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ae700 lens shift

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by crackazz, May 22, 2005.

  1. crackazz

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    Hi all!!

    first post!

    I have an panasonic ae300 and I'm very pleased with it, my first pj. I have it ceiling mounted about 8ins from ceiling directly above the seating area projecting onto the wall opposite 3m away. I found the wall (light sand colour) to be better than the cheap £100 screen I bought so sent that back! The ae300 projects the picture with the bottom of the screen in a direct line from the pj. Where I have to mount it, the picture is too high for my liking and slighty to far to the left without using any keystone correction.

    I'd like to know how much lens shift the ae700 has and will it allow, say 2ft down and 2ft to left shift from the current position that i have the ae300 at?

    From what i can make out from the brochure, its default projection position is centre and the max lens shift puts the image in the same place as my ae300's default position. Is this correct ?

    Also, anyone know of somewhere near St Neots where I can demo one ?

    thanks for any help! :thumbsup:
     
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    I have an AE700
    Mine is 9" from ceiling. My 82" screen is 20" from ceiling. The pj is 4m from screen. I have no problems with lens shift not being enough and only need very slight keystone (+2 on the scale) Hope this helps.
     
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    Hi.

    I don't own the 700 but the TX's lens shift capability is similar, I've got a feeling you may be asking a bit much on the horizontal shift but I'm sure others can confirm...PJ :)
     
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    Is it normal for the image to deteriorate if you lens shift to extremes in either direction?

    I find my Z3 gets slightly blurred at the top if I lens-shift to its maximum height
     
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    No problems here
     
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    Yes, uneven focus is a side effect of using a lot of lens shift...PJ :)
     
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    thanks for the reponses! don't you find that any keystone messes with the picture though? 20" down seems ok.. have mine at about half that and it still has a trapizoid effect on the picture :mad: how much of the lens shift are you using ?
     
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    All of it :)
    Late late reply there lol sorry
     
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    Congratulations. You win the AVForums November 2005 Lazarus award for bring a thread back from the dead :)
     
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    Hold on there Cybes, this is a coveted award and November is not over yet - and Webroonieuk has just laid down an impressive gauntlet...

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29696

    ...PJ :laugh:
     
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