apertus° AXIOM Alpha is the name of a proof-of-concept prototype that is more than just a lab experiment. It is already meeting the demands of some real world applications like being used for film production to some degree. We are certain though that while it will not be the answer to all our prayers and not the goal of all our dreams yet it can be seen as the first step to embark on a journey to that place where we want to be one day. The main motto with AXIOM Alpha is "Keep it simple!". The features are reduced to the absolute essential core. No luxuries. So for example we chose the lens mount that is the simplest and easiest to implement from a technical point of view but allows manual aperture control: The Nikon F-mount. Any future AXIOM model will have a wider selection of lens mount options.