How do you fix a Nikon lens that’s been dropped in the sea? Boil it!


posted Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM EST


Nikon Rumors has an interesting post about how the team at the Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan fixed a Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens that had been dropped in the sea. To repair the salt water damage, they boiled the lens!

The main problem with the Nikkor lens was that the salt water had thrown the autofocus (AF) motor out of whack and it needed to be replaced. Also, according to Nikon Rumors, the inner tube of the lens was rusted and stopped moving because of the salt water damage. To remove the rust, the repair center staff added some chemicals to the boiling water. After three days of work, the lens was completely fixed.

Check out the photos of the unusual repair job below and read more at Nikon Rumors.

Word of warning though: don't try this at home!