. Where to find the serial number? The leading zero of the month code is sometimes omitted. Determining the Age of a Canon Lens Using Serial Numbers and Date Codes How old is your Canon lens? Just type your Apple device Serial Number and you will get information about model. 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. Firmware update This function allows you to update the firmware and check version information. Opera in Valencia by bombelpl from Harsh Light Wheels of time by Okapi001 from Time Artificial Light by By standing on the Shoulders of Giants from Artificial light Turkish Stars in Malta by gordzam from Aerobatic and Airshow Aircraft. 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.Next
Again, please send us any discrepancies you find. The next two digits are the month of manufacture, and the last two digits are apparently internal codes meaningful only to Canon. It doesn't seem to be chronologically determined, at least. Here's the page I use to , and look, there it is right there, it does say camera bodies. 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. I am not sure even Canon has a way of knowing. It is up to the retailer to provide warranty support for grey goods.Next
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. That practice was phased out for some, but not all, products in 2010 or 2011. I don't personally like refurbished cameras because all you're doing is buying someone else's mistake or someone else's dropped it or broken it and they have fixed it and you don't know if something else is going to go wrong in a short period of time and I have seen that so many times. All results are presented for educational purposes only. Both fall within time frame when the were the current release. Prior to 1986 the lens date codes did not include the factory letter. Special thanks go out to friend-of-the-site Norbert for his role in the development of this chart.Next
© Copyright Bob Atkins All Rights Reserved. As above, first month a body is produced serial will start 01 and tick up 1 digit each month so if you have a body with a serial number 12 it will have been made 12 months into production of that body. If the camera comes with a 3rd party warranty, it should be fine. Opera in Valencia by bombelpl from Harsh Light Mexican Hat Blowing in the Wind by Mitchmeister from Best Photo of the Week. 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.Next
They are not even in the same orbit. The machine starts printing the network setting information. The location of where the serial number can be displayed is highlighted on the below image —. On some of my Canon lenses, both recent origin and early lenses still in the list, the number is on the metal or plastic base plate, as in the case here. With either the lens' serial number or date code, that question can be answered.Next
Prior to 1986, this letter is moved to the last position of the date code. Apple serial number check, Mac serial Decoder. The password is specified to the machine serial number at the time of purchase. For information on determining the age of a pre-10-digit serial number lens, see the section on interpreting the old date code below. The last one was sold last month. The factory code is rarely omitted, if ever.
All information comes from a free public manufacturer database. This internal code is also occasionally omitted based on reports from Canon owners. I may try again, but I suspect Canon may not want to commit themselves ahead of time. 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. Now, I would be all set other then the fact that a the stamp on the bottom of the camera is smudged and 100% unreadable, and b the box is long gone.Next
I'm actually checking a possible upgrade for my dying out 20D. Canon must have a listing, but where I must go? I have been looking for the serial number of my Canon T5i. Possibly, but the information to decode date of manufacture doesn't seem to be known outside of the Canon company. In the event that you were trying to find out if you have a counterfeit camera or if you were trying to find out if you have a refurbished camera and it happens to be a cannon then you call Cannon and they will help you. 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.Next