A service center in Taiwan has repaired a seawater-damaged Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED lens by boiling it. According to a post by Nikon Rumors, after investigating the damage, staff established that the AF motor of the lens needed to be replaced and some internal parts were 'rusted' due to salt water damage. To remove this 'rust', they boiled them in water. The lens was apparently fixed in three days.

Despite being called the 'Nikon Repair Center' this company appears not to be an ahem... official Nikon... repair center, and we certainly wouldn't recommend taking the 'boiling in chemically-infused water' approach to cleaning your own jammed-up lenses. How would you feel if a service center took this approach to fixing your gear? Let us know in the comments. 

 (via Nikon Rumors)

A camera service center in Taiwan repaired a Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens that was dropped in the sea by boiling corroded parts in a chemical/water solution.