If you've read deeply into any of this blog, you'll find i'm pretty biased with all Canon Camera stuff. Sue me if you're disappointed, but as far as DSLR Video related stuff is going on, Nikon's been pretty late in the game. Well here's another late entry by Nikon (or by some knock-off artist). After much much rave around the Canon Coffee Mugs, here comes the Nikon Coffee mug! So for all you Nikon shooters who had to sit in the cube next to the guy bragging about his fancy little Canon Mug (yes I do that), you can finally stand your ground. Check out the prices and availablity on the Nikon Coffee Mugs here.
Canon 24-105mm Lens Mug Coffee Cup ' 2nd Generation Update '
In other related news. The Canon 24-105 Coffee cups have had a complete redesign. So we knew that the 70-200mm F/4 Canon Mug was legit. Then someone had the idea of designing a cup based on the Canon 24-105mm F/4 L lens with IS. We knew this was a cheap knock off and the quality of the design was even terrible. So this wasn't something I really talked about. Well I just got news that the 24-105mm cup has had a redesign they are calling '2nd Generation'. With better letter printing, overall build, and even working switches on the side (not even the 70-200 has this feature), the new version is looking really really really good. I'm grabbing mine now. Check out the prices and availablity on the Canon 24-105mm Len Cup.
There aren't too many photos of these Canon L Coffee mugs online. Normally it's the same photos being recycled over and over on the internet. I just thought I'd share a few more of my own. Sorry, i'm shooting these from work, i'll get these into my Product Photography Cocoon soon enough. I wanted to take some additional photos of the detail around the sides, top, and bottom for everyone to get a better view. Everyone that sees this thing always takes a triple take because it looks just like the real 70-200mm F/4. There's some shots of it next to the real deal.
I've been posting about these for a long time. I went through hurdles to find out about getting these things over to the US, but found out that the Manufacturer can't get them over due to a contract with Canon. Yes, I had a friend in China who talked to the owner 'in person'. In fact I had 2 people talk to the owner 'in person'. Well they did show up on the black market of eBay and other websites.
I wanted to do something nice for Canonholics out there and took the plunge purchasing the Canon L Lens mug from CanonMugs.com. They run a bit high, but if you gotta have it, you gotta have it. Most of the concern was not the high $45.00 dollar / item price, but was it legit? Purchasing these items come from oversears and it's always buyer beware. Even eBay sellers who are auctioning are just recently registered members with very little feedback. So for the sake of the Cheesycam readers who really wanted to order these things, I can attest that I've received my set of 2 mugs (kinda worried for a while).
If you're interested in grabbing one of your own, check out CanonMugs.com. It's real....they are very real..and they walk amongst us. Well mostly at Starbucks at least. Later, i'm going to Starbucks to get my Canon L lens mugs filled!