Nikon 80-200/2.8 D 2 ring - serial numbers?
I already checked the online databases which list serial numbers, but I want to try to get even more specific. Does anyone have a 900xxx serial number? If so, what year did you purchase the lens (new)? I'm guessing it will equate to ~2004, and has the older style lens cap.
Also, what's the deal with the change that was made to solder? At a certain point, lead was banned. But I'm not sure what year this happened. And supposedly, electronics made after the date are prone to degrading solder. Finally, was the 80-200/2.8 D 2 ring affected by this change?
I know, it's a lot of questions! Thanks.
Nikon user since 2000
#1. "RE: Nikon 80-200/2.8 D 2 ring - serial numbers?" | In response to Reply # 0fmrnykr Nikonian since 15th Mar 2010Fri 30-Nov-12 02:19 AM
I cannot answer the question about the solder. This is the first I've heard about it. My serial #'s 833XXX and purchased in 1999.
The database I have shows that serial #s 700093 - 929410 were manufactured from Jan. 97 and ended in 2005.
Hope that helps.
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