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Finally, what to do with crappy Canon lenses....

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by dougjgreen, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    If you're not a coffee drinker, perhaps you can up-cycle those old lenses into bracelets.
     
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Don't know if it's a crappy lens since it is an "L" model....:biggrin:
     
  4. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    I'm sure it makes an EXCELLENT coffee mug - but since I don't drink coffee - nor do I use use Canon DSLRs, I'll need to take someone else's word for it.
     
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    IMHO...Tall narrow mugs are good for cars but bad for desks....:smile:
     
  6. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    Most of us don't change systems. We merely use more systems! You can never have too many tools in the shed! :biggrin:
     
  7. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    As it's an L lens, surely the coffee will taste slightly more expensive and a bit sharper, no?
     
  8. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I have one...

    Yeh.. it looks like a Canon 24-105L.. even the switches slide. If you look closely, the details are obviously off but its still fun. It was a great gift.

    Here's one warning. Leave the cover OFF when filled with hot coffee. At work, a coworker saw it and thought it was a real lens (they know I am into photography). He picked it up to take a look at it before I can stop him. Ended up spilling hot coffee all over himself.... :-/

    Another fellow on the TPF a long time ago had a the Canon 70-200L replica thermos in his car. Someone broke into his car by smashing his window.
     
  9. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    I use a cheaper wider all plastic model at my camera workshop.

    It works rather well, and I sure the images are just as good as with the original - even the best lenses give poor images with the rear cap left on. :smile:

    I've since got a pair of zoomable Nikon ones to use as light shades.
     
  10. AceAceBaby

    AceAceBaby Mu-43 Veteran

    249
    Jan 21, 2013
    Someone should make lenses that look like old starbucks coffee cups, for theft deterrence.
     
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Actually, the Oly 45 would be an excellent espresso cup or shot glass, depending on the time of day.
     
  12. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    That could be your $1 million idea, Ace! I'd reach out to the guy who makes those "Grab Focus" lens covers. Maybe the two of you can make it happen.
     
  13. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I'm not sure I follow, Steve. There is a particular time of day when drinking either espresso or scotch is more appropriate? :biggrin:
     
  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    :coffee:Minimally, espresso is before class and scotch is after class.:alcoholic:
     
  15. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I think I might've had that backwards...no wonder I never did well in school.
     
  16. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    I don't remember ever drinking espresso at school :wink:
     
  17. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    Could prove awkward when you get a cold coffee out of your camera bag, and realise you left your lens in Starbucks...