A&P Nikon Club Photographers question

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  1. NauticaX

    NauticaX OT Supporter

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    What lens are you using? I currently use the Nikon 17-55 but I want to go cheap on the lens incase of accidents that can happen. Anybody have experience with the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR ?
     
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    don't go cheep, get insurance, thats a better and cheeper solution
     
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    Send it to me and i'll send you my 18-200vr, then you won't worry about having an accident.
     
  4. NauticaX

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    But if an accident does happen and I go through Insurance to get it replaced/repaired doesn't that up my Premium?
     
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    you're not a photographer. go buy yourself a point and shoot camera.
     
  6. NauticaX

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    I know... I'm a wannabe photographer :wtc:

    Now that I thought about it... I think I'll stick with the 17-55 AFS. No need to buy the cheaper lens.
     
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    it should be a photo only plan, and the first instance or even 2nd shouldn't up it.
     
  8. NauticaX

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    Ive heard of people going through there home insurance for this. I know State Farm does it but I have home insurance through Erie. Guess I'll have to check with them. Last time I called State Farm they said I need to have some type of other Insurance through them in order to get it.
     
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    you DO NOT want it tied to your homeowners.

    You get a seperate personal articles policy if its a hobby, or a business policy if you're making money. 0 deductible, covers the shit anywhere, and covers theft/loss/damage

    If you are making money from it, the best thing you can do is get insurance from:
    Tom Pickard's Group Insure
    Hill and Ushire


    Not only does it cover the normal stuff, but covers liability, error and omission, etc.
     
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    Thanks I will check out both those Insurance Groups. :bigthumb:

    Oh what if I don't have a Photography business... Just do it as a hobby but sometime make money here and there. I went to the 2 companies and they seem more geared towards people who have an actual Photography business. The quote there seems to range from $500-$700. I will have to think about this.
     
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    50mm f/1.8 and the 18-200VR

    Pretty mucn all I need for now :o
     
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    changing from 17-55 to 18-55 will be completely pointless. so would owning both. stick with what you have and get a zoom if you need it (55-200 f/4 VR is a great and sharp lens for $200 or so.)

    if you need fast glass, check out the nikon 50mm f/1.8. new around $100, used for $50

    -EDIT- lol
     
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    No way could I use a 55-200 f/4 VR or a 50mm f/1.8 in a club. Not wide enough. Anyhow I decided to just stick with my 17-55 for club photography. Performed nicely tonight :bigthumb:
     
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    Nikon joke.
     
  17. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    Nikon 50 F/1.4
    Tokina 12-24 F/4
    Nikon 80-200 F/2.8

    which lens would I pull first if my house was on fire? 50mm F/1.4. Although it does cost the least.
     
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    oh, i didnt know you needed it for a club :dunno: be more specific next time.
     
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    Spurious trying to justify his brand choice.
     
  20. NauticaX

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    Sorry I guess the title could mean 2 things doh haha... My engrish is no goody.
     
  21. jared_IRL

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    oooooohhhh... Nikon 'club' photographers....

    I thought there was some sort of Nikon Club that I forgot to sign up for or something....


    :mamoru:
     
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    same here :o
     

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