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    Happenned to me once, but it was at home, and we were insured. The thieves were caught, but the cameras were already gone. Good luck, and congrats on the new child.
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    This thread is one of the few reasons I still keep an LLC (company), I'm insured for $25,000. The bad part is that some of my gear is almost irreplaceable, especially both zoom lenses for my Pentax 67 which are exceedingly rare.

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    Get your gear insured!!

    Most of you who are not full time photographers make the mistake of thinking your gear is covered by your homeowners insurance policy. It is if it stolen from your house, but not from your car or anywhere else (ie. where you will actually be using it).

    If you are in an apartment, you probably don't have any sort of policy whatsoever, and you need renter's insurance to cover it. For homeowner's you will probably need to add a rider. Neither of these is very expensive. Our studio has a professional policy with $2 Million in liability coverage and it's only $700 a year. For someone (non-professional) who needs just equipment coverage, you should be able to find something around $100 a year, maybe less.

    Hopefully Ted's story will get you all to take action and get yourself insured.
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    Hate to hear that---I know the feeling. While in the Navy in 1988, I had a whole Canon system stolen, an A1 body with motordrive, 50mm, 100mm, 28mm, 200mm lenses and a Domke bag.

    Best of luck to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerSmithPhoto View Post
    Most of you who are not full time photographers make the mistake of thinking your gear is covered by your homeowners insurance policy. It is if it stolen from your house, but not from your car or anywhere else (ie. where you will actually be using it).

    If you are in an apartment, you probably don't have any sort of policy whatsoever, and you need renter's insurance to cover it. For homeowner's you will probably need to add a rider. Neither of these is very expensive. Our studio has a professional policy with $2 Million in liability coverage and it's only $700 a year. For someone (non-professional) who needs just equipment coverage, you should be able to find something around $100 a year, maybe less.

    Hopefully Ted's story will get you all to take action and get yourself insured.
    And for those of us with home owner's insurance, their is typically a cap on all kinds of things including computers, photography equipment, even big screen tv's.

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    Never consider that the thief was a poor budding photographer and couldn't resist your beautiful equipment? Many years from now may be you will hear about a famous photographer confessing of stealing cameras to start his art.....
    I don't thinks so but just try to cheer you up

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    Can't say anything that hasn't been said. I'm sad for losing your gear, and do hope it is recovered.
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    Oops, Kodak just did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertZeroK View Post
    And for those of us with home owner's insurance, their is typically a cap on all kinds of things including computers, photography equipment, even big screen tv's.
    A number of years ago I looked into getting my cameras insured and I learned that if I had a $10k turntable it would have been covered by our homeowner's insurance. But these were cameras so if they're over $x I "must" be a professional and would need a rider. So Albert is right here; caps and/or exclusions.

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    Sorry to hear that I hope they catch the culprit(s) before he/they sell your equipment.

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    I had my whole set of high end gear take at my sisters’s wedding. My father, girlfriend at the time and others I knew were furious that someone would have done that. I was strangely content thinking it will all work out. After all it was a my sisters wedding and I was going to stay happy no matter what. I was lucky that I kept all of the exposed rolls in my jacket pockets or I also would have been pissed as hell. It turned out that it all ended up with the Pro she had hired to shot the wedding (Several people thought I was a hired photographer). Someone who did not know any better thought all this high end camera stuff must be his and helped him load it into his truck. He found it there a day later and all was well.

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