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Old Thursday 19th January 2006, 23:08   #1
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Year of product?

I believe it is possible to tell the year a lens was produced by the no on the lens.There was a thread giving this info quite a while back.I have a 300F4 lens which I am selling and a member has asked me how old is this lens.The no on the lens is 101966,is anyone able to determine the exact age of the lens.
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Old Thursday 19th January 2006, 23:48   #2
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I believe it is possible to tell the year a lens was produced by the no on the lens.There was a thread giving this info quite a while back.I have a 300F4 lens which I am selling and a member has asked me how old is this lens.The no on the lens is 101966,is anyone able to determine the exact age of the lens.
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yup here ya go...
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/C...ens-Aging.aspx

are you sure that is the number? the number is on the lens mount should be someting like UR0902
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Yep,I have found it,UL 0401.So does this make it 1997?.
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Yep,I have found it,UL 0401.So does this make it 1997?.
correct! April of 1997. I would suggest to ease his mind to provide pics of the lens (recent ones) from it's glass to any knicks or wear marks as well as some example pics you have taken...but i'm sure you know that :)

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