Symbol on some Nikkor lenses

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by marsh, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. marsh


    Aug 11, 2005
    Tennessee, USA
    Does anyone know the meaning of the symbol with a "10" surrounded by 2 arrows that make a circle around the number?

    I bought an 18-200 today, and it had that symbol on it. I thought it might have to do with the lense's range (11+), but the same symbol was on a brand new 85 1.4 as well.

    Also, the 18-200 was made in Thailand, and the 85 was from Japan--therefore, I don't think it was a factory code.

  2. Huff09


    Feb 25, 2007
    Carmichael, CA
    My new 70-300 VR has the same symbol. I have seen it mentioned on a couple of other sites with no real answer given.

    If I were to guess, I would say it probably relates to recycling in some way. . . but that's just a guess.
  3. So... I guess I was wrong believing that it meant "factory reconditioned and checked to be 10/10"...
    And I rejected a perfectly like new 12-24mm lens because of that $@%&£ sticker! :mad:
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