...Who just doesn't have enough photo-related junk lying around the house yet.
As usual, I have a few comments. First, I don't think lenses should be as big as coffee mugs. I know, I am a curmudgeon, tiresome, broken record, etc.
Second, somewhere a drunk guy will pour hot coffee all over his prized thousand-dollar lens. You know it's going to happen.
There's a "Grande" size:
Some people are tired of hearing me talk about Cartier-Bresson lately, but He Who Must No Longer Be Named used to refrain from caffeine altogether so he could handhold slower shutter speeds. I'm just sayin'.
Then again, he didn't have IS.
That's a test we need to see: thoroughly caffeinated photographer with IS versus non-caffeinated photographer without IS. Who can handhold slower speeds?
To purchase, you're on your own. Try Ebay.
(Thanks to legions of tipsters, most recently Darin McCauley)
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Featured Comment by Tim: "Maybe Leica/Zeiss/Cosina should market some espresso cups."
Featured Comment by David Dyer-Bennet: "It does bug me that these stand on the narrow end. (Mine is the Nikon 24–70/2.8, and I also have the real lens. I did debate a while whether, as a Nikon photographer, I should get the Canon lens to drink out of....)"
Featured Comment by Rob Atkins: "I bought the 24–70 Nikkor mug on a lark, thinking it would be a bit of fun. The joke is on me. The mug looks so darn real, what can I do with it? Leave it in the cup holder in my car? I'll come back to a smashed window. Carry it in the pouch on my backpack? It would be gone as soon as I get downtown. Then I had this nightmare that I went out to shoot a job, reached into my bag to get my favorite lens, as found that I had mistakenly packed the mug instead. Didn't Shakespeare say something about a fool and his money?"