Congratulations Jarle with this camera and the Fuji you've bought today at ebay. I couldn't stay up that long
What are the serial numbers of these QV-series? And of the lenses? You don't have to give me the exact numbers but I am interested in the production.
Like I mentioned, production is easy. Here's the actual Q&A with Mr. Kenji Toyoda:
Exactly how many QV-1000C cameras were made?
I don't know the exact number. But I believe it did not exceed 200. Perhaps, somewhere between 180 and 190, I guess.
How many cameras were distributed outside of Japan (in Europe, USA, etc)?
I don't know for sure. I think less than half of them were sold outside of Japan.
I have some more interesting info as well, but I'm saving some of it for a future article for the Nikon Historical Society. I hope to write it soon, but I won't promise anything. So much to do, so little time..
My two bodies are no. 200242 and 200129. My four lenses are also in the 200xxx range. As far as I can tell, the QV kits were not sold with matching serial numbers. On the contrary, it seems like all the QV serial numbers are unique, meaning that you won't find a lens, camera or transmitter with the exact same serial number.
If this assumption is correct, some 720 unique 200xxx serial numbers were used (180 kits including camera, transmitter and two lenses).
I'm compiling a list of all the QV serial numbers I've encountered, and plan to make this information available later.