When photography is your career, you can’t afford to have anything go wrong with any of your equipment. If it does, you need to know that you can get quick, efficient services and repairs, so you can be back shooting weddings as quickly as possible.
Thankfully, plenty of Canon services and products are available exclusively for professional photographers, and these include fast repair services, warranties and the option to rent equipment in a last minute emergency. Here’s a closer look at what you’re entitled to as a professional photographer.
Professional Services from Canon
By signing up for a membership with Canon Professional Services, you’ll have the backing of a specialist service team to ensure you receive all repairs as quickly as possible. Canon Professional Services also offers technical advice from the experts, discounts on parts and labour for repairs, international support, backup equipment, and free cleaning and sensor checks of your camera gear every year.
Top lenses and equipment
Canon has the widest and most advanced selection of advanced lenses and equipment for professionals. Their lenses are interchangeable with all of their professional camera bodies (as well as some original Canon film cameras, if you have one!) so you’ll be able to mix and match lenses, speedlites and tripods and other accessories and add-ons with complete freedom and ease while you’re working.
In order to ensure you’re getting a top quality, authentic products, you’ll need to make sure you’re buying your equipment from an authorised dealer. The main way to find out if a dealer is authorised is to ask. You can also look for certain logos on the dealer’s website or in store. For example, an authorised Canon Pro Dealer can be recognised by the presence of the official Authorised Canon Pro Dealer logo, which can only be used by selected dealers. If in doubt, contact Canon for a list of authorised dealers in your country.
Options to finance or rent equipment
Renting or financing equipment short term is great if you quickly need a certain lens or camera model in an emergency (think: you’ve lent your favourite lens to your friend, and you’re photographing a wedding this afternoon). Renting can also be great if you’ve just started out with your photography business, you can’t quite afford to own every single different type of camera body, lens or tripod just yet, even if you already own one or more professional cameras. If you do a lot of freelance work, renting lenses and equipment for particular jobs can also be a great way to ensure you’re using the most advanced and up to date equipment for your clients right from the start of your business.
If you photograph people and events for a living, your digital camera accessories and lenses are no doubt some of your most prized possessions. Canon Professional Services give you access to quick repairs, back up equipment, and regular check-ups for all your camera gear, so you’ll always have peace of mind to pursue your passion and business.
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