How useful is the Canon online product registration site?

Started Jan 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: How useful is the Canon online product registration site?
In reply to ARPRINCE, Jan 31, 2014

Does registering the camera or lens affect or extend the warranty?

At first I thought it did, like with Nikon (*), but I bought three new EF lenses last summer and went online to register them -- maybe I missed something, but I couldn't find any advantage to doing the registration. It seems to just provide Canon with personal info.

(*) if you register a Nikkor lens within 10 days, your warranty gets extended from 1 year to 5. Apparently Nikon hopes most people will be like me and wait 18 months before sending in the (now useless) registration.
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