CPS reminder: check your equipment for membership eligibility!
As the year starts drawing to a close, Canon Professional Services (CPS) is reminding all its members to keep their registered equipment up-to-date in order to maintain qualification for exclusive Canon support in 2017...
All CPS memberships under Canon Europe Ltd will renew automatically as from November 1 this year, but membership levels still require equipment to meet the qualifying criteria and this is where members must check that their equipment is still eligible for support.
Commenting on the support CPS gives to accredited professionals, Graham Smith, European Canon Professional Services (CPS) Specialist, Canon Europe, told CPN: “This year has been exceptionally busy for CPS thanks to the many sporting and world events that have taken place but we have continued to offer our members a first class service of support and repair, which is why Canon continues to enjoy such a loyal customer following.”
CANON PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: FIND OUT MORE
If you are not yet a member of CPS, it’s high time you considered it because the benefits are considerable. Membership operates on a three-tier basis – Platinum, Gold and Silver – with the level of membership depending on the qualifying cameras and lenses owned. 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 22 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malta, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia and Uzbekistan. Although CPS repairs and loans are not available in these 22 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.