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Old Nov 11, 2011, 1:45 AM   #1
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Default Spill and Drop Protection for DSLR and lens?

Does anyone have any opinions on this? Is it wise to get extended protection for a DSLR or the lenses? Amazon sells a few plans through companies like squaretrade and Canopy.

This is really bothering me right now because having never owned a DSLR I really dont know what the chances are of ever needing such protection, so I would like it to be safe, but on the other hand, it adds up, and I dont know if it is even needed.

Would it be better to protect the lenses or the camera itself? Is it really worth it? mostly for travel and general use, so if i have it out on vacation and it starts to rain, it might be at risk.

I really do appreciate any help with this, it is really bugging me.

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Old Nov 11, 2011, 7:39 AM   #2
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Check with your insurance agent for "camera floater" or "valuable personal articles endorsement" coverage and you may find it's much cheaper. In Canada theft is covered under my household policy and other perils, such as drop and spill, under my "valuable personal articles endorsement". I had to submit an inventory of what I wanted covered. It also helps to have replacement value coverage on the household policy!
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