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    Sorry, I am just confused. Why do people ask for Lens Code when they are bidding for lens? Isit some lens with certain code have problems?

    Masters please guide me...thanks

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    Default Re: Lens Code?

    think they wanna trace when it is mfg.
    or a stolen set. Sorry no offend.

    YMMV

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    Default Re: Lens Code?

    Indeed, it is sometimes used to check the approximate manufactured dates because certain batches of certain lens may have some QC-related problems, etc, etc.



    Quote Originally Posted by leumas01 View Post
    Isit some lens with certain code have problems?

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    So where do they find the information on which batch of lens have problems? Any website to see?

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    Default Re: Lens Code?

    Any brudders/ sistas like to share where I can find such markings? So far, I've only been busy exploring my cam's features, capabilities, and of cos my humble techniques...

    please enlighten...
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    Default Re: Lens Code?

    You have to do a lot of searching through the various photography forums; not only the B/S forums... it's rather tough work, of course.

    Anything specific you have in mind?



    Quote Originally Posted by leumas01 View Post
    So where do they find the information on which batch of lens have problems? Any website to see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leumas01 View Post
    Sorry, I am just confused. Why do people ask for Lens Code when they are bidding for lens? Isit some lens with certain code have problems?

    Masters please guide me...thanks
    Not only knowing the lens code will determine if it's a stolen copy, it also determines the age of the lens. For example for Canon's L lenses, a code say UU0612, 'UU' is for year 2006 of manufacture and '0612' is manufactured on June 12th. So for this year, the code should be 'UV'.
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