« on: January 30, 2012, 05:24:17 AM »
Lots of great replies here (in particular, good tip on the camera straps with steel cables). Personally I've been lucky enough to never have had anything stolen (& I do travel a lot). Here are a few things I do:
- Use "stealth" bags like the beautiful Think Tank Retrospective and Urban Disguise. I also have a big Crumpler backpack when I really need to carry everything.
- In the past, I owned a long white 70-200 f/4L. The first thing I did when I got it was cover all the white parts with gaffer tape. Not only does it make it stand out less, but it protects the lens body from dents & scratches as well.
- I have a specific clause in my homeowner's insurance covering $10000 worth of photography gear and computers against theft, fire damage, water damage, etc. I also try to buy everything with my Amex wherever possible, which provides some additional theft insurance for the first year.