With an estimated 327 million photographs to be taken of the Royal Wedding, according to recent research by Nikon, the major manufacturers are ramping up their operations to offer dedicated service points for their professional users from Thursday 28 April.
Nikon is setting up its Service Depot in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, a few meters away from Westminster Abbey where Kate Middleton and Prince Williams will marry on 29 April.
Nikon Professional Service members will benefit from free camera checks and sensor and lens cleaning services. They will also be able to loan Nikon equipment if needed.
Accredited professional users of Canon will, however, have to reach New Oxford Street, 1.4 miles away to gain access to a complimentary camera sensor clean and check service at the Pro Lounge at Jacobs. Canon users will also be able to have the cameras repaired and borrow equipment on an emergency basis.
Professional service technicians from both manufacturers will be on hand on Thursday 28 April, as well as on the day of the Royal Wedding. Canon and Nikon will also offer free WiFi access for photographers to wire their images before and after the event.
The Nikon Service Depot will be located in the Albert Suite in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (2nd Floor), opposite Westminster Abbey and will be open from 9.30am - 5.30pm.
Canon Professional Services will be located downstairs in the Pro Lounge at Jacobs, 74 New Oxford Street and will be open from 10am until 6pm on Thursday and 9am until 6pm on Friday.
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