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Will the Real Lens Please Stand Up

 

Okay, so it's obvious, but one of these is a coffee mug.

Who thinks these things up??

I even got a Nikon one for Astrid...but not at those prices.  :)

 

(While my laptop is in the shop, I'm raiding my Archives.)

 

 

 

Will the Real Lens Please Stand Up

 

Okay, so it's obvious, but one of these is a coffee mug.

Who thinks these things up??

I even got a Nikon one for Astrid...but not at those prices.  :)

 

(While my laptop is in the shop, I'm raiding my Archives.)

 

 

 

comments (48)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jan 2012, 00:39
Great fun, heh!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Ray! smile
Not being familiar with Canon cameras at all, I guess that the coffee mug is the one on the left. Mainly because the top of the right one looks like a lens cap. I won't cry if you tell me I'm wrong - LOL!! smile
Ginnie Hart: They actually BOTH have lens caps on, Sheila. Does that change your decision at all? smile
Very funny Ginnie! I needed that laugh after dealing night after night with the dang campaign. I love America, can't really imagine ever leaving her, but you're not missing a thing by not being here for this toxic atmosphere. Why can't Google just go and take over Congress? They'd do it right!
Ginnie Hart: So glad I could give you a laugh, Elizabeth. You should hear what's going on in America from THIS side of the Pond! (sigh)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jan 2012, 04:46
...erm... well let me think, while I drink coffee out of my Nikon coffee cup.... grin
A great find, somebody had fun.... smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I actually like yours better than mine, believe it or not. But only the coffee mug! grin I think someone is laughing all the way to the bank.
That's pretty -cool- ... or should I saw -hot- cause one's a coffee cup?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Jacquelyn. smile Thanks.
Pretty cool. Enjoy your coffe Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid usaes hers (Nikon) every day, Richard, and I wash it every day. smile Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2012, 07:08
I've looked and looked and still can't make up my mind. My gut feeling is that its the one on the left? Also I have been looking at my lenses to compare so I may be right to say its left, right? grin
Very clever, now I want one of those...ebay!
Ginnie Hart: Without giving the answer, SAVO, I'll just make sure to steer you to an eBay supplier who totally undercuts the Canon site for price. I had no problem getting mine from Hong Kong. (What can I say: I'm cheap!)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Coffee-Lens-Mug-Cup-Thermos-EF-24-105mm-/140590956340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbdfbf34
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2012, 07:47
Haha- finely stabilized lenses! a coffee mug?- what een grappig, crazy idea! I imagine now your Kiss lens- looking like a scyscraper! (I have like Astrid a Nikon lens: Sigma 18-200 I should more often used)
(I am feeling with Elizabeth)
Ginnie Hart: Someone is laughing all the way to the bank on this one, Philine. smile Bedankt.
I have never seen these before! The cup must be the one on the left....or is it the one on the right? grin
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Very clever, Bill,m isn't it. I think one could retire on such a creative invention. smile
  • lisl
  • England
  • 25 Jan 2012, 08:20
This is surreal, Ginnie - it has got to be the one on the left, as it is not quite as clear cut?
Ginnie Hart: Surreal is a good word for this, Elisabeth. I'm not saying you're right but I'm definitely saying you're not wrong! How's that for an answer. grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 25 Jan 2012, 08:36
Great idea Ginnie, thanks for showing this. I like things like this.
Ginnie Hart: I just LOVE these stupid, clever inventions, Chad!!! smile
de quoi prendre des photos au loin et aussi y faire de la belle macrophotographie
Ginnie Hart: And to think one of them is almost good for nothing, except to drink out of! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jan 2012, 08:47
Quite the rage in camera shops. I am a bit wiser, I don't try to fit them to my camera anymore smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! A wise man indeed, who knows what's real from the get-go. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2012, 08:59
I'm thinking the one on the left ... smile
Ginnie Hart: It's fun to see how close they can come to reality, Anne, isn't it! Actually, the ones I saw today on eBay are even better than when I bought this last summer.
Send a Nikon one to Chad so he cant take any more pictures Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Mick. grin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2012, 09:07
