Losing lenses insurance

Paul Carroll with Camera on location and Dougal  - his dog by his sideOne of my worst nightmares is losing all my camera gear, which is carried around most places I go. Careful what you fear because I just suffered the loss of two lenses and a polariser. One lens broke (18 – 55mm zoom) and the other disappeared out of sight (55 -200mm zoom). Problem with the wind and not closing my camera bag.

Photographers should really carry insurance for their gear but not being a fully fledged pro or travelling too far I didn’t. However, contents insurance frequently includes accidental damage of large items out of the home.

I have to say that my insurer, Legal & General, couldn’t have been more straightforward. A bank transfer on its way after one phone call. What could have been a struggle to suffer the loss was easily resolved.

Perhaps you have an insurance story to tell.

About photographicviewscotland

Photographers of Scotland's landscape and remote places and arts and craft makers. Mhairi is also making needle felted animals under the name of the Woof in the Wool. We live in Abernethy in Perthshire, Scotland.
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