Replacement for a Fuji S3 Pro?
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19-04-12, 09:41 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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its either the s3 or s5 pro if you look at it its a d300 body . when my d80 was pinched i was gutted but it was replaced with a d90 which is a cracking bit of kit id suddgest to them you wouldnt accept any less than a d7000 or better still a 300s but you know insurance companies theyl do anything to get out of spending cash good luck with this keep us posted on what happens . if you dont get any joy with them put their name up on here to warn other potential customers off . for what its worth zurich are pants it took me 5 mnths to get mine replaced and at one point they werent going to do it at all until i told them that the shots were at a charity event for macmillan cancer support that seemed to change their tune a bit
It's not necessarily true. The criteria in my case was the acceptability of pre-77 Nikon glass. The D700 is the lowest spec camera Nikon make that will accept this. The quality, versatility, etc. etc. is all irrelevant if the prime function cannot be equaled or bettered. The D300s is a fine camera (I've got one of those as well), but it's not a replacement in every respect, and that's what the insurance is for.
The primary purpose of insurance is to place you in the position you would have been in had the incident not occurred which, with a 'new for old' means they've got to give you a new S3Pro, but if they can't do that it's got to be the next one up. Since they don't do the S5Pro any longer either, you just keep going up until all the criteria are met.
It took a lot of argument but I held out and got a new D700. It's a tough battle, but you have to ask yourself whether you just want an easy life, or whether you want what you've paid your premium for. If you want to put the pressure on, then tell them that you're hiring a suitable replacement camera until they sort themselves out and that you expect to be reimbursed for all costs.
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