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    Serial numbers

    Is there a way to check serial numbers to see if equipment is gray market or USA? Thanks


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    Re: Serial numbers

    I think you can take the Serial Number to the Nikon USA site and enter the number. If it is gray market it will not be recognized, but I am not absolutist certain. Others here might be more sure.
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    Re: Serial numbers

    Nikon has long used the first digit of the serial number to indicate region for many of their products (all the way back into the film SLR era). Traditionally, that first digit was used by Nikon like this:

    1. Not used
    2. Japan
    3. USA
    4. Europe (excluding UK)
    5. Canada
    6. Australia/New Zealand
    7. Asia (excluding Japan)
    8. United Kingdom
    9. Not used
    If it ainít a 3, itís a Grey Market
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    Re: Serial numbers


    Call Nikon as Dan said or read this and get more confused.
    Nikon Camera Serial Numbers | DSLRBodies | Thom Hogan

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    Re: Serial numbers

    I would speak with Nikon directly. That way you would know for sure.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Serial numbers

    Well these answers put the kobush to "buy frrom an autherized dealer". My D7100 was bought from Berger Brothers in New York, it's serial number starts with a 2.

  7. #7
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    Re: Serial numbers

    Just got off the phone with Nikon. The only why they can give you an answer is to send your camera in to service. They have no set rule by serial number. With that said he told me 'chances are good it's for USA sales if it has GPS as most forgien countries do not allow or want GPS on the cameras".

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    Re: Serial numbers

    This is an interesting discussion. I've read previously that people have called Nikon directly and they were told they are unable to determine or share that information?
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    Re: Serial numbers

    Curious as to why Nikon doesn't what this information to be made known.
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    Re: Serial numbers

    [QUOTE=arshuter;709537]Well these answers put the kobush to "buy frrom an autherized dealer". My D7100 was bought from Berger Brothers in New York, it's serial number starts with a 2.[/QUOTIf you read my link again, Nikon had a large run of D7100's in the USA and borrowed numbers from Japan. I have 3 D7100's, 2 have sn's starting with 2.

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