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The Camera Lens Mug

The Camera Lens Mug

This is another post for foodies who like photography, hot on the heels of my quick review of The Food Stylist’s Handbook. It’s The Camera Lens Mug, which is one of the only ways I’ve ever seen photography and food literally combined. The mug is not made out of a real lens – which is good, because that would bump the price way up and be a waste of a nice camera lens – but it does look just like a real 24-105mm Canon DSLR lens. The cup body is plastic, but it has a rubber-grip focus, zoom rings, a switchable auto focus switch and even has a lens cap lid. It couldn’t get any more realistic unless it was attached to a camera body! The cup is lined with stainless steel and it is insulated, to help keep your drinks warm or cold.

Need some drink inspiration apart from coffee or tea? Try filling yours up with one of these:

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12 Comments
  • Kim
    October 12, 2010

    I love this!!!! I’m getting it for my husband.

  • Kathy @ The Sugar Queen
    October 12, 2010

    Cute! I can see my daughter loving this cup ~ She’s a major coffee drinker, and has a real interest in photography.

  • Marley
    October 12, 2010

    I totally bought this mug! it is awesome!

    http://shuttermug.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-toy.html

  • Belinda @zomppa
    October 12, 2010

    Oh! Shhh…totally know who to get these for!

  • Astasia
    October 12, 2010

    I had seen that floating around previously (I think maybe on Boing Boing), but it is a cute novelty item. It wouldn’t match with any other dish or cutlery sets, though.

  • The Food Hunter
    October 12, 2010

    What a great idea!

  • Julianne
    October 13, 2010

    Oh my word, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that picture because I have the real version of that lens and it cost me a fortune! I thought someone had money to burn so thank goodness it’s only a mug – very convincing!

  • Jen
    October 13, 2010

    That’s cute! I wonder if they have a Nikkor lens mug equivalent bc I’d buy that!

  • onlenn
    October 16, 2010

    that’s mug really cool !!
    i’ve another type of lens mugs, you can found at here http://onlenn.ecrater.com/c/1262180/drink-equipment

  • Samantha
    October 17, 2010

    Hi, where’d you get that from and how much for? It’s convincing and cool! 😀 I totally wanna get that.

  • Daniel
    October 18, 2010

    I found these on Amazon.com – I bought one for myself and a few friends that are into photography as much as me. I love finding Christmas gifts like this! Oh, here is the link for anyone who is interested: http://amzn.com/B0047N48ZE

  • Brandon
    February 27, 2012

    You can still buy these camera lens mugs at http://www.lensmug.net

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