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Nikon 80-200/2.8 D 2 ring - serial numbers?


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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Fri 30-Nov-12 01:45 AM | edited Fri 30-Nov-12 01:46 AM by ZoneV

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.

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