I friend is playing a GL in our game and wanted to know if he could use Create (which lets you create a "lens") to make binoculars or a giant lens to burn targets with.
My response was that you have to look at the effect desired, not what is made (which would just be the descriptor). So a creating GL binoculars would be the Sense: Ranged power (and the descriptor would be a pair of green, glowing binoculars) and the giant lens would Damage, Ranged w/ a descriptor of a giant lens that focuses light and burns things.
Also told him that if he doesn't want to spend points on Sense: Ranged, then he could just use a hero point and power stunt sometime.
Is this correct? Any idea why they included "lens" in the list of objects Create can create? Given that a lens can only be used for doing other things (focusing, bending light), it seems like it just adds confusion to an already "fuzzy" power...