could not resist the K-5 II offer

Started Jul 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kerusker
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Re: could not resist the K-5 II offer
In reply to Barry Pearson, Jul 8, 2013

Barry Pearson wrote:

Kerusker wrote:

It seems I was lucky to get one of the better bodies:

Manufactured in January this year having Production Code 2.2.

What is a Production Code?

How do I find the Production Code of my K-5IIs?

Each jpg image file contains EXIF data which can be read out by different tools (f.ex. exiftool).

In section 'Manufacturer Data' there you find

  • 'Manufacture Date'
  • 'Production Code'
  • 'Internal Serial Number'

These are generic names created by the exiftool.

I only have some guesses about 'Production Code' (PdC = x.y)

When a body was serviced, usually x is set from 1 or 2 to 8 (at least for K10D; don't know about now).

y seems to be an indication for the build status of the body - but no body really knows for sure. During a production cycle some parts may be replaced or upgraded. Till now I only saw y = 1 or 2 for the PdC.

Wild guesses aren't helpful so take it with a big grain of salt.

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