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Gadget Monday: Do you drink Canon or Nikon?

Let’s geek out… While I would consider these cups “old news”, I regularly get comments like “this is SO cool, where did you get THAT” when drinking from my lens mug.
A few years ago Canon came out with an insulated mug resembling it’s 70-200 f/4L IS lens. Since then, the market has been flooded with several knock offs, and now you can get thermoses and tumblers of several Nikon and Canon lenses all over the internet.
Canon actually handed them out as give-away here in Vancouver during the last Olympics. They are fun, and innocent bystander’s faces are always good for a giggle when you are shooting, and then casually screw off the top of your lens to take a sip of coffee.
Ahhh the simple pleasures in life!

I own both the Nikon 24-70 2.8G and Canon 70-200 f/4L (mugs!). Both are “first series” models, handed out by Nikon and Canon, respectively (for whatever that’s worth). Both hold the same amount, but the Nikon is significantly shorter. It’s cap is also a bit easier to spin off and on, and I had virtually no problems with leakage. As far as looks go, the Nikon is more realistic looking “lens” of the two, but both have any layman easily be fooled. Actually, even pros get a bit jumpy when you casually toss them a “2000$ lens” across the studio and yell “catch”.
As for the important stuff: Both insulate just as well as any Starbucks tumbler I ever owned, but do not fit particularly well into a car’s cup holder.

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