Not saying that makes it not a fake or stolen just saying the price isn't so mind blowingly cheap that it is screaming stolen. Tells you something about that camera. I still have my cards for all of my cameras. That and the sheer volume of such stolen goods. The seller then has to try and reclaim his money from the seller of the stolen item.
Reach out to where you bought your gear and see if they can help. Please send any discrepancies you find. Here's the page I use to , and look, there it is right there, it does say camera bodies. I'm actually checking a possible upgrade for my dying out 20D. If you remain unsure about the origin of your Canon Imaging product, simply send the model name and serial number to ipr. Dummy Mode - every mode becomes dummy mode, a modification of your venerable Firmware Crippling Technology. You can tell the year by checking your code against the table below.
So if you bought your lens new, you have a good idea how old your lens is. This code is also present on some other Canon products including camera bodies. Occasionally, the leading zero of the month is omitted. Most thiefs however will try to sell it and that's when law enforcement + dealers come into the equation Dear Honorable Mr. If you had real Canon gear for this market.
Again, please send us any discrepancies you find. Determining the Age of a Canon Lens Using Serial Numbers and Date Codes How old is your Canon lens? Jean You could try and download the firmware for the camera from Canon. In 1990, Canon started placing date codes on select lenses only. You contact Canon customer service y. I received a lot of good information on the file but the Shutter actuations was not included. I got my body only grey for only a bit more than that. If you remain unsure whether your Canon product is intended for sale in your region, simply send the model name and serial number to.
As such, these products come with different accessories, manuals, and warranties than the versions intended for sale in other global regions such as Asia. These dates should be viewed as approximations and should be used for your amusement as the estimates are not guaranteed correct. It's a little tiny label that's on the bottom usually. Is there anywhere else that I can find the serial number of my camera? Where I can check to see if this camera is legit. However, now we can age a lens based on the serial number alone. In my case 10 means October.
What the hay, every dad burn company should have a stolen item registry. You can avoid all of these problems by purchasing products, intended by Canon for your region, from reputable retailers in your region. Who gets shafted if, in the example given earlier, someone buys a used camera in good faith and then has it confiscated when it turns out it's stolen?. If not, keep your hands off of it! Canon has been using this number to indicate lenses needing specific service-related updates such as firmware. So some lenses that were produced immediately after 2008, but were introduced to the market before 2008, still have the old dating system.
I've bought a lot of Canon gear, and I can't recall ever seeing such a card. At least, to some extent. Commonly, serial number is used to claim the warranty. Prior to 1986 the lens date codes did not include the factory letter. We loved the date code because it made aging a lens easy. With all this stolen Canon equipment floating around, you'd think Canon would have some way of checking whether a piece of equipment they get in for repair has been reported stolen or not. Here's the page I use to , and look, there it is right there, it does say camera bodies.
Products distributed by Canon U. Have you ever wondered how old is your Canon lens? One is a 6 or 7 year old, 3 models behind has been, the other is a pro camera with more bells and whistles than the Tootie Froottie steam engine. The police will help the real owner reclaim the item, but will not help the buyer get his money back. Depending on your camera, it could be under Internal Serial Number. As you can see, the best thing you can do is just take down the serial number of any new gear you buy as soon as you get home. The Canon lens date code chart is shown below. Registering and usage is free.
The guy was local to me so I was going to check it out, but it sold before I had a chance to check it out. You may have to go to the County Court to get your money back. For information on determining the age of a pre-10-digit serial number lens, see the section on interpreting the old date code below. 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. Lenses can often take a long time to be shipped and then stored in a warehouse awaiting sale. If this is a case, the number might not match the number printed on the box, but it is still a unique identifier for the camera. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age.