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Heavy Increase in Spam E-mail

Due to a heavy increase in spam e-mail (we believe a bot subscribed us to several thousand otherwise legitimate newsletters) we have needed to start blocking all e-mail from foreign country codes. That means that if you try to write to us from, for example, an Australian .au account or Denmark .dk address, we won't get your mail. We occassionally get rental requests from people visiting Canada, so we are not pleased to need to do this. However, recent changes in European privacy laws have meant we no longer able to have many customers from outside Canada.

If you have an e-mail addess with a foreign country code, you can still contact us on Facebook.

Increased Rental Prices

We are taking a pounding from high shipping costs due to the continued Canada Post union problems. The other carriers are now also full and often deliver late, resulting in us sometimes needing to refund rental fees and pay for the return shipping with no revenue. The shipping for some rentals is so high, we lose money doing them, even with our currently higher prices.

We don't want to raise prices further, since we know rentals during the Christmas season can be particularly important for photographers. However, to recover from these circumstances, prices will not fully return to pre-October values after the Canada Post union problems are fully solved.

We may also need to consider additional fees for very-long-distance or remote-location customers where costs that leave just a few dollars left for us are no longer possible.

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Database Errors

Database error messages are presently preventing many parts of the website from working. We are investigating.

Lead Time to Increase

Lead time required for reservations will be increased in the weeks ahead. We will require more time to prepare reservations and will not be able to serve short-notice orders.

We expect normal lead times will return in May.

New Rentals Suspended

We have suspended new rentals on lenslenders.ca while Canada Post operations remain uncertain.

Most existing reservations will be filled. If we are not able to supply a reservation, we will contact the customer and issue a refund.

If you have an exceptional need to rent a lens or camera, please contact us at mail@lenslenders.ca or 888-951-6772.

Rentals to customers in the London, Ontario area are possible without additional charges.

Outside of the London area, an extra charge minimum of $50 will be required due to the higher costs of alternate couriers.

We are watching the Canada Post negotiations closely.

Used Equipment For Sale

We have some used equipment for sale. If interested, please write to mail@lenslenders.ca

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Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM IS

This is the version I, trombone-slide zoom model. No known problems or defects. No scratches or marks on glass. Includes tripod mount ring, front & rear caps, soft case and hood. See photos for notable marks on body.

Free shipping in Canada.

$900 + taxes

Photos

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Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM IS

This is the version I, trombone-slide zoom model. No known problems or defects. No scratches or marks on glass. Includes tripod mount ring, front & rear caps, soft case. HOOD MISSING. See photos for notable marks on body.

Free shipping in Canada.

$875 + taxes

Photos

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Nikon 12-24mm f/4 G ED AF-S DX

This is a DX lens best suited for APS-C sized sensor cameras. It will work on many FX cameras but at reduced megapixel resolution.

The front element of this lens has TWO SCRATCHES. The largest measures about 11mm long and the other about 1mm. The scratches have no visible effect on images, as best as I am able to see.

Includes front & rear caps. HOOD MISSING. No notable marks on body. See photos.

Free shipping in Canada.

$400 + taxes

Photos

Shorter rental terms and new pricing calculations

Ever evolving, ever improving, we are implementing some changes to our rental service. Shorter rental terms are now possible and pricing is now calculated in a new way. Reservations can still be placed for up to a year in advance for (almost) any duration above the minimum.