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RonVol

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Re: Nikon F3 Serial Numbers / Production Dates
« Reply #90 on: March 04, 2017, 22:27:51 »
Hello Ron, you can add my F3P camera :

F3P (press) n° P9004909 /code : 7 402

Sold my old F3HP's n° 1788529 and 1807257 (alas without looking for the code, sorry !)

Thank you for your big datawork !
Didier

Thanks for the info Didier, will add your numbers to the list for next month's update.
Cheers, Ron.

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Re: Nikon F3 Serial Numbers / Production Dates
« Reply #91 on: June 06, 2017, 01:09:46 »
Here are the numbers from my F3:
Serial number: 1320001
Production code: 31VA

 

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Re: Nikon F3 Serial Numbers / Production Dates
« Reply #92 on: June 08, 2017, 12:16:54 »
Here are the numbers from mine:-
Serial number: 1276030.
Production code: N0AF.

Terry Breedlove

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Re: Nikon F3 Serial Numbers / Production Dates
« Reply #93 on: April 05, 2019, 23:55:02 »
 Can anyone tell me what these mean on my F3 HP
1686766 and 84VL

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Re: Nikon F3 Serial Numbers / Production Dates
« Reply #94 on: April 06, 2019, 00:52:45 »
First is serial number, the other presumably production code.

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Re: Nikon F3 Serial Numbers / Production Dates
« Reply #95 on: April 15, 2019, 18:43:48 »
Can anyone tell me what these mean on my F3 HP
1686766 and 84VL

Birna's statement is correct. Since the first F3 produced had serial # 1200001, your camera is approximately the 486766th produced (in excess of the real produced cameras, we're not counting numbering jumps which occurred at the time), and production date decodes down to Aug.1984 (see message 1 in this thread for an explanation).

I can't seem to be able to find the original serial number listing, the link on flickr is dead.
A quick search on the Web yielded a listing where topic author (Ron Volmershausen) is credited, but it's probably a derived listing: see below.

http://www.nicovandijk.net/serialF3.htm

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Re: Nikon F3 Serial Numbers / Production Dates
« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2019, 15:23:06 »
My latest F3:

F3P Press
Serial# P 9026774
Production Code 25O1

Cheers
Andreas