Something to think about if considering Red Armor:
"Warranty Limitations - All Red warranties do not cover (a) maintenance, repair or replacement necessitated by loss or damage resulting from any cause other than normal use and operation of the product in accordance with the Red's specifications and owner's manual, including but not limited to: theft, exposure to weather conditions, operator negligence, misuse, abuse, improper electrical/power supply; (b) alterations, modifications or repairs by Buyer or unauthorized third parties; (c) accident, disaster, improper handling or storage, droppage, modification to the camera, opening the camera body, use of non-Red cables, use third party accessories or acts of nature or any other peril originating from outside the product; (d) transportation damage, lack of maintenance, defective batteries, battery leakage; (e) cosmetic damage or other non- operating parts; and (f) charges related to "No problem found" diagnosis. Removal or modification of camera lens mount voids any and all warranties except when the lens mount is replaced by the Buyer with a RED approved lens mount. Breaking the seal on the camera body or removing the adjustable backfocus assembly is prohibited and voids any and all warranties unless otherwise approved by RED. Any parts replaced by Red during warranty repair are the property of Red and will not be returned to Buyer. Red may use refurbished parts for repairs or replacements. "
I'm torn about buying the extended Red Armor warranty...sounds great knowing your camera is covered if something decides to poop out in the camera. But in reality, it seems like the obvious reasons you would want a warranty is not covered by it (accidental damage, etc.)
Maybe I'm spoiled from my previous Best Buy Geek Squad coverage on my 5D Mark II...then again these are super expensive cameras so I guess you can not expect the same type of coverage. Not sure what to do yet :-/
I for sure plan on getting some type of camera insurance that covers theft and other unfortunate happenings. Longtime Red One owners out there what do you think? If you have had your camera for a few years please chime in!
Last edited by Josh Kameyer; 01-24-2012 at 12:41 PM.
It's a warranty against a defective product, not insurance for breaking it or damaging it with unapproved items. Then again if you have 'drop kick' insurance it might be superfluous since you can just claim it was dropped and damaged and pay the $500 deductible rather than "maybe" needing a warranty.
The lens mount bit probably wouldn't actually hold up as legal though if a circuit board went bad unless it was an electronic lens mount that fried the board.
This isn't easy to swallow. It's bit after bit on top of that 14k, don't know if this will be feasible any more. Ouuch
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