Canon lens codes explained

If you own an L series lens, then look for 6 character screen printed code on the mount and cross refer to the table below:

Factory Code

   
U Utsunomiya, Japan  
F Fukushima, Japan  
Q Oita, Japan  
       
Year Code      
A 1986 1960  
B 1987 1961  
C 1988 1962  
D 1989 1963  
E 1990 1964  
F 1991 1965  
G 1992 1966  
H 1993 1967  
I 1994 1968  
J 1995 1969  
K 1996 1970  
L 1997 1971  
M 1998 1972  
N 1999 1973  
O 2000 1974  
P 2001 1975  
Q 2002 1976  
R 2003 1977  
S 2004 1978  
T 2005 1979  
U 2006 1980  
V 2007 1981  
W 2008 1982  
X 2009 1983  
Y 2010 1984  
Z 2011 1985  
       
Example US0905    
       
Factory U Utsunomiya, Japan
Year S 2004  
Date 0905 5th Sept  

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