woehlerking wrote in post #10510186
This may sound nieve but why would canon care if it is stolen.Also I have many lenses that have no receipt none are stolen.
They care, apparently. If an owner provides proof of ownership and reports it to Canon, it is flagged. There has been at least one report in these forums of a person buying a used lens and having it confiscated when they had it sent in for servicing.
SkipD wrote in post #10509999
The lens could be stolen. I can understand Canon requiring proof of legitimate ownership.
You're the only one. The vast majority of people do NOT keep receipts for their purchases. They must all have been stolen.
malla1962 wrote in post #10509906
This is true but the date code does not indicate the original owner.Canon warranties are not transferable.
Incorrect. Read the terms of the warranty--warranty will transfer in cases where it is given as a "gift". In other words, all you need is a copy of the original receipt. It's amazing how many people get this fact WRONG.