How to Identify an original Canon Lens

Started Apr 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Tom Z
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Re: How to Identify an original Canon Lens
In reply to swatkat1076, Apr 16, 2012

swatkat1076 wrote:


I am selling my Canon EF-S on ebay.

I have been hurt by fraud before. How can I make sure that the buyer does not switch lens and return me back a bad lens. Is there any ID on the lens that I can record or take not of ?

Please advise.


There should be a serial number on your lens. Every EF & EF-S lens I own has a serial number embossed into the lens. Most are located on the plastic barrel and one is located in the mount area.

They aren't easy to see. Tilt the lens at an angle and it will be easier to read the number.

Hope this helps.

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