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Gear Talk => Canon General => Topic started by: RMC33 on February 02, 2013, 05:31:47 PM

Title: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: RMC33 on February 02, 2013, 05:31:47 PM
So.. Anyone use CPS? Been thinking about it as I have a few longer tele's I like to get cleaned at least once per year + 2 bodies. I am mostly Interested in the gold tier as for $100 a year it offers lots of things I find useful. Anyone else use this service and can comment on the good/bad/ugly with it?
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: Stickman on February 12, 2013, 12:36:46 AM
So.. Anyone use CPS? Been thinking about it as I have a few longer tele's I like to get cleaned at least once per year + 2 bodies. I am mostly Interested in the gold tier as for $100 a year it offers lots of things I find useful. Anyone else use this service and can comment on the good/bad/ugly with it?


I use it, same level, and it is just cheap insurance for me.  I haven't had to use it much, but on the infrequent repairs (24-105L) and 1D3 & 1ds3 "box fixes", they were very quick and very helpful.  I should probably use their cleanings a bit more often and have the bodies checked over, but I typically just do sensor cleans myself. 

Maybe one of these days I'll borrow a body or something, but I just don't have that much need for that side of it. 
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: RMC33 on February 12, 2013, 12:40:54 AM
So.. Anyone use CPS? Been thinking about it as I have a few longer tele's I like to get cleaned at least once per year + 2 bodies. I am mostly Interested in the gold tier as for $100 a year it offers lots of things I find useful. Anyone else use this service and can comment on the good/bad/ugly with it?


I use it, same level, and it is just cheap insurance for me.  I haven't had to use it much, but on the infrequent repairs (24-105L) and 1D3 & 1ds3 "box fixes", they were very quick and very helpful.  I should probably use their cleanings a bit more often and have the bodies checked over, but I typically just do sensor cleans myself. 

Maybe one of these days I'll borrow a body or something, but I just don't have that much need for that side of it.

THanks. I signed up anyway mainly for lens testing and cleanings.
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: Coz on February 16, 2015, 10:13:27 PM
Does anyone have any insight as to why CPS provides 8 points for the 100-400mm v1 and the same for the brand new 100-400mm II yet the 70-200mm 2.8 II gets 12 points at the same price point?

It doesn't affect my level but I thought it strange when I registered my new lens
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: mackguyver on February 17, 2015, 11:49:27 AM
Does anyone have any insight as to why CPS provides 8 points for the 100-400mm v1 and the same for the brand new 100-400mm II yet the 70-200mm 2.8 II gets 12 points at the same price point?

It doesn't affect my level but I thought it strange when I registered my new lens
The 100-400 II isn't even listed yet, that's why.  You must have registered the new lens as a Mk I.  It usually takes Canon a few weeks/months to add new products to the CPS list.  I had to email them about the 16-35 f/4 IS to get them to add it.  I bet it will be 12 pts once added.
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: wyldeguy on February 17, 2015, 12:50:57 PM
Does anyone have any insight as to why CPS provides 8 points for the 100-400mm v1 and the same for the brand new 100-400mm II yet the 70-200mm 2.8 II gets 12 points at the same price point?

It doesn't affect my level but I thought it strange when I registered my new lens
The 100-400 II isn't even listed yet, that's why.  You must have registered the new lens as a Mk I.  It usually takes Canon a few weeks/months to add new products to the CPS list.  I had to email them about the 16-35 f/4 IS to get them to add it.  I bet it will be 12 pts once added.
Looks like the Canadian CPS has done away with points and gone straight to "must have atleast 2x body X or better plus 2x L lens or better
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: RLPhoto on February 17, 2015, 01:00:13 PM
I used their loan service many times. They loaned me 5x 600rts before I bought them. Great service for that aspect alone.
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: wsmith96 on February 17, 2015, 04:04:54 PM
I've had some of my gear serviced and got a 5D MK III loaner from them.  They've always been prompt for the short time I've worked with them.  I also have the gold service.
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: Coz on March 02, 2015, 10:31:42 PM


The 100-400 II isn't even listed yet, that's why.  You must have registered the new lens as a Mk I.  It usually takes Canon a few weeks/months to add new products to the CPS list.  I had to email them about the 16-35 f/4 IS to get them to add it.  I bet it will be 12 pts once added.

The MkII was listed and I just double checked.  It is the 4th lens on the list on the "Add" drop down list
Title: Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
Post by: mackguyver on March 03, 2015, 11:13:21 AM


The 100-400 II isn't even listed yet, that's why.  You must have registered the new lens as a Mk I.  It usually takes Canon a few weeks/months to add new products to the CPS list.  I had to email them about the 16-35 f/4 IS to get them to add it.  I bet it will be 12 pts once added.

The MkII was listed and I just double checked.  It is the 4th lens on the list on the "Add" drop down list
It didn't listed when I logged in that day, but I see it now and you're right it is 8 points.  I might have missed it the other day because it's out of order.  I would write them to ask why the new lens isn't worth more than 8 points.  They are good about email, so I'd give it a shot.