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    Post FourThirds system Serial Number Research

    FourThirds system Serial Number Research

    *Purpose
    To estimate the sold quantity and the sales of 4/3 products.
    You can enjoy not only results, but also reporting of individual users.
    It includes any type or brand of 4/3 products, such as lenses, bodies, accesories, and those of Micro FourThirds.

    *How to Report
    Post all of the products you have, with serial numbers.
    You can replace last 2 digits with "**".
    Like this;

    ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD 2300030**
    ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD 2400105**
    Teleconverter EC-14 0400035**
    OLYMPUS E-System Body E-3 D685032**

    or, you can simplify;

    14-42mm F3.5-5.6 2120612**
    E-410 D545075**

    Your help would be appreciated ! :-)

    *History and Schedule
    This research started 4th Oct, 2010 at the 4/3 lens thread of 2ch.net forum in Japan.
    http://toki.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/dc...84997365/212n-
    I will post results on this(FOUR/THRDS PHOTO) thread, at intervals.
    I want much more dear your reports !!

    *Intermediate Results
    Reported Number: Numbers and rates of your reports.
    Sold Quantity: Estimated by the largest serial number.
    Sales Volume: Multiply Sold Quantity by the Price.
    Price Rate: The gap of Japan Yen and U.S. Dollar price.
    //Some products are omitted for lack of reports number.

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    Default Reported Number

    Reported Number: Rate Number Product
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llll 54% 13 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llll 54% 13 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 50% 12 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 42% 10 ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm F3.5 Macro
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 42% 10 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 42% 10 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 38% 9 ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F2.8
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 33% 8 ZUIKO DIGITAL 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 29% 7 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 29% 7 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 29% 7 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5
    lllllllllllllllllllllllll 25% 6 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4-5.6
    lllllllllllllllllllllllll 25% 6 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
    lllllllllllllllllllllllll 25% 6 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
    lllllllllllllllll 17% 4 ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
    lllllllllllllllll 17% 4 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0
    lllllllllllllllll 17% 4 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm F2.0
    lllllllllllllllll 17% 4 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5 II
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 ZUIKO DIGITAL 17.5-45mm F3.5-5.6
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm F2.0 SWD
    llllllll 8% 2 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm F3.5-6.3
    llll 4% 1 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150mm F2.0
    llll 4% 1 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8
    0% 0 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F2.8

    lllllllllllll 13% 3 LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH.
    llllllll 8% 2 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm/F3.8-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
    llllllll 8% 2 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
    0% 0 LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.

    llllllll 8% 2 SIGMA 55-200 F4-5.6 DC
    llll 4% 1 SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM
    llll 4% 1 SIGMA 50-500mm F4.6-6.3 APO DG HSM
    llll 4% 1 SIGMA 105Macro EX DG

    llllllll 8% 2 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F2.8
    llll 4% 1 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
    llll 4% 1 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
    0% 0 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6
    0% 0 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6
    0% 0 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7

    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllll 58% 14 Teleconverter EC-14
    lllllllllllllllllllllllll 25% 6 Electronic Flash FL-36
    lllllllllllllllll 17% 4 Electronic Flash FL-36R
    lllllllllllllllll 17% 4 Teleconverter EC-20
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 Extention Tube EX-25
    llllllll 8% 2 Electronic Flash FL-50R
    llll 4% 1 Electronic Flash FL-50

    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llll 54% 13 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-3
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 33% 8 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-1
    lllllllllllllllllllllllll 25% 6 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-300
    lllllllllllllllllllll 21% 5 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-520
    lllllllllllllllll 17% 4 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-30
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-420
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-510
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-410
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-620
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-330
    lllllllllllll 13% 3 OLYMPUS E-System Body E-500

