I just came across this interesting story, apparently the Nikon repair center in Taiwan can restore and paint any Nikkor Lens. The guys over at Nikon Rumors recently got some pictures sent to them to show the quality of the repairs and paint and I must say it looks pretty good.
You can see a selection of the images below, or you can head to Nikon Rumors and check out the full set. The story of this particular lens is that they basically took an old beat to crap (but optically sound) Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and did a complete restoration and paint job. I’m not sure how I feel about the white, but for that particular lens it is definitely an improvement.
What are your thoughts? Would you send your lens to Taiwan to get completely overhauled like this? Let us know in a comment below!