F100 serial question

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Carl, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Carl

    Carl Guest

    Hi,

    Why do people only show the first part of the serial of their camera
    in messages? Like 213XXXXXXX. It's not like the numbers are secret?!

    Second, how do the serials of Nikon F100 relate to the year they were
    manufactured? Or is that impossible to find out?

    grz
     
    Carl, Jun 20, 2004
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  2. Carl

    Alan Browne Guest

    Various reasons including using your s/n as a "lost/stolen" in an
    insurance fraud.
     
    Alan Browne, Jun 20, 2004
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  3. Carl

    Eric Shune Guest

    Its normally only done with early bodies which the first 2 digits denoted
    the year the plate was engraved. You note I say the year the plate was
    engraved.........this does not necessarily reflect the year the body was
    placed into the market for sale and/or the possibility that the top plate
    has been changed sometime in its life.

    I don't think you can ref the later numbers with year of manufacture other
    than sending the serial number to Nikon for the info.

    eric
     
    Eric Shune, Jun 20, 2004
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  4. Carl

    Carl Guest

    hmm, then again, it's not that difficult to make it up. And so what?
    If I show my serial somewhere and someone is going to use it, It's
    somebody else doing the fraude, not me.
     
    Carl, Jun 20, 2004
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  5. Carl

    Alan Browne Guest

    Do what you like. But consider that if you bring in your lens
    for replair and the repair shop sees it on a 'stolen list', it
    might be some time before things are sorted out and you get your
    lens back.
     
    Alan Browne, Jun 21, 2004
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  6. Carl

    Sander Vesik Guest

    same applies to insurance - if yours is on the list of 'insurance claimed
    on / part of insurance fraud' lens / bodies, good luck getting the money
    timely and without extensive exmplanations.
     
    Sander Vesik, Jun 21, 2004
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