    llllllll 8% 2 OLYMPUS PEN E-P1

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    Default Sold Quantity

    Sold Quantity: Quantity Product
    10*lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 764,400 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
    10*lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 426,200 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4-5.6
    10*llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 375,600 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
    10*llllllllllll 124,000 ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 91,900 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 47,300 ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm F3.5 Macro
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 45,000 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD
    lllllllllllllllllllllllll 24,600 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD
    lllllllllllllllllllllll 23,000 ZUIKO DIGITAL 17.5-45mm F3.5-5.6
    llllllllllllllll 15,800 ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F2.8
    llllllllllll 11,700 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
    llllllllllll 11,700 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5
    llllllllllll 11,500 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
    lllllllll 8,700 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm F3.5-6.3
    llllllll 7,500 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0
    llllllll 7,500 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5
    lllllll 6,500 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
    llllll 5,900 ZUIKO DIGITAL 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
    llll 4,300 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm F2.0
    llll 4,300 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5 II
    llll 3,700 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm F2.0 SWD
    ll 1,900 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150mm F2.0
    l 1,400 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8
    0 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F2.8

    llllllllll 10,000 LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH.
    lll 3,200 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm/F3.8-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
    l 1,200 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
    0 LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.

    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 89,000 Electronic Flash FL-36
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 50,000 Electronic Flash FL-36R
    lllllllllllllllllll 18,700 Electronic Flash FL-50
    llllllllllllllllll 17,600 Electronic Flash FL-50R
    llllllll 8,100 Teleconverter EC-20
    llllll 5,700 Teleconverter EC-14
    llll 4,200 Extention Tube EX-25

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    Default Sales Volume

    Sales Volume: Sales(JPY 100 million ~= USD/EUR 1 million) Product
    10*llllllllllllllllllllllll 237.0 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
    10*llllllllllllllll 159.4 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4-5.6
    10*llllllllllll 116.4 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llll 53.6 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 46.4 ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 43.7 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 34.4 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD
    llllllllllllllllll 17.7 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0
    lllllllllllllllll 16.8 ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm F3.5 Macro
    lllllllllllllll 15.3 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm F2.0
    lllllllllll 11.2 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8
    lllllllllll 10.9 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm F2.0 SWD
    lllllllllll 10.9 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
    lllllllll 9.4 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5
    lllllllll 9.3 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
    lllllllll 8.8 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5
    llllllll 7.5 ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F2.8
    llllll 6.3 ZUIKO DIGITAL 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
    llllll 5.9 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150mm F2.0
    llllll 5.8 ZUIKO DIGITAL 17.5-45mm F3.5-5.6
    lllll 5.2 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm F3.5-6.3
    lllll 4.6 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
    llll 3.6 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5 II
    0.0 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F2.8

    llllllllllll 12.0 LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH.
    lll 3.0 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm/F3.8-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
    ll 1.9 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.
    0.0 LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.

    lllllllllllllllllllllllll 25.5 Electronic Flash FL-36
    llllllllllllllll 16.0 Electronic Flash FL-36R
    lllllllllll 11.0 Electronic Flash FL-50R
    llllllllll 10.5 Electronic Flash FL-50
    lllll 4.9 Teleconverter EC-20
    lll 3.2 Teleconverter EC-14
    l 0.7 Extention Tube EX-25

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    Default Price Rate

    Price Rate(difference with average): Rate Product JPY USD
    ..............lllllllllllllllllllllllll 190 ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F2.8 JPY47,500 $250
    ..............llllllllllllll........... 162 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro JPY81,000 $500
    ..............lllllllllll.............. 154 ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm F3.5 Macro JPY35,500 $230
    ..............llllll................... 142 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm F2.0 JPY355,000 $2,500
    ..............llll..................... 138 ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm F2.8-3.5 II JPY83,000 $600
    ..............ll....................... 134 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 JPY37,400 $280
    ..............ll....................... 133 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8 JPY800,000 $6,000
    ..............ll....................... 133 ZUIKO DIGITAL 11-22mm F2.8-3.5 JPY106,000 $800
    ..............l........................ 131 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F4.0 JPY236,000 $1,800
    ....................................... 128 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm F2.0 SWD JPY295,000 $2,300
    .............l......................... 125 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F2.8 JPY875,000 $7,000
    .............l......................... 124 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 JPY31,000 $250
    .............l......................... 124 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150mm F2.0 JPY310,000 $2,500
    ...........lll......................... 120 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm F3.5-6.3 JPY60,000 $500
    ...........lll......................... 119 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD JPY119,000 $1,000
    ...........lll......................... 119 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 JPY47,500 $400
    ..........llll......................... 118 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 JPY71,000 $600
    ..........llll......................... 117 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD JPY140,000 $1,200
    ..........llll......................... 116 ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye JPY93,000 $800

