The following is at Emily Riehl’s Category theory in context, page 90.
Firstly the Definition of creation of limits:
Definition 3.3.1. : For any class of diagrams $K : J → C$ valued in $C$, a functor $F : C → D$ creates those limits if whenever $FK : J → D$ has a limit in $D$, there is some limit cone over $FK$ that can be lifted to a limit cone over $K$, and moreover $F$ reﬂects the limits in the class of diagrams.
But later the author writes the following at the same page, which I think is a weaker hypothesis than that in Definition 3.3.1, because it seems not to require the limit cone existing in $C$ to be a lift of a limit cone in $D$.
Remark 3.3.2. To ground intuition for these terms, the following metaphor may prove helpful: a functor $F : C → D $ maps from “upstairs” (the category $C$) to “downstairs” (the category $D$). An upstairs diagram (a functor $K : J → C$) sits above a downstairs diagram (by composing with $F$).
$F$ creates limits if the mere presence of a downstairs limit cone implies the existence of an upstairs limit cone, and if any cone sitting above a limit cone is a limit cone.
May I miss something? Thanks for any hint.