Axis New Industry Standard i-CS Lens

By: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 22, 2016

Is this the next big thing in lensing?

7 years ago, Axis launched P-iris. Now, Axis has announced i-CS, which is even more 'intelligent'.

But how much practical use is it? In this report, we examine Axis' i-CS lens technology, compare it to other lens options (including P-iris and motorized zoom lenses), and analyze its ability to impact the market.

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*-** *** *-**** ***** iris ******* *********, *** goes *** ****** **** control ** ******* *******/********** of *** ******* ** lens ******** *** ****.

i-CS ********

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*-** ****** ******** *** flexibility ** *** *****-********* C/CS **** *****, **** the ******** ** ** integrated ********* ****.

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Not ********* **********

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** *-** ******* ****** will **** **** ***** DC ** *-**** ******.

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Axis' **** *******

*****, *** ****** ******* of ****, *** * long ******* ** ****** development *** ******** ************ like ***** ************* ** lenses.

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Adoption ****** ** ** *******

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***** **** *-** **** options *** *********, ********** at ****** ***** *******, integrators *** **** **** existing */** ****** ***** better ******* *******, **** if *** ***** ******* is **** ******.

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