Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas 2014 Gift Guide - Lens Cup & Shot Glasses

With Christmas fast approaching, allow me to point you in the direction of some more gift ideas... Allons-y!

If you have a photographer in your life, you will know, it can be hard buying them presents that relate to their hobby/career. It can be difficult, especially if you don't share their passion, to get the right brand, the right equipment, the right accessories etc. Then there's the price, don't even get me started on the price of photographic equipment!!!

Luckily, these presents, whilst great for photographers, do not leave you facing the potential pitfalls I mentioned before...having said that, they do ideally need to drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Horlicks (you get the idea so I won't continue), and/or alcohol!

My first suggestion comes from IWantOneOfThose.com (I have also seen them on Amazon), and it's...a lens cup...available HERE.

The cup is reasonably sized...for any photographers reading, the site states that it is based on a Canon EF 24-105 (although, the image shows the product has 28-135 on it)...holding around the same amount as a standard travel mug. The design features all the dials, measurements and details that you would see on a DSLR lens...rather obviously, anything specific to Canon isn't on it for copyright purposes.

The cup also comes with a lens cap and hood. This cap can be used as a coaster or, more importantly, it can be used as a handy biscuit holder.

The cup would be great for any photographer out early to shoot, in their studio when they are on a break or, when they are sat editing pictures on their computer.

If the photographer in your life is less a latte drinker and more an espresso drinker, or prefers something a little stronger, then this second idea may be for you. Also from IWantOneOfThose.com (again, also available on Amazon) it's...a three pack of lens shot glasses...available HERE.

Again, styled from a Canon lens (I'm assuming, it doesn't actually state so on the site), this three pack features a very similar lens design to the cup. They feature a 50ml capacity, plenty of room for a double shot of your favouite liquor, or espresso...UK servings that is, which having looked into it, it's kinda puny compared to other countries.

They would be a great way to serve drinks at a photography get-together or for a photographer to have a little tipple, winding down after a hard days shooting.

So, there you have it...two gift ideas for the price of one!

Do you have one of both of these? What do you think of them? Leave me your thoughts below.

Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you enjoyed yourself.

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