The Canon lens date code in the sample picture indicates that this I know the lens model because I took the picture - not from the date code was made in Utsunomiya, Japan in September 2003. Is there a space where the plate should be? Prior to 1986, this letter is moved to the last position of the date code. Thanks in advance for any advice! Here's a little hint if they have no information about that camera whatsoever, then you can pretty much guarantee that that's a counterfeit camera. Please send any discrepancies you find. Caveat emptor in buying used gear from questionable sources. You now know the manufacture date for your lens - But - You cannot know how long the lens was in inventory, in shipping transit and on a shelf until it was originally purchased without having the original receipt or a reputable person accurately informing you.
Problem Description Please provide the description of the problem. Perhaps there's a program from Canon that can get this info? There is an absolute definite answer for this one and it is the only one that you should ever even consider. Addendum At Bryan Carnathan's site, , the article shows a table for converting the first two digits of the serial number of a Canon lens. Interestingly, this page indicates that as of 2016, at least some lenses still have this date code stamped on them contradicting other references that say the date code system was phased out in 2010 or 2011: The date codes restarted at 'A' again in 2012. He said his 450D has a serial number sticker on the bottom of it as pictured in Mike's photo above.
I actually bought a used Nikon camera one time at a yard sale and I had a problem with some of the mechanism inside and I had no idea how to fix it and a camera shop told me it was going to cost quite a bit of money to fix. On your 17-40, you have correctly identified the date code. I then add this to a database for insurance reasons. I was going to call the insurance company this a. Make sure you have your serial number that usually located inside the battery compartment of your camera or at least on the outside where the information is about that camera. Scroll all the way down to the bottom and the Camera Body Number will be displayed as the next to last item.
We'll send you instructions to send your camera in for service without the serial number. How many of you have looked at the serial number on your camera lately? The question doesn't include a programming language or any contsraints so the best answer currently is to use. You contact Canon customer service you give them that serial number and they will tell you everything there is to tell you about that camera. Serial numbers are just numbers, with no letters, at least all the ones I've seen are. The Canon lens date code chart is shown below.
If the screen was usable then I suspect I could get it via this works on my ixus 105. To the best of my knowledge the serial numbers embedded in the camera can't be altered so you should be fine in regards to warranty. And when it came back the camera was cleaned up everything was fixed and everything was tuned up and all the processors were either repaired or replaced and that was all on them. Again, please send us any discrepancies you find. I'm changing insurance companies and need to inventory my equipment along with the serial numbers. The Canon site will not allow me to download new software without it.
I have searched around the Internet and the Internet tends to say that the serial number is on the bottom of the camera and on the box. Even tho I've got 50Ds, I don't recall the details of firmware updates. It appears to be a common problem on many Canon models that the serial number printed on the camera gets rubbed off or fades away. The next 2 numbers tell you what month the camera was made, in this example, November. This is a proprietary section for manufacturers to write in whatever format they like. What I do is check the box on delivery as it is listed there and make sure this matches with that on the lens and if metioned on the receipt.
While the info screen is showing you can press Disp to move to other pages. I haven't paid that much attention to them, but I know at least some of my warranty cards do. It's a little tiny label that's on the bottom usually. If you're still unable to locate the serial number, please. What if I want to sell the camera - who's going to buy it with a missing serial number? That practice was phased out for some, but not all, products in 2010 or 2011. You should get a display with your camera info including the serial number.
This will be printed on a sticker and can be found on the base of the printer, as highlighted in the image below -. You can get at least the date that camera models were introduced off the Canon Museum website. However, now we can age a lens based on the serial number alone. They are not even in the same orbit. That date code is clearly visible but there's just nothing else written on the lens-mount end of this lens that I can see. We loved the date code because it made aging a lens easy.
From one photographer to one that is probably trying to be one I am not going to say this to break your stones or anything but I think the best camera on the planet is going to be an icon. That would give you at least a range of dates to work with. No big deal though - I started using Windows Live Photo Gallery with my camera s - It is far superior to Zoom browser for my needs. Aye but it is his 700D that hasn't got the sticker Resetting the photo count takes all of 5 seconds to do so its never a reliable number to work with. So that's just a word of suggestion but you sound like you probably already have a Canon so just call Canon customer service and let them know about that serial number that you have on your camera and they will be able to help you from there.
Thanks, Bob - I tried your advice looking in the black part at the lens-mount end using side-light and except for that date code, I swear there is nothing else there. But mostly it's just folks who shoot with Canon gear, who are active here. I just plugged in 0910402496 and the download worked fine. For cameras, look inside the body's film chamber for an alphanumeric code printed in black ink on the black surface of the film chamber. I hope I've answered your questions you have a nice. Luckily, I'm one of those people that keeps product boxes.