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NERV
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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?

Post #1, Mar 23, 2010 08:58:11


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Hmm, no info on this eh?

Post #2, Mar 23, 2010 19:49:12


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I have never heard of a "system" for the 5DII.

Post #3, Mar 23, 2010 19:58:30


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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.

Post #4, Mar 26, 2010 10:53:27


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NERV wrote in post #9875330external link
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.

Post #5, Mar 26, 2010 11:15:16


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NERV wrote in post #9853749external link
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.

Post #6, Mar 26, 2010 12:14:24


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Bought mine 2 days ago at Best Buy. Serial number 122080XXXX. Firmware installed was 1.1.0

Post #7, Mar 26, 2010 13:02:57


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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.

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NERV wrote in post #9876348external link
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

Post #9, Mar 26, 2010 13:54:50


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Unlike Nikon, I don't think Canon serial numbers make any sense ???

Post #10, Mar 26, 2010 13:56:37


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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

Post #11, Mar 26, 2010 22:48:36


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bought mine feb, 2010 Adorama, 1320802348, Firm. 1.1.0

Post #12, Mar 26, 2010 22:51:30


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bought mine March (This week) # 1631014135 firmware 1.24

Post #13, Mar 27, 2010 03:13:27 as a reply to scpictaker's post 4 hours earlier.


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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.

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Moppie wrote in post #9880452external link
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.

Post #15, Mar 27, 2010 07:08:03


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