Hahahaha.. perhaps we're the mugs for paying the prices for such things smile think the mug is the one on the left, judging be the finish on the area around the window. The one on the right looks like it has a filter attached (but it could be a coffee filter smile )
Ginnie Hart: HA! A smart guy who knows the importance of a coffee filter! grin I would never buy the Canon brand of these Canon mugs (only their lenses). I was able to get mine for much cheaper off of eBay look-alikes. OK, so I'm cheap! It was too fun to resist for both me and Astrid. She drinks out of her Nikon mug every day!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Coffee-Lens-Mug-Cup-Thermos-EF-24-105mm-/140590956340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbdfbf34
ahahaha...neither one fits the Nespresso machine!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You are so funny, Juan Carlos! grin
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2012, 09:27
WOW...you do have to wonder about what clever and creative person thought to reincarnate a camera lens in the form of a mug. Terrific!
Ginnie Hart: Someone is laughing all the way to the bank, Marcie. smile Speaking of which, your own mind is creative like that and one day YOU will be doing the laughing!
Very nice Ginnie, I have that lens, good, but can produce a surprising amount of colour fringing for an expensive lens in some situations.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. I have both lenses, of course. grin Actually, the real lens used to be my everyday lens, which I used to love. I don't ever recall the color fringing, as you've mentioned, however. But then, you're a much more observant photographer, I'm sure!
I'm guessing the one on the right. What a great idea!
Ginnie Hart: I won't tell you you are right, Mary, but I will tell you you are wrong. smile How's that for an answer.
LOL, i would love one!@
Ginnie Hart: You can always get one, Chantal.
they don't come cheap I see...
Ginnie Hart: ....but don't get one from the Canon link! I got mine from a Hong Kong link like the following off eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Coffee-Lens-Mug-Cup-Thermos-EF-24-105mm-/140590956340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbdfbf34
Ha, that's a good one Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Fun, isn't it, Doug. smile
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2012, 12:01
I'm guessing the right is the lens, but I know you're not going to confirm - you're having too much fun! wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You sure have me pegged, Martin. grin What I WILL tell you is that you are not wrong.
Very cool! smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Victoria. smile
Amazing - what will they think of next?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly! Thanks, Tom.
  • Linda
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2012, 13:59
Like a lot of people I am going for the left one Lol as the mug! really good copy which ever way round, great fun too! smile
Ginnie Hart: Now that it's the next day, I'll point blank say you're right, Linda. grin Lots of fun, indeed. Thanks.
Nice pair Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2012, 15:00
it's actually pretty clever.. i wish i could've thought of it first, then raked in the moolah.. lol.. smile i want one!
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Rian. We all need to get our thinking caps on! smile You can get one, of course, but go to eBay to find the cheaper versions that are just as good, like this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Coffee-Lens-Mug-Cup-Thermos-EF-24-105mm-/140590956340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbdfbf34
Whether Canon or Nikon, you may even find a lens you have. That was the fubn of it for me.
I'll go for the left hand one Ginnie, and I hope you put all our minds at rest on Friday. I doubt whether I could get an Olympus mug to match my kit, they are too small for a decent sized drink!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Brian, I'll tell you right now that you're right (now that it's Thursday). I tried searching for an Olympus mug but couldn't find one yet. Doesn't mean they don't have one? Believe it or not, Astrid's Nikon 24-70 mug and my Canon 24-105 mug both hold the same amount: 14 oz. Not bad!
i'm gonna say the left one is the coffee mug ... the right one has a lens cap!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Dennis, both of them have a lens cap. grin But the one on the right also has a lens filter/protector, so you're right about your choice! So fun, right?!
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 25 Jan 2012, 17:45
wow...that's wonderful...it's impossible to say which one is mug
Ginnie Hart: Now that it's Thursday...it's the one on the left, Krunal. It's fun, isn't it, to see someone's creativity like this.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2012, 18:42
Ha Ha I have not seen anything like that before smile
Ginnie Hart: It's one of those things that takes you by surprise, Cherry, as it did me when I first saw it last year. smile Thanks.
What an inventive & original idea.

