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walkeja
Posted 22/12/2018 - 13:54 Link
Just been on the Ricoh website where you can add your equipment.
Just tried to add my 1.4 convertor, not listed and therefore cannot be added.
Just tried to add my F4 20mm lens, not listed and therefore cannot be added.
So I am asking myself, "What is the point?" If your equipment is lost or stolen there is no official listing to call on.
Pentax K1-ii and MZ6
Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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JAK
Posted 22/12/2018 - 14:17 Link
Link?
John K
Kim C
Posted 22/12/2018 - 17:03 Link
walkeja wrote:
Just been on the Ricoh website where you can add your equipment.
Just tried to add my 1.4 convertor, not listed and therefore cannot be added.
Just tried to add my F4 20mm lens, not listed and therefore cannot be added.
So I am asking myself, "What is the point?" If your equipment is lost or stolen there is no official listing to call on.

It only accepts current or recently withdrawn items. Basically it covers the same as the "support" pages ie items from the "digital" era.
JAK
Posted 22/12/2018 - 19:03 Link
Why not lodge a list of valuable items with your house insurance company? Even if you don't they should still be covered depending on the total amount covered for such items.
John K
HarisF1
Posted 22/12/2018 - 19:14 Link
JAK wrote:
Why not lodge a list of valuable items with your house insurance company? Even if you don't they should still be covered depending on the total amount covered for such items.

Is this just a matter of speaking to the insurance company?
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JAK
Posted 22/12/2018 - 19:32 Link
Yes. I give full details of items of over 1000 (eg the K-1) Items under that are covered up to an agreed value.
Its covered indoors and out and doesn't add much to the total cost. Guess if I started to make regular claims they might get upset but otherwise its money for nothing for them. In the event of a burglary I'd get back the value of the main items. Some of the cheaper things aren't really worth worrying about.
I've recently gone through my collection and logged the serial numbers and what i paid for them (where I still have that info) just in case.
Different companies may well do things differently; just ask, at least when the renewal date comes around.
Worth covering cycles and even laptop PCs too if you have expensive ones. Adding onto the house insurance is usually better value than than taking out specific dedicated policies.
If you happen to upgrade a lens, unless its a really expensive one (eg the 560mm) you wouldn't have to notify the company as it would be covered up to the overall amount insured.
John K
Edited by JAK: 22/12/2018 - 19:44
walkeja
Posted 23/12/2018 - 10:13 Link
JAK wrote:
Why not lodge a list of valuable items with your house insurance company? Even if you don't they should still be covered depending on the total amount covered for such items.

They are covered by my household insurance but I thought the Ricoh page would be helpful if the unfortunate was to happen.
Pentax K1-ii and MZ6
Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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Kim C
Posted 23/12/2018 - 11:08 Link
walkeja wrote:
They are covered by my household insurance but I thought the Ricoh page would be helpful if the unfortunate was to happen.

I use an excel spreadsheet with all the serials and values and store it in a couple of different places.
HarisF1
Posted 23/12/2018 - 11:28 Link
Thanks for the advice

I already have a log ofthe stuff I have with serials added. Might be worth also having a chat to make sure everything is covered.
All the gear with no idea
davidwozhere
Posted 28/12/2018 - 19:21 Link
PentaxForums maintains a complete list of everything Pentax has ever made with the facility to enter your own stuff with serial numbers, provenance, date and price paid etc. On the home page, look under Cameras, Lenses, Accessories and under each you will find "pentax serial number database". The rest is self explanatory. (You do have to be a subscriber of course!)
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