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Common Lens Questions

Q
What is the difference between a C and CS mount?
A

Modern cameras and lenses are generally CS-mount. With CS-mount cameras, both types of lenses can be used but the C-mount lens requires a 5mm ring (VM400) to be fitted between the camera and lens to achieve a focused image. With C-mount cameras, it is not possible to use CS mount lenses as it not physically possible to get the lens close enough to the CCD to achieved a focused image.

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Q
What is the difference between video drive and DC drive lenses?
A

Answer: On DC drive lenses the iris adjustments are done on the camera.
For Video drive lenses the iris adjustments are done on the lens. The video
signal can be adjusted more accurately.


***Also, note that Video drive lenses come without connectors unless requested.***

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Q
How do I put my connector on?
A

You need to find out what the pin out is for your camera for a Video driven lens  - Red= VCC+, White =Video, Black=VCC- (make sure green is isolated)

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