Coffee Shaped Lens Mug for $6.55

If you don’t want to chase these in the gold box lightning deals, they are currently on an old fashioned sale. It is the most common coffee-lens-mug design, the homage to the Canon 24-105 f4L IS USM, and it is on sale for $6.55, sold by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon. You can buy as many as you like. It comes with a conventional sliding sipping lid, not a clear lens-y lid.

(ENDED) Thur (B&H): Star Wars Day: Propel Quadcopters for $60 w/FS

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Vintage 26×18″ Camera Patent Prints for $45 + S&H

Touch of Modern is having a Vintage Patent Prints sale running until 4/14/18 at 3pm eastern and among them they have the Vintage 26×18″ Camera Patent Print of the “Camera with Coupled Exposure meter” going for $45 plus shipping. But if you prefer an even larger size, they have the 40×26″ for $75 and the 60×40″ for $230. Shipping is always extra at Touch of Modern, no such thing as Prime shipping ๐Ÿ™

(ENDED) Photography Patent Prints for $16 with free US shipping

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Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes e-Gift Card [limit 4]

To the eBay Deals we go, where the PayPal Digital Gifts store is offering $100 iTunes e-gift cards for $85, a 15% off discount. These are delivered by email and you can buy up to four at the sale price. This may be getting close to running out, over 9500 units have been sold in the last 24 hours per the eBay listing.

Meanwhile if you like to dabble in DIY projects or anything electrical, coupon code DM02A drops the price of the new condition Tacklife DM02A Advanced Digital Multimeter from $8 to $6, with free 2-day shipping for Prime members (or $1 digital credit for slow-shipping) or with a $25+ order. It averages 4,3 out of 5 based on 220+ customer reviews.

Patent Print: Camera with Exposure Meter for $15 + S&H

Touch of Modern has a big Art Clearance sale running until 4/10/18 at 3pm eastern time. Among the offerings is this Camera with Exposure Meter Patent Print offered for $14.70 plus shipping.

UPDATE: the H. A. Bing Bellows patent print is also on clearance for $14.70 plus shipping…

I am going through the many other offers they have. If I find any more camera related items, I will add them to this post.

Thames & Kosmos Optical Science for $28 w/FS

On the educational gifts front, the new condition Thames & Kosmos Optical Science is on sale for the very specific price of $28.45 with free shipping by Amazon itself with up to three sets per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal. A 3rd-party seller offers it for slightly less but they are not Prime eligible, so be sure to investigate them before buying if you are not familiar with them.

Camera Patent Pillow for $19 + S&H

You can nap or rest or sit on a camera patent …pillow! A new blueprints pillow sale at Touch of Modern includes one of the classic camera patent prints. Search (using the in-browser search feature) for “photo” or “camera” to quickly locate it. Sale ends 4/5/18 at 3pm eastern.

Pay $45, Get $50 Google Play e-gift card

This recurring promotion is back at Amazon. You pay $45, and get a $50 Google Play e-gift card by email using coupon code GOOGLE in the Amazon shopping cart. That’s a 10% off discount. You can get a better percentage during various B&M store gift card promotions, but typically the percentage is achieved through store credit or rewards points. This is a straight-up discount, nothing else involved. It is a limited time offer, expiration time unknown (= when the coupon stops working).

PS: Google Play gift cards can also be used towards subscriptions initiated from Google Play, as long as that subscription service supports billing through Google Play (eg HBO NOW). You can adjust it at any time under the Subscriptions section of the Google Play Store website or app.

(ENDED) OUOH 16oz Lens Mug (Nikon 24–70/2.8G Homage) for $11

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Pay $42.50 Get $50 iTunes Gift Card by email [limit 4]

Gifts cards are (obviously) not eligible for the 15% off flash eBay coupon but they are on sale on their own at the usual 15% off amount. The PayPal Digital Gifts store is offering $50 iTunes gift cards by email for $42.50 with free email delivery. Limit four per buyer.

