Through careful consideration Canon ensures it has the appropriate hardware, software, manual in relevant languages, accessories plugs and bags and warranty for a particular region. Try looking on the barrel of the lens not the end face , near the mount, on the underside. Prior to 1986 this letter was at the end of the date code. So, want to know the age of a lens using the 10 digits serial numbers? You can tell the year by checking your code against the table below. Please send any discrepancies you find.
Consumer warranty may be not available - grey goods will not be eligible to benefit from local Canon warranty support. I'm changing insurance companies and need to inventory my equipment along with the serial numbers. If your Canon lens has a date code then you will be able to tell when it was manufactured. 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. If you find a change in codes, please do let us know and we'll see what we can add to this info.
I only link well known and reputable sellers. If you didn't find any, dial up again and enquire. There should be a serial number somewhere, and if you send me the lens I'll be happy to try to find it for you All I can say is that sometimes these things are printed in black ink on a black baffle or other black part of the lens and they can be very tricky to find. In general, Canon gives you 2 year manufacturer warranty for the body and lens. Again, you're right about the date code. Please refer to the table below for all the dates and corresponding numbers. And my friend could have bought a camera 2 months ago and took 20,000 photos for his time lapse.
It's a little tiny label that's on the bottom usually. The leading zero of the month code is sometimes omitted. In part, the numbers might be shifted by a month or so. It's been suggested that the code starts in January 2008 with the number 38 and increments each month of the year. 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. Canon has been using this number to indicate lenses needing specific service-related updates such as firmware.
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. I do have a few of the boxes but the box that my 500mm lens came in was probably tossed because it was so big. However, keep in mind that the production date is only just that — a date when your lens was made. Prior to 1986, this letter is moved to the last position of the date code. Yet the Serial number stamped on the camera body is 1520708485. Canon has been transitioning to a 10-digit lens serial number starting in 2008 with the and ending the inclusion of a separate manufacturing date code. Hello Ann, So sorry to hear of the theft.
Therefore your lens is 1 month older than mine. My Sigma Lens have it on the sides of the barrels in plain sight. This internal code is also occasionally omitted based on reports from Canon owners. If I were you I wouldn't worry so much about age, just look at the condition as it is. I keep my best gear in a safe, and have my images backed up and stored off site, including serial numbers. We believe the code was reset to 01 for Jan 2013 - but this is still not known for certain. However, the is another way to get the information about a camera body or lens.
If I convert the camera's serial number to Hex, then convert the last four hex digits back to decimal, I get the same value that the maker notes show for the camera serial number: The first four digits of the 8-digit hex number followed by the decimal equivalent of the last four digits of the 8-digit hex number. There is a serial number on the warranty card but I can't find it on the lenses. I'll let you know what they tell me if and when I ever get that far! Use the numbering system that i explained in my previous reply, if the product was manufactured before 1986. Hopefully you can make a strong enough case to avoid whoever you did the sale through from giving them their money back. Registering and usage is free.
As for some of my other lenses that seemingly have two numbers, I'll just write both of them down - that's no big deal. On your 17-40, you have correctly identified the date code. The last two numbers used for internal purposes maybe the batch number or else. Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more. I love to bring you all the latest news about everything that's related to Canon, and to photography.