3rd March, 2015
Initially announced at Photokina 2014, Professional photographers in Germany can benefit from valuable help and extra peace of mind with the launch of Sony Imaging PRO Support. This is the first time that Sony have offered this service in Europe, applications for which can be submitted from today with the programme going fully live on 1st April 2015.
There’s no membership fee for the service that’s offered to professional photographers[i] who own at least two Sony α camera bodies and three Sony α lenses from the qualifying list detailed in this release.
Benefits of the programme include a dedicated telephone help desk offering professional photographers support using their α camera equipment. There’s a free collection and return service for units requiring repairs, plus a free back-up loan unit to keep professional photographers up and running.
In addition, enrolled Sony Imaging PRO Support customers can benefit from a free twice-yearly image sensor cleaning service and firmware check-up to keep their cameras in top condition.
The Sony Imaging PRO support programme is now live in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States. Rollout in other European countries is currently under consideration.
Qualifying Camera’s and Lenses[ii]
Camera Bodies Group ‘A’ Camera Bodies Group ‘B’
α77 α7 II
α77 II NEX-7
α A-mount lenses:α E-mount lenses:
[i]The programme is designed for professional photographers and as such, applicants will need to provide proof of their revenue stream generated from their photography work.
[ii]At least one of the owned camera’s needs to be in ’Group A’ of the qualifying list
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