Back in May 2004 I bought two of the brand new 1D Mark II's. I did a firmware update that came out soon after I bought them. When I installed it on both cameras I discovered that the FireWire port didn't work. It was a bug in the new firmware. I couldn't go backwards and install the old firmware. I had to send both cameras back to Canon to go back to the old firmware.
I don't think that is something that Canon normally does, but luckily they admitted the problem and the only immediate solution was to go backwards.
I just bought the new 300mm f/2.8L IS II in July and it needed the firmware update. I am CPS Platinum. They emailed me a label for free FedEx Priority Overnight shipping. I shipped it Thursday last week. They received it on Friday, did the update, then shipped it back to me by FedEx Priority Overnight. I had it back on Monday.
I've been shooting professionally for 28 years now and the EF 300mm 2.8L IS II is the sharpest lens I have ever owned. I think even better than some of the Carl Zeiss lenses I had with my Hasselblad years ago.
When I bought my 300mm f2.8L IS II from B&H back in July, I got next day air UPS. When a tracking number hadn't shown up by evening, I called B&H and they admitted that they had for some unknown reason failed to ship it. Without asking, they immediately refunded my money for shipping and sent it out next day air. Out of the 26 orders I have made with B&H this year, this was the only one that they screwed up on.
I bought my first Domke F2 back in 1980 or so when Jim Domke was selling them out of his house. I think I am on my 4th or 5th one now. It's a great bag.
Now I keep everything in a Think Tank Airport International 2.0 roller and just use the Domke to put specific equipment in that I need to carry for a job. I've read something recently that said the best bag for getting your equipment TO a job may not be the best bag to have AT the job. I've come to subscribe to this philosophy.
I am sure glad I had all my gear in the Think Tank when the 78 year old pulled out, hit me and totaled my SUV a few months ago. The Think Tank with $32,000 worth of gear went flying in the back of the SUV, but everything was ok. The Domke would probably have had sufficient padding to sustain the crash, but things would probably have come out of it and been damaged.
The Adobe RGB colorspace contains way more color than sRGB. Most printers (Labs) print in sRGB. Shoot in Adobe RGB then dumb it down to sRGB yourself if you need to for printing. sRGB is a very old colorspace developed many many years ago by Microsoft. Adobe RGB is a much more modern, up to date colorspace.
I have been considering upgrading. I just called CPS a couple of days ago about how it works since my renew date is March 2013. Basically when you upgrade before your next renew date you get to keep the 2 clean & checks from the Gold and get an additional 6 with the Platinum. Your new renew date is one year from the day you upgrade.