From Canon Canada
Canon Canada has launched a new CPS program aimed at students.
Canon’s Student CPS Program is designed to offer an unrivalled level of sales and service support for studying Photographers, Videographers, and New Media Artists. By becoming a member of Student CPS, you will be eligible for a host of real world benefits designed to help and assist post-secondary Visual Arts, Fine Arts, and Applied Arts students in mastering their craft and achieving their career aspirations.
Some of the benefits include
- Access to student-specific pricing discounts on a selection of professional products – view list in Program Details
- Membership-exclusive promotions, discounts and contests
- Subsidized incoming overnight shipping charges ($10) on eligible product. These charges will be added to the repair service charge. Return shipping is free for warranty repairs and a flat $10 fee will be charged for return shipping of out of warranty service.
- Expedited service turnaround target of 6 days
- 20% discount for repair parts and labour for eligible products
Visit Canon Canada’s Student CPS Page
We knew it was coming
We knew when MMAP (Minimum Manufacturers Advertised Price) pricing came into effect things were going to change. Previous actions by Canon towards B&H Photo and others to limit exposure into Canada were only going to lead to an outright stop in shipping certain Canon imaging products across the border. Nikon as you may not know has already implemented these restrictions.
We’re most likely going to see this sort action for both DSLR cameras, premium PowerShot’s bodies as well as lenses.
Sorry Canada, gotta shop local!
Maybe it was the heatwave?
A few people have pointed out that the 1Ds Mark III is no longer listed on the Canon Canada web site. It has been moved to the archived products section.
Big news? Not really, but we’re starting to get to announcement time.
The camera is still listed on the Canon USA web site.
Spring 2010 Rebates
We’ve received word that Canon Canada is about to start some spring rebates.
(Rebate amounts in red.)
- EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM $50.00
- EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM $50.00
- EF 50mm f/1.2L $150.00
- EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $200.00
- EF 85mm f/1.8 USM $50.00
- EF 135mm f/2.0L USM $50.00
- EF 200mm f/2L IS USM $500.00
- EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM $300.00
- EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM $100.00
- EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
- EF 35mm f/1.4L USM $100.00
- EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $150.00
- EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $70.00
- EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $70.00
- EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
- EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM $150.00
- EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $50.00
- EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM $100.00
- EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $100.00
- EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM $150.00
- EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM $200.00
- EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM $100.00
- EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM $150.00
- EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $50.00
- EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $50.00
- EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM $100.00
- Speedlite 430EX II $30.00
- Speedlite 580EX II $60.00
These will be instant dealer rebates, you won’t have to mail anything in. You’ll probably have to wait a few days for prices to lower on dealer web sites.
I’m still waiting on some official documentation about this.