More eBay gift card sales can be found in last night’s eBay round-up

(ENDED) Tuesday: 20% off Camera Patent Prints (three options)

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Photography Patent Prints for $17 with free US shipping

It’s geeky decoration for the home or office or the studio! Massdrop, a shopping club that is free to join is offering a series of Inked and Screened Patent Prints going for $17 each with free shipping to US addresses. Because of the way their offers and pricing works, an account is needed to see all the details (it is free to join).

There are a couple of photography-related patents included in this set. Page down on the page to see them all. One is the 1963 Polaroid patent by Herbert A. Bing [Google Patents] and the other is the 1938 “photographic camera” by Gustave Fassin [Google Patents]. Look for these in the image carousel over there.

The prints are size 18×24 inch and they are available in your choice of background: chalkboard (black) or blue or white with a grid. The offer runs for three days and a few hours from today (today = 3/13/18). All sales are FINAL.

These will be printed and shipped to you with estimated shipping date being April 6 in 2018. There is no express shipping option. Massdrop products ship slowly, they are the opposite of Amazon’s Prime and PrimeNOW instant gratification deliveries ๐Ÿ™‚

If you don’t want to wait, there are various camera-themed patent-prints at Amazon that are Prime eligible.

PS: if you are a fan of cars/automobiles, they have a separate sale on Automotive Patent Prints going for $14 plus shipping each. This offer runs for six days from today.

(ENDED) Pay $85, Get $100 emailable iTunes Gift Card [max 4]

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(ENDED) uHome Lens Shaped Coffee Mug for $6.29

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Buy $50+ Netflix e-Gift Card, Get $5 Amazon Promo Credit

IF you are an existing Netflix customer or plan to start/restart a subscription, this is essentially a roundabout 10% discount, which can counter the recent Netflix price increases. For a limited time, coupon code NETFLIX will get you a $5 Amazon promotional credit when you purchase $50+ Netflix digital gift card. Limit one per customer while this promotion is running. Select the $50 amount or enter your preferred amount that is $50+.

The $5 promo credit will be added to your Amazon account automatically within three
days. They will send an email confirmation after it has been added. You have until April 13 to spend the $5 Amazon promo credit.

You can add this to an existing Netflix account in your account settings. Their billing system will use up the gift card first, and after it is used up, it will restart billing your credit card.

(ENDED) Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift by email

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Buy $50 Best Buy Gift Card, Get $8 Rite Aid Rewards

If you are a fan of Best Buy, running until Saturday night (1/27/18), Rite Aid brick and mortar stores are offering $8 in Rite Aid Rewards when you purchase a $50 Best Buy plastic gift card at their stores. The promotion is limit two for the week, so you can buy $100 in Best Buy gift cards and get $16 back in Rite Aid Rewards. The Rewards can be spent starting the following day at Rite Aid stores, or through Plenti partners if you have a Plenti rewards account.

Four Left: 36-page Japanese Nikon D850 Brochure for $12.75 w/FS

Quantities are running down, four are left of the time of writing of this, which surfaced while updating the Stock Status Tracker

IF you want a piece of the Nikon D850, but you just don’t want to wait, or pay $3300, the wide world of eBay sellers have an alternative for you! The official Nikon D850 Japanese Brochure. This is no single page leaflet. It is a 36-page color publication, 21 by 29.7cm, roughly 8.25 by 12 inches, with the text in Japanese. It goes for $12.75 with free slow shipping from Japan. Faster shipping is available for $5 more.

Seven units are left. 19 of them have been sold already. There are multiple pictures from inside the brochure in the eBay gallery of the product listing… Screenshot of one of them below:

So you can get the Nikon D850 purchase out of your system, with just a $13 (instead of a $3300) hit on your wallet ๐Ÿ™‚

36-page Japanese Nikon D850 Brochure for $12.75 w/FS

This surfaced while updating the Stock Status Tracker

IF you want a piece of the Nikon D850, but you just don’t want to wait, or pay $3300, the wide world of eBay sellers have an alternative for you! The official Nikon D850 Japanese Brochure. This is no single page leaflet. It is a 36-page color publication, 21 by 29.7cm, roughly 8.25 by 12 inches, with the text in Japanese. It goes for $12.75 with free slow shipping from Japan. Faster shipping is available for $5 more.

