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Sony Bring Imaging PRO Support Programme to the UK

Press release   •   Apr 21, 2016 10:00 BST

Offers Premium Support and Service to Professional Photographers in the UK

Sony today announced the expansion of its Imaging PRO Support programme to include the UK. The programme is scheduled to start in the UK in September 2016 and continues to gain momentum as an increasing amount of professional photographers are switching to Sony cameras.

Imaging PRO Support offers advice and help to members including a dedicated telephone help desk offering professional photographers support in 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, members can benefit from a free twice-yearly image sensor cleaning service and firmware check-up to keep their cameras in top condition.

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 beneath.

The Sony Imaging PRO support programme is now live in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the United States. Rollout in other European countries is currently under consideration.

Qualifying Camera’s and Lenses

Camera Bodies Group ‘A’

A: SLT-A99(V)

SLT-A77(V)

ILCA-77M2

ILCE-7R

ILCE-7RM2

ILCE-7S

ILCE-7SM2

DSC-RX1

DSC-RX1R

DSC-RX1RM2

Camera Bodies Group ‘B’

B: ILCE-7

ILCE-7M2

NEX-7

α A-mount lenses:α E-mount

SAL100M28

SAL135F18Z

SAL135F28

SAL1635Z

SAL1635Z2

SAL1680Z

SAL16F28

SAL2470Z

SAL2470Z2

SAL24F20Z

SAL300F28G

SAL300F28G2

SAL35F14G

SAL500F40G

SAL50F14Z

SAL70200G

SAL70200G2

SAL70300G

SAL70300G2

SAL70400G

SAL70400G2

SAL85F14Z

SEL1670Z

SEL2470Z

SEL24F18Z

SEL35F28Z

SEL55F18Z

SEL70200G

SELP18105G

SEL1635Z

SELP28135G

SEL35F14Z

SEL90M28G

SEL85F14GM

SEL2470GM

SEL70200GM

SEL70300G

For more information, please contact Hope&Glory PR on sonydi@hopeandglorypr.com and 0203 588 9700.

[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. Sony reserves the right to judge individual cases on their merits. 

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