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    what do the numbers on my nikon lenses mean

    besides all the product descriptions and the serial numbers, some of my nikon lenses have smsll silver sticky labels on them with numbers such as 7,8,9 or 10. who knows what these numbers mean?
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    What Nikon lenses and where did you buy them from? New ones or second-hand?
    Are these lenses from a rental company?
    My cameras:
    Nikon F4, F4S, F401S, F50, F55, F60, 2xF601, F65, 3xF75, F801, 2x F801S, F80, F90, 4xF90X, EL2, FE, FM, 2xFG, FG-20, 3xEM

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    If Nikon uses the system that other manufacturers use then the label gives the number of the inspector who passed the particular lens.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    I'm talking about newly-bought lensesprocured in Germanywithin the last 6 months.
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    Ah! Thanks for the clarification. Never seen that before, but mines are older.
    My cameras:
    Nikon F4, F4S, F401S, F50, F55, F60, 2xF601, F65, 3xF75, F801, 2x F801S, F80, F90, 4xF90X, EL2, FE, FM, 2xFG, FG-20, 3xEM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    If Nikon uses the system that other manufacturers use then the label gives the number of the inspector who passed the particular lens.
    I agree that this is probably what the stickers are.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I was hoping for a QC rating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    I was hoping for a QC rating.
    Nikon would never make it that easy! We can wish, though.

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    Nikon would never sell lenses under their own name that did not meet their standards.
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    Does it have a recycle logo around the number? Can you post a photo?

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