    ..............lll...................... 136 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm/F3.8-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. JPY95,000 $700
    .............l......................... 125 LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 14-50mm/F2.8-3.5 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. JPY150,000 $1,199
    .......lllllll......................... 109 LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. JPY120,000 $1,099
    .lllllllllllll......................... 095 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. JPY162,000 $1,699

    ..............llllllllllll............. 158 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 JPY47,500 $300
    ..............llllllllllll............. 158 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F2.8 JPY47,500 $300
    ..............llllllll................. 147 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 JPY88,000 $600
    ...........lll......................... 119 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 JPY107,000 $900
    ..........llll......................... 117 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 JPY35,000 $300
    ....llllllllll......................... 101 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 JPY71,000 $700

    ..............lll...................... 134 LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. JPY47,000 $350
    ....................................... 128 LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. JPY77,000 $600
    .............l......................... 125 LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH. JPY50,000 $400
    ...........lll......................... 119 LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. JPY101,000 $850
    ...........lll......................... 119 LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 ASPH. JPY47,500 $400
    ...........lll......................... 119 LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm / F3.5 JPY95,000 $800
    ...........lll......................... 119 LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. JPY95,000 $800
    ..........llll......................... 117 LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. JPY35,000 $300
    ......llllllll......................... 108 LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm / F4.0 ASPH. JPY119,000 $1,100
    ...lllllllllll......................... 100 LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 JPY25,000 $250

    ..............lllll.................... 139 Electronic Flash FL-36R JPY32,000 $230
    ....................................... 127 Teleconverter EC-14 JPY56,000 $440
    .............l......................... 125 Teleconverter EC-20 JPY60,000 $480
    .............l......................... 125 Electronic Flash FL-50R JPY62,500 $500
    llllllllllllll......................... 091 Extention Tube EX-25 JPY16,000 $175


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    Default Re: FourThirds system Serial Number Research

    You've listed what, where, and who...but not why. Why is this being done, and for what legitimate purpose will the information be used?

    My impression is that it's not for a good reason, but hey...I'm a skeptic.

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    Default Re: FourThirds system Serial Number Research

    It's just to have fun. Isn't it interesting for you ? :-D
    Skeptics can also enjoy just these charts without any corporation !!

    ...and furthermore, "You can replace last 2 digits with "**".". ;-)

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    Default Re: FourThirds system Serial Number Research

    No...I have no interest in Olympus 4/3's sales numbers other than I want them to continue in 4/3 & m4/3 business.

    I also don't see what difference it makes if you provide the entire serial number or not either...what will they use if for, identity theft?

    I don't see the "fun", but whatever floats your boat.

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    Default Re: FourThirds system Serial Number Research

    A five post member on a fishing expedition for serial numbers?,
    Count me out.
    If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads,
    you're doing something wrong." óJohn Gierach



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    www.hillbilly-photo.com

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    Default Re: FourThirds system Serial Number Research

    Okay, okay, please you just enjoy reading result charts.
    I was very presumptuous for a newcomer(or instant user), very sorry.

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    Default Re: FourThirds system Serial Number Research

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Flinchbaugh View Post
    A five post member on a fishing expedition for serial numbers?,
    Count me out.
    Jim - the number of times I've tried to get the wandering bug in your sig off my monitor... It's driving me NUTS!!!

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