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Apr 11, 2012 21:30 |  #1

This showed up today... thought it was pretty cool.
All part of the CPS Gold program. My only cost to use it for two weeks
is pay the shipping and insurance back.

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A Nice ID MkIV and 70-200 Mark II to play with for two weeks

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My real aim in all this is to compare the Mark IV to my 7D and see if I see $3500 difference and figure if the 70-200 F 2.8 is that much better than my 70-200 F4.
Hopefully doing this hands on will give a much more definitive answer than reading reviews and hearing other about other folks experiences. We'll see...

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Apr 11, 2012 21:35 |  #2

Very nice. More info on this program?


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Apr 11, 2012 21:37 |  #3

J.Litton wrote in post #14250991 (external link)
Very nice. More info on this program?

More than you will want to read from the CPS site

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Apr 11, 2012 21:52 |  #4

shipping with insurance back can cost a quite a bit...

we got a 400mm 2.8 once... shipping it back was not cheap




  
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Apr 12, 2012 00:18 |  #5

whatever it costs to ship it back, it's less than buying or renting would have cost for 2 weeks.




  
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Apr 12, 2012 00:22 |  #6

J.Litton wrote in post #14250991 (external link)
Very nice. More info on this program?

Canon Professional Service members are allowed to try equipment. Don't view it as a rental because they don't guarantee any dates on the trials.


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Apr 12, 2012 03:09 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #7

Hey that's a great idea! I think I'll ask Canon UK if I can borrow a 1DX and a 500 f/4.
On second thoughts I don't need to hear any foul language so I'll leave it.




  
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Apr 12, 2012 05:06 |  #8

OK I see where Gold members get service loaners I guess if your camera is being services. I still don't see where it says that they will send you gear to try out.

This would be very useful when I'm stateside.


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Apr 12, 2012 05:36 |  #9

Never mind I found it. "Equipment Evaluation Loan". Can you explain a little more how that works. Do you just say that you want to evaluate a Canon Mark IV and 70-200 f/2.8 and they ship it to you???

What equipment do you get to pick from and whats the limits of that?


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Apr 12, 2012 06:10 |  #10

rick_reno wrote in post #14251611 (external link)
whatever it costs to ship it back, it's less than buying or renting would have cost for 2 weeks.

That's true. I wonder what insurance on $8k worth of gear is? Also, where does this stuff ship out of? Can I get it from the Canon Service Center in Jamesburg, NJ? That's only ~45 min. drive from me.


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Apr 12, 2012 06:38 |  #11

Mine ships from Newport News VA. They will not let you stop by and pick it up.
You have to give them two weeks notice and even then it is subject to availability.
Still a very valuable option to me.


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Apr 12, 2012 06:54 |  #12

Garry Gibson wrote in post #14252400 (external link)
Mine ships from Newport News VA. They will not let you stop by and pick it up.
You have to give them two weeks notice and even then it is subject to availability.
Still a very valuable option to me.

I was thinking more in terms of being able to drop it off in person and save the shipping / insurance costs. I wouldn't mind trying a 5DIII and a 70-200 f/2.8 II to see how they stack up against my 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 I.


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Apr 12, 2012 09:40 |  #13

Mk1Racer wrote in post #14252331 (external link)
That's true. I wonder what insurance on $8k worth of gear is? Also, where does this stuff ship out of? Can I get it from the Canon Service Center in Jamesburg, NJ? That's only ~45 min. drive from me.

Back when I collected shotguns, I shipped a few of them off and had them insured for $10k to $12k, depending on the gun. Insurance on these was about $100 and up to $120, the only hassle was I had to show up at UPS with the boxes open, they wanted to check if the packing was good. Don't know if that's a general thing they do or just my local office.




  
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Apr 12, 2012 10:17 |  #14

booja wrote in post #14251057 (external link)
shipping with insurance back can cost a quite a bit...

we got a 400mm 2.8 once... shipping it back was not cheap

Can't be more than $100-$150 defintely lot cheaper than renting. Here 1dmk4 rents for $450 for a week. 70-200mmf 2.8 IS II is $165 for 2 weeks. So total more than $600.


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Apr 12, 2012 10:21 |  #15

I rented a 300 f/2.8 IS from CPS last year... Sadly I ended up with a soft version of it, totally underwhelmed... Regardless, they usually make you insure it less then what its worth (their value probably), so I only had to insure the 300mm for like $3200 or something - Still pricey though.

I plan to rent a lens or two from them this year. Not sure which though. :P Great program.


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