Seven units are left. 19 of them have been sold already. There are multiple pictures from inside the brochure in the eBay gallery of the product listing… Screenshot of one of them below:

So you can get the Nikon D850 purchase out of your system, with just a $13 (instead of a $3300) hit on your wallet ๐Ÿ™‚

B&H and Adorama have emailable gift cards as well

They may not be as famous as the Amazon emailable gift cards, but if you are looking for a deadline-busting gift idea or a Plan B because of shipment delays, or because you found out that a person already has (or will dislike) their intended gift, you can also purchase emailable gift cards from Adorama and B&H Photo. Check their websites and shopping carts for delivery estimate if you are cutting it too close.

Gift Cards by Email: iTunes $85/$100, Google Play $45/$50, Etc

If you want to refill your own account, or buy last minute digital gifts for friends and family, there are a few emailable gift card promotions running as follows:

+ Pay $85 get a $100 iTunes gift card by email from PayPal Digital Gifts (limit 4 per customer) and by Amazon (select $100 denomination, enter coupon code ITUNES15)

+ Pay $45, Get $50 Google Play gift card by email from Amazon (select $50 denomination, enter coupon code GOOGLE)

+ Pay $45, Get $50 Lyft gift card by email from Amazon (select $50 denomination, enter coupon code LYFT)

If you prefer a physical gift card instead, you can get an Amazon plastic gift card bundled with a GUND Holiday 2017 Teddy Bear. Gift card prices range from $100 to $2000. Limit two per customer. Free shipping. Before Christmas delivery is available depending on various factors (the product page and shopping cart will give you a more definite estimate).

Speaking of gifts, good until 9pm ET, you can get a 6pk of Vinyl Record shaped cup coasters for $7.19 (Prime eligible; not Add-On; 71% claimed as of 6:18pm ET)

Gift Card Round-Up: Teddy Bear, iTunes, Google Play, Etc

And now a gift card round-up, to save up on some posts ๐Ÿ™‚

At Amazon, a holiday tradition returns, the GUND Holiday 2017 Teddy Bear Limited Edition Gift Cards are back. These are physical gift cards with a physical Teddy Bear. The minimum amount for this promotion is a $100 gift card. This is restricted to Prime members.

At Rite Aid B&M stores, until Saturday 12/9/17 night, you get 20% back in Plenti points when you buy either $25 iTunes or $25 Google Play gift cards. Of interest if you are buying camera and photo apps, photography and camera e-books, and subscriptions and such.

Meanwhile on eBAY, the following offers are running:

+ Pay $82, Get $100 Cabella’s plastic gift card with free shipping

+ Pay $90, Get $100 Groupon digital gift card

+ Pay $90, Get $100 Sony Playstation digital gift card

+ Pay $91, Get $100 Lowe’s plastic gift card with free shipping

(ENDED) Sunday: Buy $100+ B&N Gift Cards, Get $20 Promo Gift Card

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18×24″ Iconic Polaroid Patent Print for $16 with free S&H

The iconic Polaroid patent US 3253528 of 1966 [see Google] is one of the many 18×24 inch prints sold by Massdrop.com for $16 with free shipping to US addresses. You can select this during the checkout process among the various other options.

All sales are final. The orders will ship in late December 2017. If you are not familiar with Massdrop, they are a different type of a website, more of a “shopping club” than a conventional online retailer. They specialize in “Group Buys” like this. You can purchase this for the next four days. Because some of their prices are lower than MAP, you have to create an account and login (free to sign-up) in order to see pricing.

