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. While it is nice to know when it was made, it means nothing to the end use of it. In my opinion though most of the older primes are built far better than the newer ones for durability. Screamin Scott wrote: A lot less that can fail on the older mechanical lenses as opposed to newer electronic models. This Sony a7R III review takes you on a tour of this camera’s specs, features, image quality, video capabilities, and much more. The Nikon D might be old, but it still packs a punch for new photographers that want a solid camera without spending a ton of money. In this Fujifilm X-E3 review, learn about the specs, features, pros, cons, and more of this excellent entry-level mirrorless camera. If you’re not sure which camera bag options are right for you, check out this comparison of camera shoulder bags and camera backpacks.
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Can somebody explain: 1- which is the REAL serial number 2- what is the second number for. I guess the plain number would do just fine for insurance company. The lens serial number is The warranty card has the “L” to designate that the warranty applies to a lens of that serial number.
I know many Nikon users are complaining by saying that the Nikkor lens line have asked me about a NIKON F5 Serial number & Manufacturers date guide.
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. My opinions are my own and not those of DPR or its administration.
They carry no ‘special’ value except to me and Lacie of course. Very limited date information, perhaps not too useful for the intended purpose, but not “no date information”. Once upon a time Fuji encoded manufacturing dates in the serial numbers of some of their cameras.
Dating nikon f3
Have you ever wondered how old is your Canon lens? If you buy a new lens from an authorized dealer, the chances are, the lens was manufactured fairly recently. So if you bought your lens new, you have a good idea how old your lens is.
I currently have limited time for research so serial numbers for current models may not be up to date. If you bought a new lens (or camera) recently please let me.
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs. In February of , we announced in an update that the shutter in some Nikon D digital SLR cameras manufactured between October through June may not function normally, sometimes resulting in a shading of a portion of images. Since that time, we have learned that the same issue may affect D cameras manufactured from July through September and from July through September For those who have already purchased a D and would like to have their camera serviced for this issue, free of charge, Nikon service centers will service cameras as indicated below.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused. Identifying affected D cameras To check whether or not your camera may be one of those affected by this issue, click the Check Your Serial Number button below and enter your D’s serial number as instructed. If your D camera is one of those that may be affected, instructions for obtaining service will be displayed. If your D camera is not one of those to which this issue may apply, rest assured that service to your D camera as to this issue is not necessary and you may continue using your D camera without concern for this issue.
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, as confirmed with the serial number check above, you will be provided with the necessary information to obtain service for this issue free of charge. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may have caused you.
The Nikon SLR Serial Number/Date Thread.
Early Nikon F’s. Early F Features include: The first or so F’s had cloth shutter curtains before the titanium curtains became available. They may have been a separate, earlier production run. Originally the American importer of Nikon was strongly against the new Nikon SLR, and fought against its introduction. A self timer with slanted serrations and sharp edges The prism is engraved Nippon Kogaku rather than silk screened.
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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?
Determining age of a Nikon lens
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.
Nikon lens serial numbers and dates. – posted in Knowledge Support: See: http:// Dave Whiteley.
They sure look pretty and have found a very special place in the Hasselblad aficionado’s display case. Ric Nordin has identified those cameras in his book Hasselblad System Compendium and through his kind permission and that of Hove Press we are reproducing his chapter on these cameras. Limited production cameras with special features have been issued on several occasions to commemorate particular events.
They are generally individually serial numbered as well as having the normal serial numbers. The first of each series was retained by the factory for display in their museum. This special camera was issued in to mark the 25 years since the introduction of the F. The plate has Victor Hasselblad’s signature engraved on it and an individual serial number. The bodies are in the serial number range UP xxx-UI xxx- not a single block of serial numbers.
The film magazines used were made in and and the lenses generally in the serial number block xxx This camera was delivered in a special gold box with a blue and gold cloth strap over the box with two red seals on it. Inside the box were a commemorative booklet with a serial number seal and a card with a photo of Victor Hasselblad and his signature.
These bodies are distinguished by a small emblem on the front of the motor drive housing with an individual serial number. The lenses and film magazines have no special markings. There were cameras assembled in this special edition the first in chrome and the last in black.
How to Date your Hasselblad (but not in THAT way)
Our retail store has reopened. Learn more about what to expect when visiting our store. Please note this is a very early model Nikon F with serial number begining in dating to late or early
While date codes and the shorter serial number are still found on some lenses manufactured as late as , this inclusion will likely end.
It looks in good condition, save for marks on the viewfinder metal, small dings on the bottom, and some marks on the corners. The prism also has a small mark that can be seen when taken off, but will not affect the use of the camera. The finder is engraved with Nippon Kogaku Japan underneath. Okay, but we know you want to know, how sure are we that this Nikon F is indeed from ?
We did some research, like we always do, and found that the serial number of this unit — — is from the first batch of the Nikon F made from March to January 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 Nikon F owners refer to this list to see from which batch their unit belongs to. The Nikon F was produced from March to October That little bit of info may come in handy!
Been gunning to add a rare Nikon F to your vintage camera collection? Joy Celine Asto.
Nikon I, M and S
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.
In addition, with the N-F tube you could use the long lenses from the Nikon The first cameras were sold in , with a serial number block of 64xxxxx. At some.
Nikon I. Looking askance at cameras produced by Canon, Leitz and Contax, Nikon introduced early its first rangefinder camera: the Nikon Camera, nowadays known as Nikon I. This rangefinder camera has an image frame size of 32×24 mm. Leitz, Canon, Contax and many others used the 35 mm. The camera wasn’t, however, a success.
On the domestic market in Japan the camera was rather expensive, for the export American occupation army leaders were reluctant to promote this camera as it didn’t fit the standard Kodak slide format.