Stamp on the lens. How to decode it.

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  1. SandShots

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    Im in the process of buying an L series lens for my canon. these lenses have a stamp on the metal part of mount. this stamp is a code for when the lens was produced. how do we figure out what that code means?
     
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    The higher the number, the later it was manufactured. Isn't that as accurate as it gets?
     
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    how do u know what the current numeration is?

    the code on there is not a month and yr. u get like a 1214 on there
     

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