Nikon D5200 Serial Number Check

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If you’re looking to verify the use of a camera you can quickly see how many shots (or shutter actuations) it has taken using these handy apps.

Cameras, like any piece of mechanical equipment, will break down over time. After enough use the moving parts will simply wear out.

There are instances then, when it is important to know just how many times a camera has been used. Perhaps you’re looking to buy a used camera body or are simply curious about how much life you may have left in yours (you don’t want to be stuck out on a shoot with an old, faulty camera). You can measure how used a camera is by looking at the shutter actuations.

Every time a picture is taken on a DSLR camera the shutter opens and closes – one actuation.

In this post we’ll share a few FREE shutter actuation apps that will tell you your cameras shutter count, as well as info on the average life of popular DSLRs based on shutter actuations.

Canon Shutter Actuations

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Here are two free Canon shutter actuation apps that make it quick and easy to determine previous shot counts..

Shutter Count Tools is a FREE PC based app that’s LearningDSLRVideo.com recommended. You can download it here. Check out the following quick tutorial on how to use it:

Mac users will want to check out ShutterCount, a simple app that will display shutter actuation and serial number for Canon DSLRs. At $1.99 it’s nearly free. ShutterCount can be downloaded from the app store here.

Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction for Canon Cameras (taken from this forum):

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D – 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / 500D – 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D – 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D – 50,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D – 50,000
Canon EOS 50D – 100,000
Canon EOS 40D – 100,000
Canon EOS 30D – 100,000
Canon EOS 20D – 50,000
Canon EOS 10D – 25,000
Canon EOS 5D Mark II – 150,000
Canon EOS 5D – 100,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark III – 300,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N – 200,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark III – 300,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark II – 200,000

Nikon Shutter Actuations

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Nikon (and Pentax) shooters can determine shutter actuations by uploading a still photo from the camera to MyShutterCount.com. Image file types supported include: “Nikon’s NEF, Pentax’s DNG and PEF format, and of course JPG.”

Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction for Nikon Cameras (taken from ShutterActuations.com):

Nikon D4 – 400,000
Nikon D3, D3x, D3s – 300,000
Nikon D800/D800E – 200,000
Nikon D700, Nikon D600 – 150,000
Nikon D7000, D300s, D300 – 150,000
Nikon D5100, D5000, D3100, D3000, D90 – 100,000

Just like any product with a serial number, the one found on your Nikon lens is a way to identify the model. Unlike cars and other larger items, the serial number on a Nikon DSLR lens can repeat on the same models. A lens serial number gives you and potential repairers a chance to look up more information about the lens you own. Sometimes the serial numbers are even used repeatedly and on different models and the length of the numbers differs depending on when the lenses were produced. This can be very confusing for most people and understandably so. Typically, a serial number will have 6 digits, but when production of the lens goes beyond 999,999 the length of the number will vary. The most important part of the Nikon lens serial number is the first digit. This gives an indication of where it was made. Here is a rundown of what the first digit means: 1 – Unused by Nikon unless for prototypes 2 – Made in Japan 3 – Made in the USA 4 – Made in Europe but not the UK 5 – Made in Canada 6 – Made in New Zealand or Australia 7 – Made in Asia but not Japan 8 – Make in the United Kingdom 9 – Unused by Nikon The first number on the Nikon lens serial number typically indicates where it was made and the following number is the product number. This is why lenses that have reached production over 999,999 have a different serial number length. Today this format isn’t very strictly followed anymore because more and more lenses are produced by Nikon. This is just a guide of what you can expect from looking at the serial number on your Nikon lens.

Where To Find an How to Check Nikon Lens Serial Numbers

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Nikon D5200 Serial Number Check

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Now that you have some understanding about serial numbers you might be curious about how to check Nikon lens serial numbers on your own Nikon lens. Serial numbers can be found in different places on your lens. They do not have a standard location, but they are fairly easy to find. Just have a look at your Nikon lens and scan the surface. The serial number can be easily found because it is usually printed in white to help it stand out from the black lens. Some might be found on the body of the lens while others are on the glass. Have a look around and you will eventually find the serial number. If you are having trouble with finding the serial number on your lens due to the numbers being scratched out from wear and tear, check the original box it came in. The box will usually include the lens’s serial number.

What To Do With A Nikon Lens Serial Number

Most people only pay attention to the lens’s serial number when they bring it in for repairs or when the lens is stolen. Although those are the important times to really have a look at your Nikon lens serial number, there are ways to check Nikon lens serial numbers online. You can find websites that can give you helpful information about your Nikon lens. Information like production date, status of production, whether or not the model has been discontinued and other interesting facts about the Nikon lens you own are available if you know where to look. Another major benefit of finding the serial number on your Nikon lens is to check to see if you have bought an original product or a fake. With so many fake products on the market, you cannot be too sure if you have purchased an original Nikon lens or a fake one. With a serial number, you can double-check with Nikon to see if the lens you have is an original.

Conclusion

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Check your Nikon lens for the serial number and try searching for it online. There isn’t a large database available, but you can find a lot of information. If you are suspicious about the new Nikon lens you bought because the serial number doesn’t look right, contact the seller or check with Nikon to confirm. A serial number might just look like a bunch of numbers, but those numbers mean something, so it’s worth knowing how to check Nikon lens serial numbers.