|Jaguar drinking from the Cuiaba river in the Pantanal, Brazil|
I am still in the Pantanal, Brazil on a wildlife photography tour. The wildlife sightings, especially Jaguars are very good this year. You can follow my travels on Facebook and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com
Just a quick note to let my readers know Canon has upgraded the CPS Platinum membership to offer a one day turn around for service and repairs. Gold membership will enjoy a two day turn around time.
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 19, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues its mission to deliver industry-leading speed and quality of service offered through Canon Professional Services (CPS), its award-winning service and support program for professional photographers. CPS Platinum members will now enjoy next-day service, with equipment serviced and shipped the business day after an estimate is approved. For repairs that will take longer, Canon will offer next-day loaner equipment. In addition, CPS Gold members’ benefits will now be enhanced with two-day service turnaround.
“For professional photographers, sending equipment in for service can mean lost income while their gear is being repaired, and we are committed to do everything in our power to minimize their downtime,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon has long been delivering fast, high-quality service and customer satisfaction, and this bold new level of performance sends a clear message to photographers that we remain dedicated to providing professional-level service and support.”
This next-day service will officially launch at PhotoPlus Expo 2017 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Oct. 26-28, 2017, where Canon U.S.A. is showcasing its latest in digital imaging products for photographers of all skill levels, in addition to hosting educational seminars from booth #121. At the Expo, Canon Professional Services will once again host its always-popular CPS Lounge where Platinum, Gold, and Cinema CPS members can have their Canon equipment (up-to-two current Professional DSLR bodies or lenses)2 cleaned and checked during Expo hours from Thursday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 28, in Room 2D12.
CPS Lounge Hours during PhotoPlus Expo 2017:
- Oct. 26: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Oct. 27: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Oct. 28: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (equipment pickup only, no new items accepted)
In the Canon booth, attendees can observe factory-trained technicians performing Canon maintenance service, highlighting Canon’s commitment to providing world-class service and support for professionals. For more information on the Canon CPS program, including the new service times, please visit the CPS web page at: www.cps.usa.canon.com. For more information on Canon maintenance service, including a list of eligible products, visit usa.canon.com/maintenance.
Canon Products at the PhotoPlus EXPO
Also at the booth, will be the tradeshow debut of the brand-new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III, Canon’s first PowerShot Digital Camera to feature an APS-C CMOS Sensor and Canon’s revolutionary Dual-Pixel CMOS Auto Focus. As always, PhotoPlus Expo attendees will have the opportunity to touch and try Canon’s wide array of digital imaging solutions, including the recently announced EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera, EOS M100 Digital Camera and EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens. The booth will also feature the full line of Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras, EF Lenses, imagePROGRAF PRO, PIXMA PRO, PIXMA and SELPHY printers and REALiS projectors.
Officially Licensed Merchandise from Canon
Canon will also showcase its line of “Canon Gear,” available for purchase to visitors of the Canon booth. This line will feature a collection of officially licensed Canon merchandise, including miniature Canon model cameras, Canon-branded thermal water bottles and backpacks, collectible photographer teddy bears and much more. The full line of Canon Gear is scheduled to be available for purchase on October 26 at shop.usa.canon.com.
Enjoy a taste of the Canon Live Learning experience with free 45-minute sessions on the show floor. The sessions will have something for everyone—including portraits, lighting, macro, action and more. Each session features hands-on training by a pro photographer, inspiring subjects to capture, sample gear to try, a free print and a tote full of Canon swag. Space is limited to eight students per session; register here: learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2017/cll_photoplus_workshops.shtml.
The booth will also feature a curated gallery of photographs by Explorers of Light, showcasing the skill and talent that earned them a place in this elite program. Included is a special collection of images from a campaign for the Too Young to Wed organization with Canon Explorer of Light Stephanie Sinclair telling the true story of young women across the globe—many still children—who are forced into marriage.
Follow Canon throughout the PhotoPlus Expo show @CanonUSApro. To see the full details of Canon’s presence at PhotoPlus Expo, please visit: usa.canon.com/photoplus2017.