Posts Tagged ‘novelty’

A Wooden Hanging Lamp Shaped Like a Giant Nikon 14-24mm Lens

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Check out this DSLR Paparazzi lamp, created by Spanish design studio Monoculo Design Studio. It’s a wooden hanging lamp that’s shaped like a gigantic Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 camera lens.
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Promo Idea: Use Tiny DSLR USB Drives to Make Sure Your Photos Are Seen

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To promote this year’s edition of its sports photography competition, Red Bull Illume is sending out a pretty slick promo. It’s simply a USB drive loaded with a press media kit, but the presentation is so clever that we thought we’d share it with you (perhaps you can do something similar to promote your own photography business).
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Grind Up Your Spices With This Camera Lens Manual Pepper Mill Grinder

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Here’s another curious photography-related novelty item for those of you looking to fill your house with them (i.e. those of you who purchased the lens shaped vacuum cleaner and lens-shaped humidifier that we featured recently): it’s a lens shaped pepper mill.
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War Journalist: A 1/6-Scale Action Figure of a Conflict Photographer

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Behold, the coolest photography-related toy we’ve seen so far this year: War Journalist: Battlefield Hero. It’s a 1/6-scale Toymaster-brand action figure that lets kids play make believe with their very own conflict photographer!
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A Lens-Shaped Humidifier For Those Dry Winter Months

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After all of those serious news reports and lens announcements, we thought it would be fun to share something on the whimsical side. You’ve seen camera lens mugs, now we give you a lens-shaped humidifier that’ll keep the dry skin away over the next few months. Read more…

Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ to Photo Geeks Like This Chocolate DSLR

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You’ve probably seen chocolate-colored DSLR cameras before, but have you ever seen DSLR-shaped chocolate? The camera above was created by San Francisco-based Etsy seller Hans Chung as a gift for his friends and family. It’s a highly detailed solid chocolate replica of a Canon D60 that has a battery grip attached.
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Leica-Inspired Cookies and Cakes Created by Fans for the Holidays

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A week before Christmas last month, Leica launched a contest to spread some holiday cheer. Instead of asking its fans to make photographs, however, the company asked them to bake cookies and cakes.
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Leica Officially Jumping Onto the Lens Mug Train, Two Models Arriving Soon

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Lens-shaped coffee mugs and vacuum flasks (the proper name for the Thermos) have become a hot novelty item in the world of photography over the past couple of years, and Leica wants a piece of the action. Two weeks ago, a Leica-branded coffee mug was spotted on eBay, and now it appears that the strange product will be hitting store shelves at brick-and-mortar Leica retail locations.
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Polaroid Jacket Lets You Wear What the Company’s Factory Workers Wore

After Polaroid film died off, the The Impossible Project spent years rebooting the factories and breathing new life into old lines of instant film. However, the white-bordered film isn’t the only thing Impossible has brought back from the dead. The company has also recreated Polaroid fashion from decades ago, launching the Polaroid Classic Factory Jacket.
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Spotted: A Leica-Branded Pen and Coffee Cup, and a Pentax Q10 Watch

Canon started quite a fad back in 2010 by handing out novelty lens mugs at the Vancouver Olympic games. Within two years, it seems like everyone is making and selling lens-shaped coffee mugs now. If you thought Leica had stayed out of the craze, think again. Leica Rumors spotted the pen and coffee cup above being sold on eBay last week. The luxury Caran d’Ache pen carries the familiar red dot, while the cup features Noctilux lens markings.
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