Can a lens serial number indicate when it was manufactured?

Started Jul 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
LincolnB
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Re: Can a lens serial number indicate when it was manufactured?
In reply to Oly E10, Jul 30, 2013

Oly E10 wrote:

Is there any way I can tell from the serial number of a lens, in this particular instance

a 150mm f2, when the lens was manufactured?

Peter in Canada

Yes, it is often possible. Sometimes it is not.

Hope that clears everything up for you.

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