The tumbler looks just like in the picture and is very realistic. It has a sealed top so you can carry it in your bag just like a normal thermos. However, it took me several buys until i found one that has a perfect seal, reason why i gave it 3 stars. The problem usually isn’t at the part from where you drink, but at the screw (might be able to see in the attached pictures). Once you have a good one it really is awesome. Another one i bought had the rubber band around it too loose, but not a major problem as it wouldn’t fall off. To drink from it you simply push the ‘i am mug’ button on top down and the whole opens up. The bottom has another screw as well just like a real lens. If you want to wash it by hand, it can be a bit tricky to wash the top, but it is still worth it and if you soak it a bit and you’re careful you won’t have any problems. I would definitely recommend it, especially as a gift for a persona passionate about photography, but i probably wouldn’t use it as my everyday starbuck tumbler/travel mug.
So comfortable in use, but when i poured water to have a hot drink, i’ve heard hiss but still was using it. Eventually turned out that at the bottom of it must be the tiny little hole and you could hear that you’ve storaged water somewhere.
Looks just like the real telephoto lense that we own. Here are the specifications for the I AM MUG 24-70mm Camera Lens Mug | Compatible:
- The only camera lens coffee mug with a push-button opening feature, which allows one-handed use.
- Leak-proof travel mug has two holes for sipping and gulping; the best photography gifts ever.
- The most realistic Nikon lens mug. Bottom cap can be removed, just like a real 24-70mm camera lens.
- Camera lens cup features engraved markings (not stickers), making this a great camera-themed gift.
- Food-grade plastic and stainless metal. Includes travel bag. A cool gift for men and women alike!
Fantastic very realistic was a birthday present for my daughter and she loves it.
This is a thermal mug which is also a convincing imitation of a zoom lens – the branding being ‘i am mug’ so it’s clearly targeting the nikon fraternity and looks the part. The immediate impression is that although it is a novelty product it is also a very well made one. The outside is made from a combination of plastic with rubberised grip sections being formed by the ‘focus rings’. There’s a food grade stainless steel interior and the ‘lens cap’ forms a convenient ‘one touch’ lid – you can either drink simply by pressing the lid which opens the liquid holes in the lid, or, if you wish, you can unscrew the lid and drink from it in a conventional way. The mug comes nicely boxed and a protective bag is also supplied. From the outside there’s plenty of detail in terms of the lens markings (which are white and gold), plus, there’s an auto/manual switch and distance window etc. The lens cap also looks authentic. In use the mug works really well – the one touch facility seals the liquid inside the cup but makes it easy to quaff it when you want to – you need only use one hand. Whilst not a vacuum flask the mug is suitable for hot or cold drinks and keeps them at that temperature for a long time. It’s also easy to clean and is dishwasher safe, although my instinct would be if you like to keep things in pristine condition then the intricate gold and white paint is more likely to be preserved by hand washing.
Reviews from purchasers :
- The tumbler looks just like in the picture and is very realistic
- worth spending the extra for the quality
Note: the supplier provided me with a review sample, the opinion of the product is my own personal viewthis ‘lens mug’ is clearly based on the well known nikkor 24-70mm f/2. 8g ed and having used that lens i can say this is very near to that in terms of appearance. You will note though (probably for obvious reasons ie trademarks) a lack of nikon branding replaced with a witty homage to nikon’s ‘i am’ marketing campaign. This adorns the lens cap section and on the side near the focus distance scale window. Also the ‘n’ is now an ‘m’ and a caution ‘i am hot’ is embossed into the area below this. At the bottom you’ll find the zoom scale just as you would on the real lens, even the rear lens cap can be removed. The focus and zoom rings are real rubber not plastic and this helps greatly with grip and makes the cup feel good in the hand quality wise. Plastics feel quite dense and tough. Even the grooves for the lens hood to be attached are on the detailing. Onto the top part the same centre pinch lens cap style nikon use is here, but this is moulded onto the top section.
This mug was a bit of a mixed bag for me. On the one hand, and to defend it, it’s an excellently constructed travel mug that can terrify any media students in your general vicinity, which is fantastic. I didn’t really get it to help me elicit vindictive pleasure from people who think i’ve hollowed out an expensive lens for my vain drinking pleasure, but frankly i’m wondering now why that wasn’t always my intention. I’m going to find a coffee stirrer that looks like a rolled-up £20 note and start wearing my sunglasses in winter and make people think i’m a rich, vain director with something to prove. But i’m digressing and this review won’t write itself. While all these things about horrifying the general populace are great, i’ve docked a star for a reason. Now, if like me you’re only a casual hot beverage drinker (as opposed to you hardcore coffee drinkers who drink 6 a day and whose bloodstream probably consists of caffeine), you may think that ‘washing’ a travel mug for its first use is probably akin to swishing it with water and hoping for the best. I swished this mug with water. I thought that would be enough. Then i filled it with some heated blackcurrant squash and went upstairs to work.
This travel mug looks just like a lens for some fancy-schmancy camera. It is depicted perfectly in the photos on this page and is quite convincing. The inside is brushed stainless steel and the outside is a hard plastic. This looks so real that i’ll hide it under my car seat rather than leave it sitting out when i leave my car. It holds 12 ounces of coffee, tea or other drink. The outside is thick enough to keep the contents hot for quite a while and it is cool to the touch. The bottom screws off to make the cup a little less top heavy when sitting on a flat surface. The top has a button in the center that you depress to open the mouth piece when drinking. It keeps the coffee in a full cup from splashing out in the car. This would make such a cool gift for your favorite photographer.
this is a fun travel mug designed to look like a nikon camera lens. Sent for review i immediately compared it to my own nikon lens and it certainly looks the part, just don’t try and attach it to a cameraholds a good amount of liquid and has a screw cap. Rather than having to unscrew the cap each time you want a drink you can press the ‘i am mug’ button on the top to drink from one of two holes, one small and one large (see video for a demo of both). This is great as it means you’re not letting lots of heat out, the mug is designed to keep your warm beverages hot during the cold winter months. A fun design and a great little stocking filler.
Easy to use, extremely realistic and perfect for nikon users. (most of the other ones out there are canon lookalikes). Excellent service from seller.
Delivery was quick and is exactly as described.
Bought as gift for a photography fan. It looks like the real lens, great job.
Bought this for a camera enthusiast and he loved it.