Per the CPS Terms & Conditions (http://www.cps.act.cusa.canon.com/sys/attachments/terms_conditions_revised_2012.pdf):
"Applicant must be a full-time self-employed individual or an employee of a professional imaging business who plays a direct role in the creation of moving or still images."
So I call myself a self-employed photographer and create still images. Oh yea, and I don't currently get paid for my work because I'm "an artist". I don't think they care all that much, as long as I don't obviously abuse any bit of the program.
Yeah, that would work. I can also rationalize that I am an employee of a professional
imagingbusiness for which I create still images (never mind that I'm using Zeiss cameras to do that!).
But mostly it's that I haven't needed it. I can clean my own sensor (and Canon just saved me the trouble with a free clean when I took it in for the lubrication recall). OTOH, taking it in made me realize that it's pretty easy for me to do that a few times per year (I'm in NJ for business pretty often, and the Jamesburg service center is just a 20 minute drive from where I often need to be). The real advantage for me would be if I need a repair, and they just cut that incentive by 33%.QuoteThe real advantage for me would be if I need a repair, and they just cut that incentive by 33%.++1 about that!
Guess I better get my repairs in before 4th quarter gets here!
The real advantage for me would be if I need a repair, and they just cut that incentive by 33%.++1 about that!
Guess I better get my repairs in before 4th quarter gets here![/quote]
I did get my 100-400mm in for repair before the 4th quarter began and I'm glad! $535 repair, AF system wacked, IS system totally shot and had to be replaced completely!
I'm a Gold member and didn't realize I got the 30% discount on parts as well as the repair service, so I was very happy that my $535 repair was only $372 including the overnight shipping back to me! They had it on Monday, late afternoon, I had it back on Friday by 10am!! Very pleased!
Oh, on a side note, I had to change my MFA settings for the lens back to zero after getting the lens back! I guess they must have re-calibrated it too along with the cleaning and etc... Again, quite pleased...