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Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 3,133
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: Canon 70-200 L IS 2.8


ebiggs1 wrote:

"Surely you jest!!"   Surely!  Smiley Wink

 

Didn't your most recent pean (?) to film in this forum take place less than a week ago?

 

As a hobby for funsy.  Don't take things so seriously there Robert.  Smiley Happy

  


"paean". The one time I get cocky and don't spellcheck, ...  Smiley Frustrated

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Registered: ‎03-03-2017

Re: Canon 70-200 L IS 2.8

I know I'm late to the party here, but...I feel your pain.

 

I was told the exact same thing when I took my first gen version to the CPS center in Burbank last week.

 

I got mine in 2007.

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-28-2017

Re: Canon 70-200 L IS 2.8

just got an email from Canon Rumor : 

 

here is a list of 

These products have reached the end of their service period and will no longer be eligible for CPS:

  • EOS 50D
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Extender EF1.4x II
  • Extender EF2x II
  • Battery Grip BG-E2



Read more: http://www.canonrumors.com#ixzz4aaBJj4cg

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 3,133
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: Canon 70-200 L IS 2.8


luigidionisio wrote:

just got an email from Canon Rumor : 

 

here is a list of 

These products have reached the end of their service period and will no longer be eligible for CPS:

  • EOS 50D
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Extender EF1.4x II
  • Extender EF2x II
  • Battery Grip BG-E2



Read more: http://www.canonrumors.com#ixzz4aaBJj4cg


I'm surprised to see the two extenders on the list, since they're only one revision behind the newest of their type.

 

And I'm irked to see the 50D there, because I still have one. The 50D was one of Canon's best cameras. It seemed to have a low rate of complaints; and like the T2i, it was a significant improvement over its predecessor. I got a lot of good pictures with mine. The only beef I remember having is that it had no IR receiver and therefore couldn't respond to the usual remote triggers.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 4,374
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Canon 70-200 L IS 2.8

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RobertTheFat wrote:

luigidionisio wrote:

just got an email from Canon Rumor : 

 

here is a list of 

These products have reached the end of their service period and will no longer be eligible for CPS:

  • EOS 50D
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Extender EF1.4x II
  • Extender EF2x II
  • Battery Grip BG-E2



Read more: http://www.canonrumors.com#ixzz4aaBJj4cg


I'm surprised to see the two extenders on the list, since they're only one revision behind the newest of their type.

 

And I'm irked to see the 50D there, because I still have one. The 50D was one of Canon's best cameras. It seemed to have a low rate of complaints; and like the T2i, it was a significant improvement over its predecessor. I got a lot of good pictures with mine. The only beef I remember having is that it had no IR receiver and therefore couldn't respond to the usual remote triggers.


I have worked for a manufacturer of electronic items before, and I have seen what end of support looks like from the inside..  It is highly probable that Canon has run out of stock on ALL [types] of the spare parts for those products, most likely because the assemblies and their sub-components are no longer manufactured. [Canon may only have had partial inventory of spare parts for those products.]

 

If I were in Canon's shoes, I would sell off the remaining inventory of parts for those items to a third party who wants to offer repair services on those items.  No doubt, there are third parties out there who might be eager to snatch up Canon's inventory.

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Posts: 1,541
Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: Canon 70-200 L IS 2.8

t was last sold 7 years ago, so they are beyond the legally required time to service it.

 

The below wording is California Law.

 

Every manufacturer making an express warranty with respect to an electronic or appliance product described in subdivision (h), (i), (j), or (k) of Section 9801 of the Business and Professions Code, with a wholesale price to the retailer of one hundred dollars ($100) or more, shall make available to service and repair facilities sufficient service literature and functional parts to effect the repair of a product for at least seven years after the date a product model or type was manufactured, regardless of whether the seven-year period exceeds the warranty period for the product.

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