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Gear Reviews

Suffering From Canon Jealousy? Get your Nikkor Lenses Painted White!

By Anthony Thurston on June 22nd 2013

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.

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What are your thoughts? Would you send your lens to Taiwan to get completely overhauled like this? Let us know in a comment below!

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Robert Sheppard

    Nikon did produce the AF-S 28/70mm f/2.8D IF-ED zoom lens in white years ago. BTW the Canon lens is white because otherwise it would overheat.

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  2. Kurk Rouse

    Never

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  3. Herm Tjioe

    Your picture taking ability will markedly improve when painted the famed Canon white L lens . . . that’s worth the money right there.

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  4. George

    Why would anyone with a high quality Nikkor lens want it mistaken for a Canon lens by painting it white. Can they paint Canon lens black and add a gold ring so it’s mistaken for a Nikkor lens

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