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Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service

Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service

*UPDATE*
We’ve re-opened with a few procedural changes. We will implement these changes on an order-by-order basis.

Original Story
This story pretty much only affects Canadian customers of Lens Rentals Canada, though it has started to make its way around the web.

I own Lens Rentals Canada and have been dealing with the theft of our items while they’ve been in transit with Canada Post. We have only been telling our customers about the issue and had a splash screen on our web site explaining we weren’t taking any new orders. We are doing our absolute best to honour reservations already in queue. We never released this information to the media. However it hit Reddit, and well… that was that. It’s all over the place now.

I did a little interview with CBC here in Canada, although there’s not much I know about the situation at hand. We do hope to have a resolution one way or another in the coming week or so.

There have only been a few instances where I’ve crossed over LRC and Canon Rumors, but I figured I’d answer to the emails I have been receiving from readers that know I wear both hats. I thank all of our customers for their kind words and support, it has been a stressful few weeks for everyone at Lens Rentals Canada and we’ll do our best to do what’s right for you.

Read more about Lens Rentals Canada at CBC

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March, Lenses & Stuff

5D Mark III
I keep getting stuff in regards to a March 2011 camera launch. Most people seem to be pointing to a 5D Mark III type of camera. There’s nothing in the way of specs yet.

A good source continues to say a 5D3 replacement will be coming well before a 1Ds3 replacement.

With the production issues with the new lenses, I’m not overly optimistic about a camera body or lenses coming in March. We’ll see how these rumors shake out.

Flash
Received a claim from someone this week that they’re testing a replacement to the 580 EX II.

Lenses
The only lens outside of the regular stuff I’ve received recently has been in regards to a 17-40 f/4L replacement. I’m told to expect it with the march camera launch and it will have IS. I’d CR1 this one.

Where have I been?
Things are slow and I’ve been dealing with being sick, some personal stuff and working on some Canon Rumors improvements.

I am off to Kenya on November 28 and will be returning mid December. I will have internet access for 95% of the trip and will still be checking emails and posting here.

I have a lot of stuff to review while away.

Lens Rentals Canada
If you’re Canadian, I’m offering free shipping until 2011 when you rent a lens or camera body. We’ll still be open when I’m away!

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Reviews, Rentals & Thanks

Rumors
A few things may be coming soon, I’m waiting for the good sources to pipe up.

Photozona.de
Photozone has completed their review of the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

The review is very favorable outside of pricing. We all knew it was going to cost a lot more than the previous version, we can all dream though.

Check out the review here: http://www.photozone.de/

Lens Rentals Canada
Canadians may have seen ads for a site called Lens Rentals Canada.

I am partnered in the new Canadian company. We have no affiliation with LensRentals.com in the US, even though Roger is a great guy!

Our goal at Lens Rentals Canada is to create the easiest, most efficient and most enjoyable online rental experience in the country. There will be some bumps along the way, but we’re committed to the best customer service in the country.

We stock lots and will be adding more stuff as demand dictates. The first week of launch has been great!

If it seems I’ve disappeared a bit lately, this is why!

http://www.lensrentalscanada.com

Downtown Camera (Toronto)
I rarely show support for photography stores out there. There are so many great ones. I’d be doing it a lot. So I like to keep it for very special occasions.

Downtown Camera in Toronto, Canada did me a huge favor and I just wanted to say “thanks” here.

www.downtowncamera.com

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