Question: Where do I find my Canon lens model number?

The simplest way to find the serial number is to inspect your camera and lenses. Its almost certainly printed, stamped, or engraved on them. On your camera, youll most likely find a small sticker on the bottom near the tripod mount. This displays manufacturing information, as well as the serial number.

Where is the date code on a Canon lens?

The first letter, U, indicates that the lens was made in Canons Utsunomiya, Japan factory. Prior to 1986, this letter is moved to the last position of the date code. The first two numbers, 09, is the month number the lens was manufactured in. Month 02 is February, month 11 = November.

How do I know if my camera is a grey import?

Look to see if the warranty or manuals appear to have been photocopied. If they have been, you are looking at grey market gear. Even if the warranty looks genuine, check it. Make sure that it is applicable to the country you bought the camera in.

How do I find my Canon serial number?

The serial number for any other EOS DSLR is located on the bottom, on the camera base plate. (Usually shown in black type in a silver box.)

Where can I buy a grey market camera?

eBay and other online markets are the most common places where youll find grey market goods for sale. Many small camera stores also sell grey market camera equipment. Some online camera stores like Abes of Maine and Jet Camera have reputations for grey market sales and less than satisfactory after sales service.

Are Cotswold cameras GREY imports?

Cotswold Cameras is a grey market importer based in the UK, though the company itself is registered in the British Virgin Islands. They claim that all their equipment is imported legally (i.e. duty and VAT paid), but they do not provide VAT invoices so it looks like theyre operating illegally too. Neil.

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