Here’s a screenshot of the camera patent print:

Pay $85, Get $100 in Sears e-mail Gift cards

If you are a fan of Sears, to the eBay Deals we go where PayPal Digital Gifts has an unnecessary complicated offer. Buy TWO $50 Sears e-gift cards in the same shopping cart, and get $15 off your total. This is a 15% off discount. You pay $85 and you get $100 in gift cards. No coupon is needed, this happens automatically in the shopping cart while this promotion is running. As with all PayPal Digital Gifts offers , these are emailable gift cards, not delivered by mail. Limit two per customer.

Get 10% promotional gift card with NewEgg Gift Card purchase

Make your own deal! Groupon is having a NewEgg Gift Card Promotion. You buy a NewEgg gift card, and receive 10% off that amount as a promotional NewEgg gift card. The options are $50 (get $5 bonus) or $100 (get $10 bonus) or $200 (get $20 bonus). This is a limited time offer.

Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes gift card by email

Back to the eBay Deals we go where the official PayPal Digital Gifts ebay store is offering $100 iTunes emailable gift cards for $85. This is email delivery. Limit up to four per customer.

This is a 15% off discount. This is not the lowest one but if you need them right away, or don’t want to do any complicated deals when they are running in the future (eg Walgreens gives you a house gift card instead of a discount, or Plenti Points back at Rite Aid), 15% off is better than 0% off ๐Ÿ™‚

Of camera and photo interest are the various camera and photo apps for iOS, various photography and camera guide ebooks under iBooks, and photography and related documentaries and movies under TV/video.

Get $10 promo reward for every $75 gift cards at B&N

It’s that time of the year for Gift Card offers as well. Barnes and Noble is back with their Holiday Gift Card promotion. For every $75 you buy in plastic gift cards, you receive a $10 promotional reward. The $75 gift cards are normal gift cards with no expiration.

The $10 promotional gift card can only be used between December 26 (2017) and February 28 (2018). In other words, they want to encourage consumers to shop there after Christmas, so the promo card won’t cannibalize holiday purchases ๐Ÿ™‚

(ENDED) Pay $42.50, get $50 iTunes Plastic Gift Card

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(ENDED) Pay $45, Get $50 Google Play Gift Card

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Pay $170, Get $200 Sears Gift Card by e-mail [limit 2]

To the eBay Deals we go, where we find the Softer Side of Sears! The PayPal Digital Gifts ebay store is offering $200 Sears Gift Cards (by e-mail) for $170 with free email delivery. Limit up to two per customer. This is a 15% discount on the face value.

They can be used in-store or online. Online, Sears has camera gear sold there by a number of well-known photography retailers, such as Cameta, Adorama, Beach, etc in their open marketplace.

(ENDED) Friday’s Shopping Inception: Buy a $25 Amazon Gift Card for $21.25 at Fry’s Brick and Mortar with Email Promo Code

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Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card by email

If you don’t want to wait for better percentages on iTunes gift cards, then to the eBay Deals we go, where the PayPal Digital Gifts store is offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards via email for $85 with free email delivery. This is a 15% off discount. Limit four per customer.

iTunes Gift Cards are of camera and photo interest: various camera/photo apps, photography e-books, camera guide e-books, and photo documentaries at the various corners of the iTunes store.

A few more gift cards are on sale in the Trending eBay Deals.

Speaking of eBay Deals, this offer continues, the NewEgg eBay store continues to offer the new condition n 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0, model STDT4000100, for $88 with free shipping, limit up to five per customer.

Pay $90, Get $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card by MAIL w/free S&H

A good way to get an even better deal at Barnes and Noble is to combine sales and coupons and pay for the orders with a gift card which you purchased at a discount. For this adventure, we head on to the eBay Deals

… where eBay seller “SVM Gift Cards” is offering a $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card for $90 with free shipping. This is plastic gift card delivered by mail. Limit up to three plastic cards per customer at the sale price. The math is easy on this one, it is a 10% off discount.

You can use the Barnes and Noble gift cards in-store or online, or if you use a Nook e-reader, you can use them as a balance to pay for your ebooks, so your credit card statement isn’t filled with small transactions.

