The camera have nice serial:. I see follow this thread but i can not find out the year of manufactured. Please help me nikon know about my first film Camera. Thank a lot. Seems to nikon a SN of the late 80′ www. The year of manufacture must printed under the hinge of the film door in a code. The serial must is not as exact an indicator as that coded imprint. For whatever reason this date imprint was used on the F3 and as the best information seems to indicate it is must dating way to establish the month and final digit of the year dating manufacture. However due to thge excessive range of manufacture you must use a bit of educated guesswork to pin down the actual 2 digit year, and this is where the earlier mentioned date of sale must dating comes in handy.
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We referred to this nifty list of Nikon F serial numbers and production dates put together by Richard de Stoutz. On a side note, we recommend.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Just like any product with a serial number, the one found on your Nikon lens is a way to identify the model. Unlike cars and other larger items, the serial number on a Nikon DSLR lens can repeat on the same models. A lens serial number gives you and potential repairers a chance to look up more information about the lens you own. Sometimes the serial numbers are even used repeatedly and on different models and the length of the numbers differs depending on when the lenses were produced.
This can be very confusing for most people and understandably so. Typically, a serial number will have 6 digits, but when production of the lens goes beyond , the length of the number will vary. The most important part of the Nikon lens serial number is the first digit. This gives an indication of where it was made. This is why lenses that have reached production over , have a different serial number length. This is just a guide of what you can expect from looking at the serial number on your Nikon lens.
Serial numbers can be found in different places on your lens.
How to Date your Hasselblad (but not in THAT way)
Remember me. Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. Screamin Scott wrote: There are no “date codes” per se on lenses
Nikon F with serial number begining in dating to late or early Mount Condition. No Issues Found. Lens Mount Type. Nikon F. Light Meter.
How old is your Canon lens? With either the lens’ serial number or date code, that question can be answered. While date codes and the shorter serial number are still found on some lenses, this inclusion will likely end completely. We loved the date code because it made aging a lens easy. However, now we can age a lens based on the serial number alone. For information on determining the age of a predigit serial number lens, see the section on interpreting the old date code below.
To age a Canon lens using the digital serial number, we dissect the serial number as follows:.
Remember me. Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. Joves wrote: He is just trying to help with what the real priority should be.
Hasselblad bodies and most film backs have serial numbers that begin You can do a similar process with the Zeiss lenses that mount on your.
Instructive post by The Digital Picture. How to know the age of your Canon glass? First, let’s quote The Digital Picture’s post:. While date codes and the shorter serial number are still found on some lenses manufactured as late as , this inclusion will likely end completely. We loved the date code because it made aging a lens easy. However, now we can age a lens based on the serial number alone. So, want to know the age of a lens using the 10 digits serial numbers?
No problem. And what about lenses made before the 10 digits system? Check the date code beside the rear lens element, see image below.
Lens age vs serial number
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Look for serial numbers in the 56xxxx to 59xxxx range for the best chance of success. Picture F2SB w/ DP-3 Finder. Finally, we have the DP-3 .
One of the pleasures of vintage lenses is the history they carry with them. After some research, I think I have the answers. The serial number of my lens is , but to put this in context I gathered a list of the serial numbers and mount types of other examples. The difference in labelled focal lengths might just be a difference in rounding. For serial numbers with eight digits, the second digit is often the last digit of the year.
However, the decade is ambiguous.
Want To Know How Old Your Canon Lens Is?
Lenses plays an important component in any 35mm SLR photographic system and it is also one of the most important element in deciding to choose a particular label to build a system. Nikon knows it and so do others. Few key areas in the Nikon system lead in technology and performance. From now on they need to take full advantage of them by introducing capable camera models to catapult the Company back to drivers seat – instead of letting many Nikon photographers take the second fiddlers role to others I thought so too, except such a combination is like a 4-legged friend that has one of its legs chopped off.
The camera’s serial number is the 7-digit number indicated by the red frame in the image above. Resolution If your D camera may be affected.
I bought Nikon Micro 55mm great lens and I am just curious how old is the lens. The serial number is It would be helpful to know exactly which model this 55mm macro is. An image of the lens may help, also. ShunCheung , May 19, Hard to nail down based on the serial number range provided in Shun’s link that spans 26 years and puts yours somewhere in the middle of that range. Assuming a constant production output, I’d guesstimate about 25 years. Dieter Schaefer , May 19, The AI-S version was in production from to , but the AF era started towards the end of the ‘s and the AF, pre-D version was introduced in Back around , AF was still very primitive and plenty of people preferred manual-focus lenses.
As a very rough, ballpark estimate, I would probably drop the last decade from that to period. This lens is likely from the mid to late ‘s. However, IMO it is far more important whether an old lens is well kept over the decades than the exact production date, and a new lens could potentially sit on some shelf for a couple of years after leaving the factory.
Determining the Age of a Canon Lens Using Serial Numbers and Date Codes
Does Nikon or someone else publish camera mfg date based on serial number? That is, if my Dxxxx has a particular serial number, is there anywhere that I can find date or at least month and year when that particular camera was made or shipped from the original manufacturing plant? As you can see That said, Nikon can run the serial number and get that information from a data base.
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All cameras have a serial number starting with , referring to the date (September ) Nikon S with early 8-digit serial number + contemporary 5cm lens.
Discussion in ‘ 35mm Cameras and Accessories ‘ started by Ashfaque , May 18, Share This Page. Thread Tools. May 18, 1. Messages: Bests, Ashfaque. May 18, 2. Messages: 1, May 18, 3. Thanks Michael. May 18, 4. Messages: 3, May 18, 5. F3 is pretty easy to determine.