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Old March 18th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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7D in South America - Get Travel Insurance?

I am tempted to bring my 7D to Ecuador tomorrow but really concerned about the crime rates there. Should I get insurance or just bring my crummy point and shoot?

It's not for business but would really like to take my SLR if I get some piece of mind.

Thanks for your thoughts,
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Old March 18th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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I haven't been to Ecuador, but have traveled extensively throughout Peru -- including alone in neighborhoods I really shouldn't have visited. During the day, simply keep your camera with you at all times. I like to wrap the strap around my wrist to slow down a grab-and-run thief.

I have carried both expensive cameras and video cameras and am always paranoid about losing something. For that reason, nothing leaves my sight when I am out. I also wrap the strap around anything available eating and sometimes just leave it hanging from my neck.

To be honest, though, I have never felt anyone was interested in stealing my equipment. I understand Ecuador is comparable to Peru in terms of safety -- maybe even a little safer. Though I am careful, I don't worry much and would never let it keep me from enjoying th trip.

Just keep it with you at all times and be always be aware of your surroundings.
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Old March 18th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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Thanks Phil - That's what I wanted to hear!
I have an awesome Kata SLR backpack (doesn't look like a camera bag)
Has a good strap too.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #4
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Where in Ecuador were you shooting?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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Salinas and Montaņita.
Totally awesome trip.
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