But if you want more information…
Canon lens cups have been around for quite some time now, though I doubt they were made by Canon themselves (like these Nikon lens cups are not made by Nikon either!). Now, not many weeks ago, we began seeing Nikon lens cups appear as well.
Currently it would seem there are two models available. There’s the one I’m reviewing here, which is a 1:1 model of the 24-70mm lens. It’s also zoomable, but it doesn’t do anyhing than to raise or lower the inside of the cup, the metal thermo thingy that holds your drink. It doesn’t make room for more or less beverage.
This one comes in a black box that’s pretty messed up after being shipped from China, I imagine. Inside the box you’ll find a soft carrying case that you can hang over your shoulder if you want to walk around with a cup of hot joe. The lid on this cup seems secure and tight. You put it on (!) and twist it a little bit, that’s it. Unlike the lid on the lens cup I mention in just a moment, which has a lid that you screw on. I don’t know which one is best.
Will it go into the dishwasher? Sure! Is it safe? I don’t know. I’m not too sure about the quality of the print on this cup, it might fade quickly if you put it in the dish washer. If anybody knows for sure, please leave a comment below.
Pricing? Well, it’s $25.99 on eBay. I’m not a big cup shopper, but I’d say it’s rather expensive for a thermo cup like this. You’re paying for the “geek”-factor here, even if it’s just a cheap copy.
Then there’s the other lens cup which is also a 24-70mm lens. It doesn’t zoom but it comes in what looks a lot like a real Nikon/Nikkor lens box. It also comes with a soft pouch, but no carrying case. Greg did a review of that cup over at FroKnowsPhoto (great site by the way, check it out!).