how to read serial no.

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cba_melbourne
cba_melbourne Senior Member • Posts: 3,531
Re: how to read serial no.

Guy Parsons wrote:

The question is, why are you trying to learn the date of your camera?

One reason is when you try buying used. Especially lenses that were released more than 10 years ago, but are still sold. You could buy a lens that is only one year old, or one that is 11 years old, and that may influence how much you are willing to pay for it.

An older lens, even if looking pristine, may be more likely to suffer from problems like contact oxydation, broken ribbon cables or thickened oil/grease. It is also not unlikely that over the years some internal improvements or modifications were introduced.

With Panasonic, the serial number tells the manufacturing date. Not so with Olympus.

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