Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Equipment Talk' section > Canon EOS Digital Cameras
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23rd of March 2010 (Tue)   #1
NERV
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 47
Default 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Picking up a 5D Mark ii this week. Should I check serial numbers...I know for the original 5dc serial numbers starting with 0=2005, 1=2006, 2=2007, 3=2008.

Is there any way to determine if the 5d2 was made in 2008, 2009 or 2010?
__________________
Canon 5D Mark ii, Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
NERV is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 23rd of March 2010 (Tue)   #2
NERV
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 47
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Hmm, no info on this eh?
__________________
Canon 5D Mark ii, Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
NERV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd of March 2010 (Tue)   #3
bohdank
Cream of the Crop
 
bohdank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 14,060
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

I have never heard of a "system" for the 5DII.
__________________
Bohdan - I may be, and probably am, completely wrong.
Gear List

Montreal Concert, Event and Portrait Photographer
Flickr
bohdank is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #4
NERV
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 47
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

I guess firmware installed is the only way to tell. I had 1.1.0, so it could have been made between June 2, 2009 to Dec 17 2009.
__________________
Canon 5D Mark ii, Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
NERV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #5
geoff5093
Member
 
geoff5093's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Goffstown, NH
Posts: 954
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Quote:
Originally Posted by NERV View Post
I guess firmware installed is the only way to tell. I had 1.1.0, so it could have been made between June 2, 2009 to Dec 17 2009.
The firmware could have simply been updated.
__________________
5D Mark III
24-70 2.8L II | 70-200 2.8L IS II | 600EX-RT
geoff5093 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #6
Luke Cern
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Torquay, Devon, UK
Posts: 926
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Quote:
Originally Posted by NERV View Post
Picking up a 5D Mark ii this week. Should I check serial numbers...I know for the original 5dc serial numbers starting with 0=2005, 1=2006, 2=2007, 3=2008.

Is there any way to determine if the 5d2 was made in 2008, 2009 or 2010?
FWIW : I collected my 5D2 in late December 2008: They were in very short supply until spring 2009. Serial number 0330219xxx

Now you'll need some more numbers to understand the pattern and make any sense of what you are offered.
__________________
______________
Torquay Devon UK
5D MkII , 300mm f/4 L IS, 135mm f/2.0 L, , 24-105 L IS, 180mm Sigma Macro, 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 15mm Fisheye, Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6, TC, Gitzo G1298 Basalt. 580EX MKII, 430EX, ST-E2.

Last edited by Luke Cern : 27th of March 2010 (Sat) at 05:02.
Luke Cern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #7
NERV
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 47
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Bought mine 2 days ago at Best Buy. Serial number 122080XXXX. Firmware installed was 1.1.0
__________________
Canon 5D Mark ii, Canon EF 50mm f1.2L

Last edited by NERV : 26th of March 2010 (Fri) at 13:38.
NERV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #8
aperkins
Member
 
aperkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hermosa Beach
Posts: 176
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Bought my 5D2 body on 3/15 from Gary Camera. S/N is 172110XXXX; Came w/ 2.03 F/W. Downloaded & installed 2.04 last week.
aperkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #9
dkim3202
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 215
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Quote:
Originally Posted by NERV View Post
Bought mine 2 days ago at Best Buy. Serial number 122080XXXX. Firmware installed was 1.1.0
My serial's sort of close to yours. It was purchased Oct 2009 from Newegg, 122070XXXX, firmware 1.1.0
__________________
Canon EOS 5DMkII, 50 f/1.2L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 EX HSM, Manfrotto 190CXPro3 with 488RC2 Ball Head. Wife: Canon EOS 50D, EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS
dkim3202 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #10
NinetyEight
"Banned for life"
 
NinetyEight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bath - England
Posts: 3,052
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Unlike Nikon, I don't think Canon serial numbers make any sense
__________________
Kev
NinetyEight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #11
NERV
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 47
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

I think i may have figured out Canon's Serial numbers for the 5D mark ii

The first 2 digits may represent what month of the product cycle the camera was made.

For example;

Sept 08 -> 00
Oct 08 -> 01
Nov 08 -> 02
Dec 08 -> 03 [This makes sense with Luke Cerns serial number]
Jan 09 -> 04
Feb 09 -> 05
Mar 09 -> 06
Apr 09 -> 07
May 09 -> 08
June 09 -> 09
July 09 -> 10
Aug 09 -> 11
Sept 09 -> 12 [Makes sense with mine(Nerv) and dkim3202 serial numbers]
Oct 09 -> 13
Nov 09 -> 14
Dec 09 -> 15
Jan 10 -> 16
Feb 10 -> 17 [makes sense with aperkins serial number]
Mar 10 -> 18
Apr 10 -> 19
etc etc

Please note that this theory could be completely incorrect
__________________
Canon 5D Mark ii, Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
NERV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th of March 2010 (Fri)   #12
scpictaker
Senior Member
 
scpictaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Edgerton Wis
Posts: 1,336
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

bought mine feb, 2010 Adorama, 1320802348, Firm. 1.1.0
__________________
My Flickr
Canon 5D MKIII l 7D l 5D MKII l 24-105L l 16-35 L II l 100 IS Macro L l TS-E 24L II l 70-200 2.8 L II l 24-70L l EOS M l 2X III l Rok 14mm

Last edited by scpictaker : 26th of March 2010 (Fri) at 22:52. Reason: none
scpictaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th of March 2010 (Sat)   #13
Rustynail
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 28
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

bought mine March (This week) # 1631014135 firmware 1.24
Rustynail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th of March 2010 (Sat)   #14
Moppie
iKirst
 
Moppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Akarana, Aotearoa. (Kiwiland)
Posts: 14,403
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

I just bought one today, serial number starts with an 18, and firmware is 2.0.3

That would make it a pretty new camera, if your theory is correct NERV, it was only manufactured this month.
Although, there is a shortage of them here, so that is a possibility.
__________________

Have you Calibrated your Monkey lately?
Moppie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th of March 2010 (Sat)   #15
dkim3202
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 215
Default Re: 5D Mark ii Serial numbers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moppie View Post
I just bought one today, serial number starts with an 18, and firmware is 2.0.3

That would make it a pretty new camera, if your theory is correct NERV, it was only manufactured this month.
Although, there is a shortage of them here, so that is a possibility.
I could see that since you have firmware 2.0.3 installed. BTW, will you install 2.0.4? Haven't had the courage to install it yet and I'm leaving for South Korea on monday and don't want it acting up after I upgrade.
__________________
Canon EOS 5DMkII, 50 f/1.2L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 EX HSM, Manfrotto 190CXPro3 with 488RC2 Ball Head. Wife: Canon EOS 50D, EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS
dkim3202 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canon model numbers?? BuggyJ General Photography Talk 2 4th of December 2008 (Thu) 17:02
How To Read The Model Numbers? JohnnyGalaga Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 16 8th of October 2007 (Mon) 21:06
dyanatran tripod/ball threading, model numbers ghostman Accessories & Storage 3 15th of January 2007 (Mon) 16:48
Help! I can't sort out all of these model numbers! dbahn Canon EOS Digital Cameras 6 23rd of December 2006 (Sat) 14:30


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.