Friday, February 25, 2011

Canon Lens Coffee Mug Review

Just over a full year has passed since my shocking discovery at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Canon gave out coffee mugs in the shape of a life size EF 70-200mm f/4L lens in special press kits for the attending news media. Actually, I saw a post of the coffee mug on Canon Rumors and thus began my envious pursuit.

Of course, Canon lens coffee mugs emerged on Ebay immediately from various sellers claiming Winter Olympic authenticity with prices ranging up to $100. Obviously, sticker shocked, I began over the course of a year scouring the internet for a faithful retailer to distribute the Chinese import in the United States for a reasonable price. Patience is truly a virtue! I happened upon a Canon lens coffee mug in the shape of the trusty EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens from Fotodiox sold through Amazon. I know it is not the authentic EF 70-200mm f/4L Vancouver Winter Olympic Game's version, but beggars cannot be choosers!

So for under $20, you can be a proud owner of a Canon Lens coffee mug bought through a longstanding and very reliable retailer. There are some more expensive and even less expensive cups out there, but I thought $15 plus slow USPS shipping was reasonable for a metal lined coffee mug in the shape of the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. The quick pictures above I snapped with my Apple iPhone 4 to display my new beverage treasure. Now I can enjoy my morning cup of caffeine in relative Canon lens bliss!

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