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Best Gift for the Camera Buff

Updated on August 6, 2013

Say Cheese! Camera Lens Mugs Make the Best Gifts for Photographers

Have you seen these Camera Lens Mugs? They're the perfect gift idea for any Camera Buff on your Gift List.

A passionate photographer can be difficult to buy for. Sure they'll always perk up at receiving a special effects filter or a brand new camera lens but how do you know which to buy? Or what would work well with their camera? There are so many choices and so much depends on what they like to shoot.

Then there's also the cost, high quality lenses are not cheap many can run into the hundreds of dollars. I know from experience as my husband and I are amateur photo buffs and have invested a sizeable sum into this hobby.

So here is the ideal gift, one they will be thrilled to receive and one that won't bust your budget; the Best Nikon and Canon Lens Mugs for travel, for home, or for the office with direct links to Amazon so you can get your order in early.

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Everyone enjoys a gift that shows off their favorite hobby or profession.

The Best Nikon Camera Lens Mugs

Nikon 24-70mm Lens Cup with Bag

Looks Like the Real Deal

This Nikon Lens Cup is true to size making it a spot-on replica of the real lens, it even has a zoom ring with working zoom action. The cup features a Stainless Steel Interior that holds about 8 ounces, a twist-off Nikon Cap lid, and a zippered carrying pouch with adjustable straps. Be careful not to confuse this cup with the real thing.

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm Thermos Travel Mug

Great Conversation Piece

This terrific thermos is a great eye-catcher and conversation piece, it will definitely be noticed and makes for a great novelty gift. It sports the Stainless Steel interior and comes with a lens cover bag just like the real Nikon AF-S lens.

Nikon Zoom-able Lens Mug

Great Gift for that Photo Buff

This super cute Lens Cup makes a fun gift for any camera buff but be warned it is not an official Nikon cup so reads Nican, not Nikon. Has a Stainless Steel interior like most and works more like a thermos than just a cup at keeping beverages warm.

So Cool Nikon Lens Cup

Gets Them Every Time

This authentic looking travel mug looks just like a Nikon Lens and will fool everyone when they first see it, great for camera enthusiasts or fun loving pranksters. This cup does a great job of insulating your coffee, cocoa, or tea.

Which is Which?

These mugs are so authentic looking they just might be mistaken for the real thing.

The Best Canon Camera Lens Mugs

Canon 24-105mm Lens Cup

Awesome Gift for the Photographer

What a great simulation of the Canon 24-105mm lens, looks so genuine that it will fool any photography pro. The buttons actually move making it a fun surprise. A solid mug for any beverage hot or cold and very light weight only 11.02 ounces.

Canon EF 1:1 Coffee Mug

Great Office Co-worker Gift

Your avid camera friend and office co-workers will love this cup. How often have you been stumped as to what to get a coworker for that low-cost gift exchange? Well here is your answer! This is a terrific cup that looks like a real lens and even has a rubber strap heat insulator. This is a gift they will be thrilled to receive.

Canon Lens Cup Ef 70-200mm

Magnificent Gift

This Canon Lens Mug is amazingly real looking making it a fabulous gift for all your camera enthusiast friends or family. This is one of the better cups at keeping your hot drink hot. Reviews attest to the fact that it doesn’t leak, a very important point. A great gadget gift!

Canon Thermos Stainless Coffee Cup

Perfect Secret Santa Gift

Is it a Thermos or is it a Coffee Cup? You will be pleasantly pleased to know it works well as both, keeping your hot beverages hot and your cold beverages cold; great for coffee, tea, milk, juice or whatever. The mug comes with a moveable lens, carry pouch, and strap. This is a perfect Secret Santa Gift for extended families, classmates, or friends.

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    • Ursel001 profile image

      Ursel001 5 years ago

      Nice gift for my daughter!Thanks for sharing!Great lens;-)

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      Merry Christmas all and thanks so much for visiting and taking time to comment!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for this

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      applejacking 5 years ago

      Canon stainless coffee cup is truly awesome. thanks for share this ideas.

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      Glenda Motsavage 5 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Absolutely love the Canon Stainless Coffee Cup! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the well-deserved "Home Page" honors!

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Good ideas. I love the mugs. I've never seen one before; they are terrific!

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      Constantimo 5 years ago

      Great gift idea - they look incredible!

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      imagelist lm 5 years ago

      Great info thanks...

