Your next camera includes a free safety net: Canon bundles CarePAK Plus plan with cameras, lenses


posted Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 5:29 PM EST


Picture this: You've just brought home your brand new Canon 5DS R and you're looking forward to putting its high-resolution power to the test out in the beautiful, but harsh, wilderness. At the back of your mind, though, your camera's minty-fresh newness leads you to baby it, perhaps passing up some photo opportunities out of a concern for your new gear. Wouldn't you feel better if you knew that Canon USA had your back?

Now you won't have to worry about giving your camera the kid glove treatment, because new qualifying Canon camera gear purchased from authorized US retailers now through July 30th will be eligible for free Canon CarePAK Plus protection for thirteen months. The normal cost of the protection varies depending on the product, but it's around $500 for the EOS 5DS R for 24 months of protection and $600 for the same coverage for a 1D X. This ongoing promotion is quite the deal! Keep in mind that you must register your new product within 30 days of purchase.

The long list of qualifying products includes the following camera bodies: EOS-1D X, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D and EOS 7D Mark II. The qualifying lenses are: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, EF-17-40mm f/4L USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 70-20mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM.

Perks of CarePAK Plus protection include one instance of protection from accidental damage (such as a drop), additional hardware coverage for wear and tear, priority service with free returns, $0 deductible, and much more. If you enjoy the free CarePAK Plus protection, you can extend it after your 13 promotional months are up.

For more information on CarePAK Plus, see here. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for the promotion and the terms and conditions.

This is a great bonus so if you've been thinking about buying one of the products listed above, now seems like as good a time as any. You can find the latest deals and prices on the qualifying gear through the links above.