How do we know the promotion is coming? Yesterday Canon USA released a CarePAK PLUS promo video on their YouTube channel with the dates “05/01/16 – 07/31/2016” appearing at the end of it. However, after originally embedding that video into this post, its permission level was suddenly set to Private (and therefore unviewable).
So which products will be eligible for the CarePAK PLUS coverage? Well, we’re not 100% sure yet (the marketing representative I spoke to at Canon did not have that information yet). Below you’ll find the cameras and lenses which qualified for the previous CarePAK PLUS program, and it’s probably a safe bet that they’ll be covered in the new program as well. We assume the EOS-1D X Mark II and 80D will also be included in this promotion, but that’s just speculation for now.
Previously Eligible Camera Bodies/Kits
- EOS-1D X Body
- EOS 5D Mark III Body
- EOS 5DS Body
- EOS 5DS R Body
- EOS 5D Mark III EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit
- EOS 5D Mark III EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit
- EOS 6D Body
- EOS 6D EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit
- EOS 6D EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Kit
- EOS 7D Mark II Body
- EOS 7D Mark II EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Kit
Previously Eligible Lenses
- EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
- EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
- EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
- EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
- EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
- EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
- EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
In addition, lenses included with eligible body were covered. For example, if a customer purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens kit, the lens will was covered since it is included in the box with the body (also known as a “hard bundle”).
For more information, check out Canon USA’s CarePAK PLUS Promo page.