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#1 mymokarran

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:16 AM

Hello,

 

I am the owner of a Sony A6300 and I'm planning to purchase a Fantasea housing! I am seriously considering purchasing a homeowner's insurance since this is my first rig. What companies and plans should I be looking at?

 

Cheers! Thanks for the help!

 

-Natasha 



#2 TimG

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 11:19 AM

Hi Natasha

This issue has been discussed a number of times. It’s worth doing a search.

The general view was, in the US, to use home insurance for equipment cover.

In some ways you need to decide what might get written off by a leak: the camera and lens for example. But if the housing is simply a box with mechanical bits, would that be a right off? Once you have decided that, I’d talk to the insurer to make sure whatever needs cover would actually be covered and what the exclusions might be.

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#3 lateralus821

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:15 AM

You can also get a separate SquareTrade insurance policy - they cover all types of electronics and I have had GREAT service/coverage from them with issues in the past.