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August 03, 2008

Canon and Nikon Professional Services in Beijing

As with previous Olympics, CPS and NPS will offer loan, repair, and technical services at the Main Press Center during the Games. Photographers will have access to camera bodies and lenses while taking advantage of free equipment repair services. CPS and NPS will also have limited loaner equipment available for short-term evaluation.

CPS will be available to accredited professional photographers and CPS members during the Olympics at the MPC in Beijing, and at the Qingdao Sailing Press Center and Hong Kong Equestrian Press Center. MPC services will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 4 and will run through the end of the Games on August 28. CPS will be open from 9:00-17:00 through August 7, with normal hours of 7:00-23:00 beginning on August 8.

NPS will operate on the same schedule, with regular hours (7:00-23:00) beginning on August 7 instead of August 8. Because of import restrictions in China, loaner equipment from both CPS and NPS will be in shorter supply than in the past, so depending on availability, bodies and lenses may only be allowed out on loan while a photographer’s equipment is being repaired, and not for the duration of the Games. Photographers should visit CPS and NPS in the MPC with any questions, as representatives may not respond to emails until after the Olympics.

If you’re a professional photographer not covering the Olympics and would like more information on joining CPS and NPS for free equipment loans, rush repair services, and service discounts, email CPS or visit the NPS website.


A selection equipment available at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Photo provided by NPS.


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Thanks for posting the photo of the room full of lens boxes. As a poor sports photographer, I would LOVE to be let loose in that room! I hope your bejing experience goes very well.

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