Nikon 70-200mm lens thermos bottle [review]

by Klaus on May 16, 2011

in Photography

Last year I reviewed the Nikon 24-70mm lens thermo cup, which I think was pretty cool (and I still use it sometimes when I’m out and about). This time I got something even better to review;  a Nikon 70-200mm thermos lens bottle from, a 1:1 model of the real Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens.


  • Vacuum sealed, double-layered stainless steel interior.
  • Leak-proof, rust-proof finish.
  • Easy-pour stopper to keep liquid from spilling over.
  • Rubber-grip focus.
  • Zoom rings (it doesn’t do any actual zoom, though).
  • Tripod collar to use as a handle.
  • Holds 485 ml of liquid.

It is not dishwasher safe, so this means there’s no risk of you (or your wife/girlfriend) putting your real Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens in the dishwasher by accident 🙂

So, how does it feel? Very good, actually, it’s quite sturdy and the plastic feels like decent quality. The rubber rings makes the bottle real easy and secure to handle so it doesn’t slip in your hands. Also the tripod collar makes for a good handle when carrying the bottle around.

When you unscrew the top, you get a cup like with many other thermos bottles, this one  has the tripod collar attached so you can use it as a handle.

The lens bottle has amazing details and I guarantee you won’t be able to tell the difference between this, and a real lens, unless you’re close, touching it or lifting it. Here it is next to a real Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 lens (with a rubber hood from eBay on it):

This Nikon lens bottle is usually $49.95 but it’s currently selling at $44.95 with worldwide free shipping. Get yours today from, where you can also find thermos bottles and cups for other lenses, including Canon.

This was one of the shorter reviews I’ve written, but there’s really not much to write about a thermos bottle 🙂  Basically it does what it says on the box and it looks great. The perfect gift for the photog who already has everything!

No, it's not leaking... it's dripping because it's open 🙂


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Dom May 17, 2011 at 21:53

Good Review. That thing looks a lot like the real camera lens! I think this could be ideal for a gift or maybe even a good joke.

Klaus May 19, 2011 at 10:23

I’m sure it would be ideal for both, but as a gift it would probably make somebody more happy for a longer time, than if you’re just pulling a joke on that somebody 🙂

Delena Silverfox May 17, 2011 at 23:48

This is actually pretty neat. I would be a little nervous about having a thermos bottle that looks so similar to the real thing, but then there really isn’t any risk because I don’t think a thermos bottle would be nearly as heavy as the real thing, would it?

It’s pretty great. 🙂


Klaus May 18, 2011 at 10:52

No no, it’s not at all as heavy as the real thing – unless of course you have liquid in it, then it might come close. But if you own the real thing, then you’ll know which one is real and which is fake 🙂

Jessica Burciaga May 18, 2011 at 02:15

That is very cool. It took me a while to figure out that you were not reviewing an actual camera. I would like to buy it, but 50 bucks for a thermous is a bit too much for me. Maybe once my adsense arnings start picking up 🙂

Klaus May 19, 2011 at 10:23

Yes, $50 for a thermos bottle is indeed not the cheapest around. But, this is not just any bottle – as you can see, plus it’s actually $45 including worldwide free shipping. I’ve seen places where it can costs as much as $20 just to have a printed photo shipped from the US to Europe, so worldwide free shipping does have a value as well.

Sire May 19, 2011 at 00:38

LOL! At first I was trying to work out how it could be a lens and a thermos as well and then it finally dawned on me. 😀 Good one Karl, now I feel like a real loser 😉

Now that I see it for what it really is I can see it has it’s uses. Imagine people’s stares when you pull it out of you camera bag and take a drink from it.

Klaus May 19, 2011 at 10:21

Yeah I’m not sure sure why you keep calling me Karl, both here and on your own blog, but thanks, I guess 😀

Sire May 19, 2011 at 15:37

I’m sorry Klaus, I’m not sure why I keep doing that. My bad, I’ll try to be more careful.

RonLeyba May 19, 2011 at 04:27

I really need to get a good camera, badly. =) . Great up again Klaus.

Klaus May 19, 2011 at 10:21

Just get a thermos bottle and you can enjoy hot coffee anywhere – no need for a camera, just coffee 🙂

Eti sharma May 19, 2011 at 09:26

Nice camera,

Klaus May 19, 2011 at 10:20

It’s actually not a camera, but a lens… I wonder where you see the camera? 🙂

Rob @ Atlanta Real Estate May 20, 2011 at 03:57

That’s pretty funny Klaus, a review of a camera lens thermos bottle.

And Nikon no less..

Jonathan Sparco May 20, 2011 at 07:19

Although the price is a bit steep for a thermos bottle, it will without doubt be a great gift for a shutterbug loved one. I mean, I really want one. I think I’ll show this to my wife 🙂

Cindy Brown | Atlanta Wedding Photographer May 30, 2011 at 06:02

I might have to buy one to use as a decoy when I’m working someplace where someone might want to steal my gear … well I guess that could be pretty much anyplace, eh?

Shane May 30, 2011 at 13:58

Really cool stuff. Anyone first read this post will actually thin it as a lens. Amazing thermos…..


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