my agent yesterday.

Though I just noticed you're not in the USA. But I bet Australia's policies are similar.

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