Canon 5d Serial Number Production Year
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I've just gone to a local camera store a couple of days ago, and asked to see a new stock 5D model. I'm suppressed to see that the serial number at the bottom of the camera starts at 3*********.I know that the productions with serial numbers 0********* and 1********* had problem with the off-color LCD, and Canon fixed this problem by using a new version of the LCD, and updated the serial number to 2*********.Now, the question is, does anyone know what has been changed in the 3********* productions?1:49AM, 15 February 2008 PST(permalink)
It might be some type of overflow, but it can't be all serial ...that's 3 trillion 5D cameras in 2.5 years? That is alot! Does Canon make all 5D in the same location? Perhaps they have different assembly locations or different sub models by country or ....ages ago(permalink)
@fotobydave"3 trillion" would be assuming every consecutive number is used. Often serial numbers (and other IDs) are broken into segments were various positions within the number has specific meanings.An example would be Social Security Numbers. It's a 9 digit number. If you used every consecutive number there would be 10 billion possible numbers. But that's not how it works. The first three digits tell you the region in which the number was issued (based on the applicant's zip code). The second two are group numbers which are assigned in a weird patterned order. Only the last four are actually used consecutively. Another example would be IP addresses which are split in a myriad of different ways.ages ago(permalink)
Can I ask a question: Is this really something worth worrying about?It's a 5D, it's a great camera, it takes amazing pictures.The serial number isn't going to change any of that...;-)ages ago(permalink)
Sorry, I come late for this... but I'm probably going to buy a used Canon 5D tonight... and asked for the serial number... and discovered it starts with a 0... something to worry about?ages ago(permalink)
I've been shooting a 5D1 with serial number 05*** for two years. I haven't had any problem with my LCD. I never take too much stock in the LCD image anyway.I shoot RAW with AWB and never have to worry about color temp as it is easy to fix. The AWB of the 5D is good and I don't have to make many color temp adjustments.ages ago(permalink)
A friend of mine considers purchasing a second hand 5D body. I would like to know what were the camera serial numbers when it was first released about two years ago and what are the latest production SN? Thanks!
A Canon warranty appropriate for your region should be provided. For EOS R, the box should contain a Product Serial Number Card with the product serial number printed on it.The serial number on the product, box and card should match.
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My question is mainly around the difference between the two serials. I've read about the very first batch of 5D's having an LCD issue so was wondering if there are any major differences between the two ranges of serial numbers?
It all depends on the serial number. I have owned two bodies over the past fifteen years and the mirror has fallen off both of them. I sent the camera back to Canon and they updated the camera with a new reinforced mirror. I appreciate they will not do this fix anymore, if you Google the problem you will find a lot of solutions.
The later bodies had the mirror fixed after Canon realised they tended to fall off. Both of my bodies had the mirror fixed by Canon. I would not buy an early body unless you have the experience to tell if the mirror has been fixed. They also improved the screen on the back of the camera on the later serial number bodies.
I always thought that they replaced the mirror when I returned mine to Canon, but mine has the addition of two slim strips of material at the edges of the mirror. I have looked at later models that have a serial number 3xx and they do not have the strips. I think they just improved the glue that holds the mirror on the later models.
We need the entire serial number to determine if it is from the defective batch. Nicholas LIKES 0 LOG IN TO REPLYbohdankbohdankCream of the Crop14,060 postsLikes: 6Joined Jan 2008Location: Montreal, CanadaMore info Feb 11, 2010 10:46 | #140= 2005That would be one fo the first ones off the assembly line.Bohdan - I may be, and probably am, completely wrong. Gear List Montreal Concert, Event and Portrait PhotographerFlickr
Traditionally, we used the date code to determine the age of a Canon lens.However, starting in 2008 with the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens, Canon has transitioned away from date code inclusion and to a longer 10-digit lens serial number.While date codes and shorter serial numbers are still found on some lenses manufactured in or after 2008, that practice appears to have been completely phased out.
