JamieMc83 wrote in post #12507759
It's over the VR thing..
Sigma tried to use it. Nikon had a copyright...
So uhm I believe Nikon has ever right to sue them!
Besides it's not like Nikon is in debt. And well I don't see any problem with them sueing someone over copyright infringement....
There hasn't been a decision yet, so saying Sigma has infringed copyright is plain speculation, and Sigma refused settlement, so that means they believe that they didn't do anything wrong, or that they have a good chance of winning. If they knew they were infringing, they would have settled. Why? Because they know the judge ain't stupid, and it makes no sense to waste the court's time, and lawyers fees trying to argue something they know they'll lose.
IMO Nikon is suing Sigma just because Sigma's OS is similar to Nikon's VR, and Nikon have decided that they need the extra money.
Following your line of reasoning, Canon should be able to sue Nikon then, shouldn't they? After all, Canon came out with the first IS lens before Nikon came out with their first VR lens, so Canon must have "ever" right to sue Nikon!
why? I think that's good reason to switch... at least you know Sigma's will definitely work on Nikons
Why would Sigma definitely work on Nikons? Nikon is just suing for copyright infringement, that doesn't mean Sigma has to make their lenses according to Nikon's specs in the future, and in fact, they may just end up dropping OS for Nikon mount lenses altogether if things go badly for them, which means that sticking with Canon would be the smart thing to do in that scenario...