And you hear stories that are all over the place. I don't personally like refurbished cameras because all you're doing is buying someone else's mistake or someone else's dropped it or broken it and they have fixed it and you don't know if something else is going to go wrong in a short period of time and I have seen that so many times. You contact Canon customer service you give them that serial number and they will tell you everything there is to tell you about that camera. On some others, similarly both recent origin and early lenses still in the list, it is stamped into the lens barrel on the bottom near the mount, with or without paint. Please note that, while the overall chart is holding out nicely with the lenses we've checked including several late-2014 models , it is a work-in-process. For information on determining the age of a pre-10-digit serial number lens, see the section on interpreting the old date code below. The body number is 85258 and on the flange is clearly stamped U603.
It sucks but it did give me a chance to upgrade a couple pieces from what I had. Some I have the paperwork and others are no where to be found. My Sigma Lens have it on the sides of the barrels in plain sight. I do have a few of the boxes but the box that my 500mm lens came in was probably tossed because it was so big. Please keep in mind that this is a work in progress and may not yet be definitive. If you intend to pay for service, I don't think it matters who imported it. What I do is check the box on delivery as it is listed there and make sure this matches with that on the lens and if metioned on the receipt.
A pro using a lens on a day to day basis is going to put a lot more wear in over a year than an amateur using a lens sparsely over years. The Canon lens date code chart is shown below. If the camera comes with a 3rd party warranty, it should be fine. Nell27 wrote: swatkat1076 wrote: What if the lens does not have that number. And Canon's product warranty and industry leading service and support ensure both peace of mind and years of maximum value for your business.
Again, you're right about the date code. That was my interpretation of this thread. It doesn't seem to be chronologically determined, at least. As I have mentioned above, Canon has been placing date codes on their lenses for a long time and previously many lenses had the date code placed separate from the actual serial number. Is it possible Canon left mine without one? Products distributed by Canon U. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age.
You can determine the age of a Canon lens using a serial number or a date code. Other stores may have such a system as well. While on the surface grey goods can appear to be a good deal, sellers often try to tamper with the grey goods by adding, changing or removing accessories, manuals and warranties compromising your Canon experience. If I were you I wouldn't worry so much about age, just look at the condition as it is. I actually bought a used Nikon camera one time at a yard sale and I had a problem with some of the mechanism inside and I had no idea how to fix it and a camera shop told me it was going to cost quite a bit of money to fix. To learn more about counterfeit products, please visit to view important information.
New and genuine Canon products intended for sale in the U. Tilt the lens at an angle and it will be easier to read the number. Refunds and returns may be difficult or impossible - as sellers outside your region may not be subject to your local consumer legislation on product returns. She did give me an email address at Canon that I could contact with a copy of the receipt to verify whether or not my camera would be covered under warranty. While date codes and the shorter serial number are still found on some lenses, this inclusion will likely end completely. Canon goes to great lengths to ensure each Canon product is carefully localised to the region intended by Canon for its sale and general use. According to Wikipedia, the Canon 7D , so if the camera was made early in the production run, it's possible but unlikely that your camera body has a date code stamped on it.
Canon has been transitioning to a 10-digit lens serial number starting in 2008 with the and ending the inclusion of a separate manufacturing date code. To review the terms of individual product warranties, please click on the links below for details on the coverage provided for each product. Alternatively, if warranty servicing is provided by the seller it may be provided by independent service centres, whose warranty services are not in line with Canon standards. If you remain unsure about the origin of your Canon Imaging product, simply send the model name and serial number to ipr. On some of my Canon lenses, both recent origin and early lenses still in the list, the number is on the metal or plastic base plate, as in the case here.
In part, the numbers might be shifted by a month or so. The three Ls I've owned, along with my 1. I just don't understand why Canon doesn't make this more easy to find on such an expensive - and I imagine frequently stolen - item. Finally, the last two numbers are internal manufacturing codes, most likely batch numbers. Special thanks go out to friend-of-the-site Norbert for his role in the development of this chart. The L lenses normally have the serial number on the bottom of the barrel at the mount end, often also for non-L, else inside the mount area. Addendum At Bryan Carnathan's site, , the article shows a table for converting the first two digits of the serial number of a Canon lens.
The product with the serial number that you provided was not originally intended by Canon for sale in the European Economic Area; we therefore advise you to contact the seller from whom you originally purchased this product. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. The warranty clearly states that the card and the bill of sale must be presented for warranty service. I went on vacation after the burglary and upon my return I am overwhelmed with the work that lies ahead to submit claims, wrangle, and replace. Canon has been using this number to indicate lenses needing specific service-related updates such as firmware. But the one time I needed warranty work, my camera was accepted without question. With either the lens' serial number or date code, that question can be answered.
These products are specifically configured, come with full support and approved accessories that only Canon can provide — so you can get the full Canon experience and maximum enjoyment from your purchase. I still have my cards for all of my cameras. Possibly, but the information to decode date of manufacture doesn't seem to be known outside of the Canon company. I am not sure even Canon has a way of knowing. The leading zero of the month code is sometimes omitted. Canon bodies and lenses used to have a date code stamped on them, separate from the serial number.