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Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
07-26-2010, 09:40 AM
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Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
I received my Nikon 24-70 coffee mug last week.
Here are some pictures and a quick "review" of the lens mug:

Packaging: It comes in a Nikon style gold colour box. Unfortunately the sell decided to use that box as the actual shipping packaging so by the time i received it, the box is already in a very bad shape with tapes and stickers all over it. I've contacted the seller and he promised he'll send me another box. So i'll take a photo bo the box once i received my replacement. Inside the box, the lens is sitting in a little black coloured bag like this:

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And inside the bag is the actual coffee mug itself, there is no other packaging or instruction manuals (okay, who needs instruction manual for a coffee mug)


Look and feel: If you see if from far away, you may think it's the real Nikon 24-70 lens as they are exactly the same size with all the markings, letters, logos, switch on it. But while it look 85% like the real one, once you look at it from a closer distance, you'll notice the plastic is much much lower quality, the letters on the lens are painted with a very different gold colour. It's a lot more yellow than gold and the quality of the painting is a lot worse than expected. Still not bad as a coffee mug but just nowhere as good as the photos i saw on the net.

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Build Quality: Metal body with plastic cover. Not Nikon Pro lens quality i'm afraid. But okay as a coffee mug


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Optical Quality: As good as any top quality coffee mug. I see no dust or fungus on my copy.. not yet at least Tongue

Features: Top and bottom lens cover can be removed. The top lens cover is the mug lid . The bottom cover is more or less just a decoration. But still quite fun that you can actually remove it as well as i wasn't expecting that. Apart from that, nothing is functional or movable.


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Value for money:
I paid just under US$30 for the mug including international shipping. It's definitely not cheap for a coffee mug. But for Nikon camera user and keen photographers like us, it's quite a small price to pay for a useful "collector" item to have on our computer desk?
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07-26-2010, 11:02 AM
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RE: Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
haha cool! I was looking at one of these. surprise how yellow it is! (no pun intended)

I'm actually looking to buy a real one of these as soon as i can sell the 70-300! Big Grin

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07-26-2010, 01:48 PM
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RE: Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
haa yes it's really yellow but it's not that bad when you not putting it next to the real one Tongue

oh there's also a 70-200 VR II coffee mug as well.
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07-26-2010, 04:48 PM
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RE: Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
(07-26-2010 01:48 PM)yellow15 Wrote:  oh there's also a 70-200 VR II coffee mug as well.

oh where can i find one of these?!

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07-26-2010, 06:23 PM
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RE: Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
Awesome!
How did the nano-coating taste?

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07-26-2010, 08:28 PM
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RE: Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
weegee: you can find them on ebay easily

arcspace: LOL not sure. haven't really use it yet...
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07-26-2010, 08:29 PM (This post was last modified: 07-26-2010 08:30 PM by haim.)
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RE: Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
i can have the GF buy a few of these if you want ( even the 70-200) when she comes back from China in September for anyone keen in New Zealand...
and yea,,, i too like to comparison.. Smile

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07-29-2010, 02:55 AM
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RE: Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
Is this mug usable with the lid on. Is there an opening that will open and close to drink from or does the whole lid have to be removed.
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07-29-2010, 06:49 AM
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hi ep1curus!
you have to remove the lid to drink. There is no opening on the lid.

oh and welcome!
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07-29-2010, 09:27 AM
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RE: Review: Nikon AF-S 24-70 Coffee Mug
Thanks for the info.

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(07-29-2010 06:49 AM)yellow15 Wrote:  hi ep1curus!
you have to remove the lid to drink. There is no opening on the lid.

oh and welcome!
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