Of camera and photo interest are the various photography books and camera guides. Of B&M store interest, in the clearance section, you may find some of those big coffee-book sized photo-books at significantly reduced prices. Clearance sections are of course YMMV.

Speaking of eBay and gift cards, PayPal Digital Gifts is offering a $75 GameSTOP Gift Card (by email) for $65. Limit five per customer. This is an email gift card. The math here requires a calculator, it is a 13.33% off discount.

Also from PayPal Digital Gifts, you can get a $150 Best Buy Gift Card by e-mail with a bonus $15 eBay Gift card by e-mail, all together for $150. Limit three sets per customer.

Pay $150, Get $150 Best Buy eGift Card AND $15 eBay eGift Card

This is a bit of a round-trip but if you are a fan of shopping at Best Buy, to the …eBay Deals we go, where PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $150 Best Buy Gift Cards by e-mail for $150, but you also receive a $15 eBay gift card by email with purchase.

Limit three bundles per customer. Over 2000 units have been sold in the last 24 hours!

(ENDED) Pay $90, Get $100 iTunes plastic gift card by mail

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Pay $127.50, Get $150 Sears Gift Card by email

To the eBay Deals we go, if you are a fan of the softer side of Sears, PayPal Digital Gifts is offering $150 Sears eGift Cards for $127.50 with free email delivery. Limit up to five per customer. This is a 15% off discount.

Speaking of gift cards delivered by e-mail, PayPal Digital Gifts is also offering these offers:

+ Pay $90, Get $100 Groupon Goods emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer

+ Pay $90, Get $100 GameStop emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer

+ Pay $60, Get $75 JC Penney emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer

Both Sears and Groupon Goods have camera and photo products. Both places have their own inventory, but they also carry inventory and listings by various 3rd-party sellers, including some recognizable camera and photo and electronics dealers.

Great Off-Topic Deal: Snack Sample Box (Prime only)

This is an “off topic” deal but it’s a very good deal if you …eat food ๐Ÿ™‚ The offer is for Prime members only. Amazon launched a brand new Snack Sample Box with a minimum of ten different items (the one I got had 11). You pay $9.99 for this box with free shipping (not 2-day, it is standard/slower free shipping).

After your box ships, Amazon sends you an email informing you that a $9.99 credit has been added to your account automatically. You can use this credit to buy any of the 140+ eligible food/snacks in any combination and in multiple orders. You can tell the credit is in your account when you see it deducted at the top right corner of the Checkout page. You don’t have to enter any coupons. You can filter using the left sidebar (eg non-GMO, GF, Kosher, Vegan, Organic, etc).

PS: if you like the way this promotion is structured, they have many other Sample Boxes as well. If some eligible products belong to multiple sample boxes, credits from all eligible sample boxes will be applied to your order.

Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift Cards by email

Back to the eBay Deals we go where the PayPal Digital Gifts e-store is offering $100 iTunes e-Gift Cards (email delivery) for $85 each. This is a 15% off discount. Not the lowest ever, but if you don’t want to wait for a better discount, or don’t want to deal with store gift cards (instead of cash discounts), then this is better than full price ๐Ÿ™‚

Limit four per customer. This is a limited time offer that returns every few weeks on eBay.

Of camera and photo interest are the various photography iOS apps, a variety of photography ebooks and camera guides in iBooks, any photography-related documentaries or biographies or profiles under TV/Movies, and so forth.

PS: if you are a fan of Walgreens, every few weeks they have a promotion that gets you a $10 Walgreens store gift card if you buy $30 in iTunes plastic gift cards. That’s a 33% bonus on the purchase.

Now shipping: Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera for $140

In addition to the previously mentioned Nikon anniversary t-shirts, another Nikon anniversary product is now shipping. 3rd-party seller “OC Camera” (as in Orange County Camera; formerly Cameraland) is offering the Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera at its regular price of $140 through Amazon. This ships directly from OC Camera and it is not Prime eligible.

