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10-08-2010, 11:21 PM   #1
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My FA43 and FA77 has rather strange serial numbers

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who can explain?

0017775 - FA43 silver
0008007 - FA77 black

10-08-2010, 11:24 PM   #2
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Maybe they decided to eliminate the zeros after concluding that fewer than 100,000 would be produced? That would explain why the early lenses had them, but the later ones didn't.

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10-08-2010, 11:25 PM   #3
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Probably just how many copies have been sold since released. My 1st FA77 bought in Japan when it was just released had serial # 0000xxx.
10-08-2010, 11:31 PM   #4
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Probably just how many copies have been sold since released. My 1st FA77 bought in Japan when it was just released had serial # 0000xxx.
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10-09-2010, 12:30 AM   #5
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My MIJ 77 black has, 00xxxxx, its also in the new database. I entered those zero's into the databse but they dont show up.
10-09-2010, 12:36 AM   #6
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What is strange about these SN?
Doesn't all Pentax lenses use 7 digits for serial number?

If having fewer digits that 7 in PF database the number was probably not correct entered or the database software has removed supplementary zeros in front of serial number.
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What is strange about these SN?
Doesn't all Pentax lenses use 7 digits for serial number?

If having fewer digits that 7 in PF database the number was probably not correct entered or the database software has removed supplementary zeros in front of serial number.
Need to explain to users to put all digits in data-base. IMO
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote

who can explain?

0017775 - FA43 silver
0008007 - FA77 black
Possibly origin unknown knock-offs?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michaelina2 Quote
Possibly origin unknown knock-offs?



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QuoteOriginally posted by wlachan Quote
Probably just how many copies have been sold since released. My 1st FA77 bought in Japan when it was just released had serial # 0000xxx.
So does mine. I bought it second hand. The only FA limited I bought new is the 43 and it is 00xxxxx.

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I don't see any problems. What is the problem?
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