These dates should be viewed as approximations and should be used for your amusement as the estimates are not guaranteed correct.Please send any discrepancies you find.Note that Canon EOS DSLR camera body serial numbers, at least for 2013, do not follow this chart.Also please note that future dates shown in the table are predictions/expectations.
At Bryan Carnathan's site, The Digital Picture, the article Determining the Age of a Canon Lens Using Serial Numbers and Date Codes shows a table for converting the first two digits of the serial number of a Canon lens. However, regarding the applicability of this decoding to DSLRs, the article notes that
There were 3 spots. Two of them were out of order before reaching 100k run. I am now looking at pictures for 10 years and I understand that the color was only at the heels and all my STOs. Something is not right with the rest of the pile of cameras .. Arkady, I heard that from some serial number 5D we went more reliably, maybe you know what?
Canon Date CodesBecause they are chronological, serial numbers usually do tell the approximateage of a Canon SLR or SLR lens, but Canon Inc. has never put out any sort ofpublic information about serial numbers. However, the is another way to get the informationabout a camera body or lens. For cameras, lookinside the body's film chamber for an alphanumeric code printed in black ink onthe black surface of the film chamber. You may have to hold the camera under astrong light to see it. What you'll see is a date code, possibly something like"U1140F."The first letter tells the year the camera was manufactured: in this case,1980. It's an alphabetic code; A = 1960, B = 1961,....T = 1979, U = 1980, andso on up to Z = 1985. The next 2 numbers tell you what month the camera wasmade, in this example, November. (the leading zero for the month code issometimes omitted, so an A-1 with a code of "Y362" would have been manufacturedin March, 1984, for instance.) The following 2 numbers are an internal codethat is irrelevant for determining age, but year and month is close enoughanyway, IMO. (This internal code is also occasionally omitted based on reportsfrom Canon owners.) The last letter stands for the name of the factory. In thiscase, "F" stands for Fukushima which was the main Canon SLR factory for about20 years from the early 70s until 1991. (The factory code is rarely omitted, ifever.) So a body with the Code "U1140F" was made in November of 1980 at the Fukushima factory.Starting in 1986, the year code was restarted with "A" again, but the factorycode was placed before it. Now that Canon SLRs are no longer manufactured atFukushima, you're more likely to see a code starting with "O" for Oita. So, forSLRs manufactured in 1994, you might see a code starting with "OI" followed bythe month code. Letter Year A 1986, 1960 B 1987, 1961 C 1988, 1962 D 1989, 1963 E 1990, 1964 F 1991, 1965 G 1992, 1966 H 1993, 1967 I 1994, 1968 J 1995, 1969 K 1996, 1970 L 1997, 1971 M 1998, 1972 N 1999, 1973 O 2000, 1974 P 2001, 1975 Q 2002, 1976 R 2003, 1977 S 2004, 1978 T 2005, 1979 U 2006, 1980 V 2007, 1981 W 2008, 1982 X 2009, 1983 Y 2010, 1984 Z 2011, 1985 The same type of code is printed on the back of many (but not all) EF lenses aswell, typically in small white characters on a black baffle in the rear lensmount. Normally it will read somethings like "UT0308". The "U" is the factory, the "T" is theyear of manufacture (2005), the "03" is the month (March) and the final two numbers seem to besome sort of internal Canon code. Priorto 1986 the lens date codes did not include the factory letter. © Copyright Bob Atkins All Rights Reservedwww.bobatkins.com
The preflash technology in the D7200 is also different from the D7100 camera, which may affect older strobes' ability to provide TTL operation. The following strobes by serial number are fully compatible with the Nikon D7200 TTL systems:
The last known example was serial number 8,275,578, produced in Exakta mount in 1967. However, the 1969 catalogue for the Exacta VX 1000 still shows the lens for sale, so the factory must still have had stock on hand even after production ceased. 2b1af7f3a8