At Adorama this marked as “Coming Soon”, while at B&H Photo it is marked as a “Special Order”.

To no one’s surprise, this is available in-stock for more than $140 by various eBay sellers.

Amazon Doorbuster: 50% off 12pks of Quest Bars

If you need a nutrition boost while on assignment or having a busy day or wondering out and about in nature, Amazon has a very rare 50% off sale on Quest Bar 12-packs. This is a 50% off Clip-On coupon and works on both regular (one time purchase) and “Subscribe and Save”.

Various flavors are participating. The coupon drops the 12-packs for example from $24 to $12, making it $1 per bar, a doorbuster-y price for Quest! Even less, the Cookies and Cream drops from $21.50 to $10.75.

If you are not familiar with Clip-On coupons, this is what to look for:

Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card via email [limit 4]

If you live in the iTunes ecosystem and don’t want to wait for better discounts to appear, then to the eBay Deals we go where the PayPal’s official online gift card e-store (aka PayPal Digital Gifts) is offering $100 iTunes email Gift Cards for $85. Free online delivery. Limit up to four per customer during the sale.

Of camera and photo interest, there’s a variety of camera/photo iOS apps, and a variety of photography e-books and camera guides in the iBooks store. Note that iBooks e-books can only be read on Apple hardware, the biggest difference between iBooks and the other major online e-book stores.

Speaking of emailable gift cards, if you are a fan of Staples, PayPal Digital Gifts has a promotion for them too, buy a $100 Staples Gift Card via email and receive a $15 bonus eBay code via email. So you end up with a $100 Staples e-gift card and a $15 eBay promotional e-gift card.

NOTE: PayPal Digital Gifts only sells emailable/digital gift cards, so if you are looking for plastic/physical gift cards and you see PayPal Digital Gifts as the seller, they won’t have them.

(ENDED) Buy $25+ Amazon Gift Card, Get $5 Promo Credit [ends Wedn 3am ET]

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(ENDED) Pay $95, Get $100 eBay Gift Card (email delivery)

As of 6/27/17 PM recheck, this sold out with exactly 4000 units sold..

Back to the eBay Deals, where PayPal Digital Gifts is offering a $100 eBay Gift Card (email delivery) for $95 with free email delivery. Limit one per customer. This is essentially a 5% discount on everything you buy with this gift card.

(ENDED) 17oz Mango Spot Camera 70-200mm F2.8 IS Lens Mug for $12

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Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Gift Card (email delivery; limit 5 per customer)

Sears sells camera gear on its own, but also featured a number of 3rd-party sellers on its website as well, a group of well-known camera retailers that you also see on eBay and Amazon and NewEgg and Worst Buy. If interested in Sears purchases (of any kind, not just cameras), to the eBay Deals we go…

… where PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $100 Sears Gift Cards (delivered by email) for $85 with free delivery. Limit five per customer while this promotion is running. The math is easy, it is a 15% off discount on the gift card, thus, a 15% off discount on everything you buy using the discounted gift cards ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a limited time offer!

(ENDED) 12oz Mango Spot Lens-Shaped Coffee Cup for $8

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B&M: Get $10 store rewards on $50 Google Play Gift Card

If you live in the Android Google PLAY ecosystem, CVS B&M stores offer $10 back in CVS ExtraBucks when you purchase a $50 Google PLAY gift card until Saturday night (June 27, 2017). Limit one per customer for the week. Of interest if you buy camera and photo e-books or apps or photography documentaries (or any other content) from Google PLAY.

12oz Mango Spot Stainless Steel Lens Coffee Mug (Leica 180 f3.4 Homage) for $12

If you like lens-shaped coffee mugs, and like the Leica-style lenses, but don’t want to pay top bucks for the Leica-branded ones, the Mango Spot brand is offering the 12oz Stainless Steel Lens Coffee Mug, an homage to the Leica 180 f3.4 lens, for $12 by a 3rd-party seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members.