|Top: the photo from the March 2011 eBay item.|
Bottom: the photo from the February 2012 eBay item.
After putting photos of the top panel of both cameras side by side the wood pattern looked very much the same. You know that no two fingerprints are exactly the same, and just so there are no two pieces of wood with 100% the same pattern. So my camera would most probably be the March 2011 camera. I mailed the seller to ask about the holes. He had not shown photos of the back panel on eBay, so I made clear that he should have.
|The two non-original holes and the original D-shaped red window.|
What did I learn from this? I learned that even at my age I can be fooled by a pretty face and forget to have a look at the back side ;)