CPS reminder: keep your gear up to date!
With professional photographers facing a busy 2016, Canon Professional Services (CPS) wish to remind members to keep their registered equipment up-to-date in order to continue to qualify for exclusive Canon support...
All CPS memberships under Canon Europe Ltd have been renewed automatically, but membership levels require equipment to meet the qualifying criteria and this is where members must check that they still qualify.
Commenting on the support CPS gives to accredited professionals, Graham Smith, European Canon Professional Services (CPS) Specialist, Canon Europe, told CPN: “This is going to be a very busy year indeed and we very much look forward to serving the needs of our European members. We expand that support to CPS members around the world with on-site support at many international events including access to dedicated Canon experts covering emergency camera and lens repairs, sensor cleaning, broadcast lens support plus a back-up loan service, trial loans, hands on opportunities as well as technical support, product training, education and consultancy.”
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For those who have not yet joined this free programme, it’s well worth doing so and membership operates on a three-tier basis – Platinum, Gold and Silver – with the level of membership depending on the qualifying cameras and lenses you own. Canon’s European CPS programme offers Canon professional photo and video users exclusive access to a range of benefits including a priority repair service, improved service turnaround times, support at major events, and free back-up equipment loans during repair periods (depending on your level of CPS membership), plus a range of exclusive Professional Services and offers.
To join you need to own at least two qualifying camera bodies and three qualifying lenses. To join the CPS Video programme you must own at least one of the qualifying professional camcorders or Cinema EOS cameras.
For a full list of qualifying products for CPS membership – cameras, lenses, accessories, video cameras (including Cinema EOS Digital Cinema Cameras) and video lenses – please click here to find out more.
The countries that currently offer the European CPS programme are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia (Silver membership only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia (Silver membership only), Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan (Silver membership only), Latvia (Silver membership only), Lithuania (Silver membership only), Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania (Silver membership only), Russia, Slovenia (Silver membership only), South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (Silver membership only), the United Arab Emirates (Silver membership only), UK and the Ukraine (Silver membership only).
Professional photographers and videographers can also register for CPS membership in the following 19 countries: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, and Slovakia. Although CPS repairs and loans are not available in these 19 countries all registered CPS members from these countries can take advantage of CPS repair and loan benefits when they travel to the 31 countries (named in the paragraph above) that do offer these services.
For more information on the CPS programme please click here. If you are interested in joining the CPS programme please click here and to find out more and to apply for CPS membership please click here.