ART I never did understand something... Why are lenses called copies?

FindersKeepers

Active Member
Oct 3, 2003
8,956
Tampa, Florida
why are certain lenses called copies?

Is it because a company such as sigma makes something similar to what Canon/Nikon does?

Ive also seen canon and nikon lens copies and never understood

Enlighten me please
 

jared_IRL

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Feb 12, 2006
21,175
because you're buying one of 1 billion of the exact same lens.

They are all copies of each other.

Otherwise, how would you refer to your particular lens compared to the rest of them?

ie: "My copy of the 80-200 is really sharp compared to others i've tested."
 
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FindersKeepers

FindersKeepers

Active Member
Oct 3, 2003
8,956
Tampa, Florida
because you're buying one of 1 billion of the exact same lens.

They are all copies of each other.

Otherwise, how would you refer to your particular lens compared to the rest of them?

ie: "My copy of the 80-200 is really sharp compared to others i've tested."



ahh i seee said the blind man to the deaf guy who was listening intently....
 

jared_IRL

OT Supporter
Feb 12, 2006
21,175
they are copies, but with normal manufacturing tolerances. Just like with copies of books or newspapers, some have better paper cutting, clearer text/images, etc.
 

wizeguy4

Active Member
Apr 5, 2002
2,432
Allentown, PA
unless you buy an origianl of anything, that shit is a copy. it is just camera geek speek.

I have a deliecious copy of coffee to day with a cheesey bagel copy and prolly the sharpest copy of oatmeal, I have ever seen
 

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