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Anybody living in Japan?

 
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Jun 27, 2010 23:44 |  #886

john-in-japan wrote in post #10436776 (external link)
Before I try to contact Canon here, let me get a clarification. You bought the camera on EBay India, received it with all the accessories except for the warranty card and are not paying the seller because you don't know if it is new or used (it has a refurbished sticker on it) and do not know where/when the camera was initially purchased and want to register your purchase at Canon in Japan using just the serial number to register it?

Yes, you got that right.

Have you called a Canon Service Center in India for advice?

Yes, I did, immediately after I failed to register it with Canon India website. Please refer that error message I got in my last post. They gave me an email ID with a Reference No.I emailed that person, no reply from him in spite of several reminders. But Canon India Support did ask me whether the serial no. contained a leading 0, which in my case is no, it doesn't.

Since the camera is made in Japan and sold worlwide, it may be difficult to know where it was initially sold - What has the seller told you?

The seller didn't tell me the source from where he got it.

If only the serial number is required to register it as you have stated, the camera may already be registered and anyone reading it here can probably register it.

I don't care if someone in these forums have registered it. In fact, you might also give it a go. Once registered, the details of registration IMHO would, or rather should, be in some database. Now, Canon Japan Support personnel can simply query that database and find out who has registered and when. So if its registered recently, then it would be someone who's read this post has done it, if its registered ages back, perhaps they can tell the name of the person who registered it & location of that person.If not registered, then its a smuggled item, not sold thru legal channels (regular retail channels).

I guess its Canon's policy to allow registrations only on the website of the country of origin or manufacture or purchase. For e.g., trying to register my cam in Canon Canada or Canon USA might not work, just as it didn't in Canon India. The serial no tells the origin/country of manufacture or country of sale and maybe other details.

Are there any signs of wear on the camera or anything that makes it look used? Does to work correctly?

I'm a newbie to digital cameras and photography in general. I followed the Getting Started Guide. As per that, the camera functioned correctly. And there are no visible signs of wear and tear, the screws don't seem to have been opened yet.

Why can't you register it with Canon India? Did they tell you the serial number does not match cameras sold into the India or Singapore market?

Yes, the website told me so. Please see that message I got from Canon India website. Why don't you try registering it yourself on Canon India?

I'll try to get you the Canon URL to register it here in Japan if I can find it.

That's all I need. The URL, please.




  
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Jun 28, 2010 03:24 |  #887

Good Luck -
Here is the URL: http://www.cig.canon-europe.com/ce/en_GB/ho​w_to_register.html (external link)
This in the English language registration site. You will need the disc that came with the camera.
Good luck,
John


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Jun 29, 2010 00:07 as a reply to  @ john-in-japan's post |  #888

@John,

Thank you for that URL. It says :

1.Insert the Canon Software CD bundled with your product to your computer.
2.Select your region, country and language and then click on the "Register" button.
3.Select your country from the country selection screen.
4.Follow the online instructions to complete the registration process.

Well, first off, the CD was not autoboot, had to run Setup.exe. I followed the above steps, 1 and when I got to 2, I could select my region (Asia), but there was no Register button, only an Install option was available. Nevertheless, I went ahead and installed the software, but even after that, there seems to be no option for registration.

May I know how you got to that URL?

BTW, I've removed my cam's serial no. in previous posts for abvious reasons.

UPDATE : I managed to register without the CD using this URL :
http://newsletter.cano​n-europe.com …p=/youconnect_n​ewsletter/ (external link)




  
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Jun 29, 2010 09:09 |  #889

**World Cup : Good luck, Japan**




  
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Jul 04, 2010 22:08 |  #890

New Photos in - Inside Japan II Gallery: http://kamogawa.smugmu​g.com/ (external link)
Lotus now in full bloom. More later. Apparently, morning is a better time for flower opening.
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Jul 06, 2010 05:05 |  #891

berry nice John :), commented


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Jul 06, 2010 07:34 |  #892

very nice serie John, lots of good images here, my favorites are 19-24-27 !

thanks for sharing


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Jul 06, 2010 20:08 |  #893

Thanks for the comments. I probably took too many Iris photos but could not resist. I went back after six days of rain and most had already bloomed. Now Hydrangeas are in full bloom most places. as well as Lotus. Hoping for a sunny morning to shoot them.
cheers,
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Jul 09, 2010 06:06 |  #894

I have to say I am no big fan of flower pictures in genreal, it is something I never really learned to appreciate :)

anyway I think it is very good to go out and shoot thoses, it such a relaxing and fun thing to do, you are so right to do it, just keep enjoying your thing ! :)


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Jul 09, 2010 20:34 |  #895

I might be to Narita festival tomorrow, is there a chance to find you there John ?

drop me a line at website AT alaindavreux DOT com if you do, I will give you my cell number ;)


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Jul 10, 2010 09:35 |  #896

edit : forget it I cannot make it, next time then ! :)


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Jul 11, 2010 12:58 |  #897

Lotus in full bloom near my home, propagated from ancient seeds:


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Jul 13, 2010 16:59 |  #898

Perfect isolation. nice blend of white to purples. 180L?


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Jul 13, 2010 22:54 |  #899

Yes 180L. I am liking that lens more and more as a prime and for macro.
John


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Jul 14, 2010 05:57 |  #900

did you try the 100 IS too ? it is very good, light, and quite cheap I think !


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