So...I'm actually seriously investigating upgrading from my Rebel XSi to a 5D3.
But one of the things holding me back right now is that I am totally inexperienced when it comes to owning high end gear.
Basically, if someone were to steal my XSi / I drop it / or it ends up with some spots in the eyepiece after a month or so of not using it -- I would cry.
Then I'd get over it, as I long ago paid off the camera in realistic terms; and the camera is somewhat easily replaceable.
...this is not the case with a 5D3, or a good quality L series lens, as it's cost approaches a decent used car in pricing; and it's a very high value, compact item.
So how would you all suggest I go about 'setting things up' so that I have peace of mind?
My local camera shop is Penn Camera (now Penn Camera Calumet); and they offer:
Calumet Two-Year Complete Protection Plan for Cameras, Video, & Lenses Under $4500
Regular Price: $454.99
Is this worth getting, or should I stick to the stock Canon warranty?
Additionally, how do you all store your high end gear when it's not being used? I see people placing their stuff in good quality hardwalled cases with dessicant bags inside -- but where can you actually get said dessicant bags, and how often do you need to replace them?