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Hands-On with the Nikon 24-70mm Cup

We reported on the Nikon coffee cup that finally appeared on the web months ago, but didn’t get our hands on one until today. We did an unboxing of the Canon coffee mug and thermos back in June, so we’ll do a similar hands-on for this Nikon one. Like the Canon ones, there’s a whole bunch of places making these things (none of which are the camera companies themselves), so there might be some variation on how the thing looks depending on where you buy it from.

Here’s the box that ours came in:

Just from looking at the box, it’s pretty clear that it’s not an official Nikon product. You’d probably get into legal trouble from them pretty quickly if you started selling these in the US.

The cup also came with its own carrying-bag, though I’m not sure how useful the bag would be in everyday life:

The cup itself is actually quite detailed, much like the 24-105 Canon mug (the 70-200mm not so much):

Unlike the Canon cup and thermos, the focus switch on this cup actually flips back and forth! Also, a really neat feature about this Nikon cup is that the zoom ring actually causes the cup to “zoom”!

Here’s a video into the cup, showing its metal innards:

So, there you have it. Nikon has a fun cup on the market that’s comparable to the Canon ones that took the Interwebs by storm months ago.

To get your own, you can look on eBay for “nikon coffee“, or try a search engine to buy it from an online store.


A big thanks to canonmugs for providing us with the free sample used in this post!


 
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  • Kayla

    I just got mine from 100milligrams.com. It’s very cool and gets a lot of interesting looks. Mine doesn’t zoom and the focus switch doesn’t actually switch. It’s still pretty awesome nonetheless. My biggest complaint would be that the lid doesn’t have a flap that opens so you can sip out of it. You have to actually unscrew the whole lid, which is kind of a pain, especially if you’re driving and you have something other than water in the mug.

  • Kayla

    I just got mine from 100milligrams.com. It’s very cool and gets a lot of interesting looks. Mine doesn’t zoom and the focus switch doesn’t actually switch. It’s still pretty awesome nonetheless. My biggest complaint would be that the lid doesn’t have a flap that opens so you can sip out of it. You have to actually unscrew the whole lid, which is kind of a pain, especially if you’re driving and you have something other than water in the mug.

  • http://ibrakeforbokeh.wordpress.com/ raceytay

    Your last guest blogger, harold.lloyd, gave me the canon 70-200mm thermal mug as a birthday present a few weeks ago. They’re just awesome. I worry about leaving it in the car, though, as it looks so real!

    http://ibrakeforbokeh.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/a-big-short-armed-thank-you/

  • Pieter

    If they come up with a Sony CZ 24-70 i am in for it !

  • Mark Wheadon

    I don’t know, I didn’t expect my 24-70 coffee mug to become deprecated that quickly! (Mine doesn’t zoom :-)

    Never mind — makes an excellent cup of tea, as the insulation and cap mean that it’s still properly hot when I get around to drinking it. Bonus!

    Mark

  • john

    do you think the bag could fit a d3100 and kit lens???? reply please!!