A&P I never did understand something... Why are lenses called copies?

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  1. FindersKeepers

    FindersKeepers New Member

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    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
     
  2. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    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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    ahh i seee said the blind man to the deaf guy who was listening intently....
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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  5. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

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    you think too far into shit
     
  6. mobbarley

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    its because they copy pictures, xerox was already trademarked.
     
  7. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    wat?

    no, I just made that up. :rolleyes:
     
  8. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    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.
     
  9. wizeguy4

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    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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