Nikon E-series serial numbers

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby sfpeter » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:52 pm

DS-505, serial number 6200050

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby precertvideo » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:56 pm

DCS serial no. survey
EOS-1D Mk I & II, EOS*DCS-3 & 5, DCS, DCS-200ci, 420, 460, D1, D1H & X, D2H, E2, F, F2, F3, F4, RD-175, EF 50mm f/1.0, Audi S2, Porsche 911, GSX-R1000 K9

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby artinnikko » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:58 pm

some cameras in my collection :

Nikon E2 / 5300023
Nikon E2N / 6400034
Nikon E2N / 7200005
Nikon E2Ns / 6400003
DS - 505A / 6400009
DS - 505A / 6400006
DS - 515 / 5200044
DS - 515 / 5300016

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby davidr » Fri May 20, 2011 8:50 pm

I have an E3:

Nikon E3, SN 8200066
Nikon ES-1 AC Adapter
Instruction manual
Kingston KTC-2337/8 8 meg card
Microtech Digital Filmflash 40meg card
E3/E3s Lens compatibility chart
Quick Reference guide

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby ronvol » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:32 am

Here are some numbers for the list from my personal collection:

E2S - 5200020
E3S - 9200020

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby cgrab » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:50 pm

Mine just arrived, finally: DS-505A, Nr. 7200026

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby ronvol » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:58 am

Just got hold of a Nikon E2N 6300092.

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby ronvol » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:26 pm

The Nikon E2I finally arrived.
Serial #7200039.

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby NIKON KIU » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:01 pm

Here is 7300030 on the 'bay:
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The actual DS-505A listing can be seen here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fujix-Nikon-DS- ... 1e753aa3b3
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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby NIKON KIU » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:29 pm

Have nothing better top do than look at the numbers on this thread today, inspired by the new thread...

7100013 seems out of place!
We do not have any other DS-515A in the 71000xx range, as a matter of fact we only have one other Fujix in the 71000xx batch and it's a DS-505A

Looking at the Nikons, I see a single E2Ns and Eleven E2N cameras that have the 71000xx numbers.

No camera has been seen with 71100xx serial number, as a matter of fact the only batch that has that extra "1" has been 74100xx

Although some Nikon cameras have been recorded with serial numbers ending in 3 digits(ie 7300112), there are no Fujix cameras with that distinction.

I wish I knew some of Prototype serial numbers...

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6300021

Postby NIKON KIU » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:58 am

Nikon E2n
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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby bleos » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:24 am

Here's the link for Nikon E2N #6300021 eBay item #111166792586 listing ...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111166792586?ss ... 1555.l2649

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby Whirled One » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:33 am

Hello! Long time member, first time poster.

I've been collecting these for some years now; they used to show up on eBay rather regularly and sometimes inexpensively, but now they don't aside from a few of what I call "sucker listings" (Buy It Now listings with excessive prices which get re-listed for years in the hope a less informed buyer comes along and buys).

Anyway, I figure I should add my collection to the listings (minus one which is already in the database):

FUJIX DS-505 S/N 5200023
FUJIX DS-515 S/N 5400013
FUJIX DS-515 S/N 5200015
FUJIX DS-515 S/N 5200025
FUJIX DS-515 S/N 5100001
FUJIX DS-515 S/N 5300001
FUJIX DS-515 S/N 5300003
FUJIX DS-515 S/N 5200019
FUJIX DS-515 S/N 5300020
FUJIX DS-505A S/N 6300029
FUJIX DS-505A S/N 7100005
FUJIX DS-515A S/N 7100003
FUJIX DS-565 S/N 9200005
NIKON E2 S/N 5100054
NIKON E2s S/N 5300023
NIKON E2s S/N 5300024
NIKON E3 S/N 8300104


A few notes:

Could it be that the DS-515 with the 5100001 serial number is the very first off the production line..? I haven't heard of any with 1994 date codes, so perhaps it is. This one actually came with its original box (with matching serial number) and packaging minus one of the styrofoam blocks.

Also, regarding the two Nikon E2s cameras with consecutive serial numbers -- both were bought on eBay; oddly, the two listings ended within a few hours of each other, and were from two different sellers on opposite sides of the continental USA. At least one of them didn't have a picture which showed the serial number, so I had no idea that they'd be consecutive numbers until they arrived (on the same day, at that). Strange, eh?

I sometimes wonder how these cameras were originally purchased and used; the Nikon/Fujix SLRs tend to be in pretty good cosmetic shape, thus suggesting they were primarily used in studios or other locations where they wouldn't get knocked around too much. Compare this with the typical Nikon D1 or Kodak 400-series and N2000 cameras, which often look like they spent their lives in a war zone. I've been casually on the lookout for the most beat-up, worst-looking D1 that still works -- and they usually do; I even got one "beater" once where the lens mount had actually gotten *bent* to the point where it was difficult to mount a lens and the AF motor "screwdriver" connection didn't mate. I replaced the mount with one from a junk N8008 (I think) and it worked fine afterwards. Man, those things were indestructible...

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby Stan Disbrow » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:05 pm

Hi,

Wow. Impressive collection!

I first saw these being used at a hotel ballroom, snapping prom portraits. I used the ones I had for product shooting. I suspect most of them were used in a similar manner. They really did not lend themselves to the sports and news work that the Kodaks were so good for.

I used a D1 and a 620x for a long while shooting motorsports. The D1 in daylight at the road courses, and the 620x at night under the lights at circle tracks. Neither place was conducive to the cameras staying pretty.... ;)

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Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Postby blakehoo » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:44 am

E3s #9100026 is on Ebay today, As is E2s #5400007, and E2 #5200079.

Feels like its 1999...


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