Nikon 85 F1.4d question

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For some of the newer lenses (and also the camera bodies) you can tell by the serial number for which market it was created - for example an 85/1.4G starting with a 6xxxxxx means that it was made for the US market, however with the older ones the serial number is just noting the production period.

Your serial number means it was made after 2006 in Japan, but I'm not sure if it is possible to see which market it was intended for.

Further info on serial numbers is at http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

You would have more luck if you have the cardboard box, as I believe the US is the only place where the lenses come in boxes with a picture of the lots of lens elements on the front.
 
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You can call NikonUSA and they have a database and can quickly tell you if it's a US lens. If it is not they won't know where it came from. You would have to call every country that is authorized to import Nikon lenses to see where it was originally imported to.
 
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