My 1016xx has the same front ring as your 1009xx, lacks the greenish
reflections I see in some other, newer Zuikos, says "LENS MADE IN JAPAN" around
the mount, and has nothing written on the inside.
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-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Jeff Keller" <jrk_om@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> I don't see any difference in the bodies. The front lens ring is the only
> difference that I see
> OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO SHIFT 1:2.8 f=35mm 1009xx
> OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO SHIFT 35mm 1:2.8 1108xx Japan
> The higher serial number lens has a greenish colored reflection that I don't
> see on the other. I'm looking at them under incandescent lights so the
> actual colors I see would change under daylight.
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Olaf Iwert <oiwert@xxxxxxx>
> Dear 35mm shift owners, I need your advice :
> How can I recognize whether it is the first or the later version of the
> shift lens ?
> I am asking this because although being a blacknose lens I saw that it
> might not necessarily comply with the 'normal' rules of engraving on the
> silver ring next to the bajonett mount.
> Any possible identificaton by serial number ?
> Please reply offline to
> Thanks in advance
> Olaf Iwert (the second Iwert on the list)
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