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      ZenSquid 5 years ago

      Great gift ideas!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow!!! What a great idea, I love it. I know someone who would love this.

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      SurvivalFood1 5 years ago

      So cool -- I have never seen these before, but I need to get one for my sister now!

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      Nice to see everyone and thanks so much Steve for the Squid Blessing!

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      Robz007 5 years ago

      Thermos travel mug is my favorite.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Amazing mugs. Buying one of these is a lot less expensive than removing the glass from a real lens.

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      Everyday-Miracles 5 years ago

      Really nifty gift idea!

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      Thanks for visiting, I'm sure they will enjoy!

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Great ideas here! Thanks for sharing. Have several friends who are into photography, am sure they'll appreciate this.

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      Kay 5 years ago

      Wow! I've never seen these before and am now thinking we need one! Thanks!

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      missmary1960 5 years ago

      This is great!

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      Benjamynn 5 years ago

      That's so cool, would have never thought of that. Happy holidays! :)

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      Thanks so much for the kind words and the blessing!! Much appreciated!

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Awesome gift ideas and love the layout! Blessed!

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      Pretty cool gifts for photographers!

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      john-dewitt-7 5 years ago

      Really informative lens. Thanks

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      Tom Maybrier 5 years ago

      I thought to myself - why are there cookies in that lens hood? I was fooled!

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      Tom 5 years ago

      That camera mug is a pretty cool idea!

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      @miaponzo: So funny! Thanks for the Squid blessing, much appreciated!!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Yes.. the lens mugs are absolutely real looking... I kept on getting mad at my daughter for leaving her zoom lens around .. :0).. until I found out it was a CUP!!!!! Blessed!

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      genuineaid lm 5 years ago

      That's an awesome idea for a coffee cup :)

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Totally fun and unique gifts for the photography buffs :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great gift

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      Bob 5 years ago from Kansas City

      Cool gift idea... loved this lens!

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      Rosetta Slone 5 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      I've seen these ages ago and loved the idea. I wonder if it also keeps drinks cold? Here in the tropics I never drink hot drinks but I love a nice iced tea!

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      mitchgallant - thanks so much for letting me know, it seems to only occur through the Internet Explorer browser and not Firefox. I'll need to figure that one out.

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      mitchgallant 5 years ago

      HAHA great! Maybe it's just me but a bunch of the images are broken. The ones that weren't are money!

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      Thanks to all for the visit, glad you enjoyedThanks to Wolfyy7 for the Squid Like and Blessing, much appreciated!

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      iamjazme 5 years ago

      i love canon!

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      Tumblestar LM 5 years ago

      Haha, I've loved these cups since I first saw them on Thinkgeek. I didn't know there were so many copies.

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Lovely lens.

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      I know quite a few who could use these.

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      Avi Wolfson 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Lovely lens!

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      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      Nightcat - certainly gives one a start doesn't it, thanks so much for blessing my lens!!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks for the heart attack, I thought you ruined a real lens, LOL! Wonderful, blessed!

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      Jeri Baker 5 years ago

      Such a clever idea. Thanks.

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      They are fantastic! I'm sure any photographer would be pleasantly surprised by this present!

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      kshongmo 5 years ago

      Good gift idea! Thanks!

    • MarilynThompson profile image

      Marilyn Thompson 5 years ago from Washington State

      Thanks so much for for the friendly visits and yes, a photographer never has enough equipment somewhat like a fisherman : )

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      kaposzta 5 years ago

      What a great gift idea! :)

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      tobydavis 5 years ago

      Fab & fun idea for a gift!

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      ara-bella 5 years ago

      Nice idea for a gift and a beautiful collection of mugs.

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      shauna1934 5 years ago

      These camera lens coffee mugs are kinda awesome. Really cool actually.

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      meltyourmansheart 5 years ago

      That'll make an awesome gift. I'll like that for myself.

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      petrca90 5 years ago

      That is a great gift :)

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      petrca90 5 years ago

      That is a great gift :)

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      jimconrad2 5 years ago

      I heard that photographers never have enough equipment. Is that true?

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      xandelima 5 years ago

      Ow, I would really like one like that.

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      kburns421 lm 5 years ago

      This is great as an affordable gift for photographers, just as you said. They really do look real!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love Nikon.

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      nifwlseirff 5 years ago

      These look so close to the real things - I'm not sure I could pour coffee into them!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love the lens mugs - they would make a great gift! :>)


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