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Olympus iS-3000 or iS-3 or L3 camera dating


Aug 26, 2021
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I picked up one of these recently. It performs admirably with tack sharp and contrasty images and a lot of functionality.

These were only in production from a short time starting around 1992. There appears to be a date code stamped in the body but it is nothing like the codes used on OM series cameras.

In this case the code is SUL 9 28

Can anyone provide a date for this code or the methodology by which it is decoded?

Purely for interest.

Many thanks