I'm always stumped as to what to give my son-in-law for Christmas. This would be the perfect gift for him. Thanks so much for posting the link, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I had a feeling someone would enjoy this as a gift idea, Beverly. The ones at Canon are very expensive. I got mine off of eBay at a greatly reduced price (if you don't mind buying from Hong Kong?!). If you know the exact lens he has, you may be able to find it:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Coffee-Lens-Mug-Cup-Thermos-EF-24-105mm-/140590956340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbdfbf34
Ha ha... The fake one even comes with a lens cap. wink

Hello, I am back. smile
Had a great time in Finland.
Ginnie Hart: They're even better now than when I bought mine last year, LC. Amazingly realistic!

Finland! You do get around. I've only been to Helsinki and LOVED it. But it was not in the winter time. You got some GORGEOUS pictures. Bravo.
the left one
Ginnie Hart: Bingo, Derek. smile
This is really cool Ginnie. Did you get it from Starbucks?
Ginnie Hart: It's one of those things you wish you had thought of first, John, right? smile

No, not at Starbucks but off of eBay. The Canon link above gives you the expensive variety...too expensive for my taste. I went to eBay and found my own lens much cheaper (there are several to choose from in both Canon and Nikon brands):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Coffee-Lens-Mug-Cup-Thermos-EF-24-105mm-/140590956340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbdfbf34
This is soooooo cool Ginnie... i have had four Canon cameras... do you think that you can find one of those mugs for... let's say my birthday!! lol....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I'd say you need to let Penny know about this, Peter. grin There are several mugs of both Canon and Nikon lenses. Just Google for your particular lens and add coffee mug after it. You're bound to find one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Coffee-Lens-Mug-Cup-Thermos-EF-24-105mm-/140590956340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbdfbf34
I was thinking of getting one. Very cool.
Ginnie Hart: If you're not against getting one from Hong Kong, Michael, you can get one for much cheaper than the ones at the Canon site:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Coffee-Lens-Mug-Cup-Thermos-EF-24-105mm-/140590956340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbdfbf34
Thanks G!
You'll love Helsinki in snow.
So much snow - endless fun. smile

I am planning to visit Jersey. Or maybe Guernsey next month. Perhaps a little bit of Normandy too.
Ginnie Hart: You are really getting around, Woman! Good for you.
  • Ahmad
  • Iran
  • 26 Jan 2012, 13:56
This is an eye-catching and impressing shot ... but I prefer the 24-70 .
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ahmad. I actually prefer my 28-300! grin
Who'd think of this indeed!
Is there a handle?
Ginnie Hart: No handle, Wim, but you don't need one, because it's insulated. What people come up with amazes me!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jan 2012, 20:38
I want one of these!
Ginnie Hart: You can get one easily enough, Paul. But I recommend going to eBay and getting the cheaper version which appears just as good!
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2012, 14:36
Without reading the comments, my guess would be the one on the right. The one on the left has a rounded rim probably to make it easier on the lips when sipping. Plus, the texture looks a little off.

Hope I haven't just cast doubt on my competence as a professional. tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love that you've tried to figure it out, DrAW. smile It's fun, isn't it. Thanks.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2012, 14:50
Ok I'm wrong about the texture (probably a lighting artifact). The only giveaway I can see is the distance meter (that area where the word 'Macro' is visible). The distance between the white marking and the red markings. The distance is more on the fake one. So the real one is on the right.

But I could be wrong. They did such a wonderful job!
Ginnie Hart: You worked it through to a correct conclusion, DrAW. But the mugs I've seen since I bought mine last year are even more sophisticated. It's really quite amazing.
  • Bob K
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2012, 21:07
Ok, with much effort since I initially saw it, it must be the one on the left. And it was only with enlarging the pic I could say.
Awesome pic Ginnie dear.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's fun, Bob, isn't it. You're right!
Funny story for you Ginnie!

I got my sister a Canon 17-40L for XMas and she got one of these 24-70L coffee mugs on the damn table, she got it as a prank from her husband for xmas. So when she opened her gift from me, she thought it was another damn coffee mug! I told her just not to pour coffee in the 17-40 lens, it works better attached to a camera.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Nik. Thanks for shariung this. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 30 Jan 2012, 21:10
A great idea for a shot - particularly appeals because I have one - but use it to keep my pencil/pens in - coffee in plastic mugs ain't to good.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's a great idea, George. Mine is sitting on a shelf somewhere but Astrid's has a stainless steel thermal liner and she uses hers every day for coffee. Now you've got me thinking about ways to use mine. THANK YOU.

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