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| p.3 #2 · Got my grandfather's old Nikon F, looking for some information on it |
Yes, while I am not sure Nikon USA is "wrong" or not, or if they just do not want this information known these days (since they no longer use this practice), or maybe even if they themselves don't even know, I AM sure that Nikons from the 60s and 70s most certainly did have their serial numbers start with the first two digits of the year of manufacture. During the 80s I had an F2AS that I had the top plate replaced by Nikon. The new plate had a new serial number on it and I even spoke with the service rep about the new number and he and I discussed their practice of using the year as the first two digits of the serial numbers. Hr told me that since it was a new top plate, he could not do anything about its number and it was what it was.
Also...good comments on Ehrenreich....good company indeed. Those were the days.