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    Help~ for H3DII S/N

    Hello everyone,

    I am helping my friend to ask how to use "Serise Number S/N" to check the camera's history, like what year of the camera, any repair history...
    Where can I check? Would you sent me a link please! Thank you Thank you!!

    Allen

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    Re: Help~ for H3DII S/N

    Hi Allen,

    All Hasselblad cameras and film magazines, as well as some other Hasselblad items, bear a two or three letter code in front of, or incorporated into, the serial number. Two of these letters are used to encrypt the year of manufacture. The key to translate these letters to digits is the word VHPICTURES, in which "V" stands for 1, "H" = 2, etc ...

    Here the complete code:

    V H P I C T U R E S
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

    The digits indicate the decennium and year in which the item was produced.
    For instance, a camera carrying the 'date code' "ER" was produced in 98, or 1998 ("E" = 9, "R" = 8)

    You can find this information here:

    Hasselbald Historical

    Best regards
    Thierry

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamallen View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I am helping my friend to ask how to use "Serise Number S/N" to check the camera's history, like what year of the camera, any repair history...
    Where can I check? Would you sent me a link please! Thank you Thank you!!

    Allen
    Last edited by Thierry; 12th December 2011 at 04:05.
    Thierry Hagenauer
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    Re: Help~ for H3DII S/N

    Thank you so much Thierry!
    Thats the new thing I learned from you. Vhpictures! Nice!

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