Canon U.S.A. Welcomes AbelCine as Its First Cinema Lens Service Partner

  Canon U.S.A. Welcomes AbelCine as Its First Cinema Lens Service Partner

  AbelCine to Provide Comprehensive Optical Service and Support for Users of
  Canon EF- and PL-Mount Cinema Lenses at New York City and Burbank, Calif.,

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- September 26, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today
that AbelCine, the U.S.-based motion picture equipment and service provider,
is the first official partner to join the Company’s new Cinema Lens Service
Partner Program.

As a Canon Cinema Lens Service Partner, AbelCine joins Canon’s existing
factory service facility network in providing comprehensive service and
support to users of Canon’s EF- and PL-mount Cinema Lenses. AbelCine will be
authorized to provide warranty repair, non-warranty repair, and preventative
maintenance on the full line of Canon EF- and PL-mount Cinema Lenses.

In order to qualify for authorization and participation in this new partner
program, AbelCine met stringent requirements set by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with
regard to service environments, installed tooling and the technical expertise
of its staff. AbelCine will participate in ongoing staff training by Canon
Technical Engineers, and regular calibration of all tooling and equipment will
be done to help ensure the highest level of technical support is provided to
Canon customers.

“Canon prides itself on providing first-class service and customer support for
professional clients. We understand that our commitment to our loyal customers
only begins at the point of sale. Our new Cinema Lens Service Partner program
looks to identify and align us with those organizations that match our own
commitment to service and reliability. We are happy to welcome AbelCine as our
first partner in this new program,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice
president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group,
Canon U.S.A.

“Since optics are such an integral component of the motion picture process, we
believe that providing the highest level of optical service is one of the most
important ways to support our customers,” stated Rich Abel, vice president and
chief operating officer of AbelCine. “We’re impressed with the level of
commitment Canon has made to servicing their Cinema EOS customers, and proud
to be a Cinema Lens Service Partner.”

AbelCine technicians will be qualified to perform detailed function checks on
all Canon Cinema prime and zoom lenses, including diagnosis of issues, as well
as lens disassembly, maintenance, adjustment and cleaning.

AbelCine’s New York City and Burbank, Calif., locations will begin offering
Canon Cinema Lens Service to end-users in the fourth quarter of 2013.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up
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About AbelCine

AbelCine, established in 1989, is a leading supplier of professional film and
digital equipment with facilities in New York City, Burbank, CA and Chicago,
IL. Core services include equipment sales, rental and technical service,
digital media services, and training. The company is a Canon Professional
Production System Reseller. For more information, visit

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.


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