My parents came to visit recently. My mother is a camera buff and she brought her camera as always. I went out to help unload the car. I confess that this was not a quick process. They had quite a lot of stuff in the car. After I had unloaded it the last thing left was her camera. There was a lens lying on the floor of the car which shocked me because she is very careful with her equipment.
I picked it up to bring it in with the rest of the camera equipment and I thought it was surprisingly light. I figured good lenses probably need some really solid glass in them, so it was probably not a very good lense, but perhaps I just didn’t understand something about photography that the rest of the world knew. I was half way to the house when I realized I had been fooled for the second time. (See my previous post on “a Surprise in the cup” linked below. The lens was really a to go mug for coffee. To see the mug click the link below.http://www.roaste.com/CoffeeBlogs/wakeknot/surprise-cup
Here is the mug from a vendor, but not the one where she got it. Hers was bought locally where she lives as a gift. I thought someone might like to give one as a Christmas gift.http://www.focalprice.com/HJ824B/Alarm_Security_Genuine_Canon_Lens_11_EF...
I think it is really clever and cute and a competent to go mug, but not a spectacularly good one. On the other hand it is not for me. I am the paranoid type. I am always wondering why someone will break into my car and assuming that if there is something of value in sight they probably will do so. This lens makes me imagine a burglar breaking the window grabbing the lens and realizing he has been duped and taking it out on my car.
I think they are onto something, but it should be the reverse – camera lenses disguised to look like coffee mugs! My only question is what the camera could be disguised to look like – perhaps one of those to go trays from fast food restaurants when you order a few drinks.