Anyone Using Anamorphic Lens?

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  1. Branxx

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    I am seriously thinking of ordering Panamorph, Prismasonic or similar anamorphic lens but would really like to see such lenses in action before committing.

    Does anyone of you have this setup (in wider London area) and can kindly offer a short demo?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Well, I hope I am not the only one considering anamorphic lenses.

    Has anyone tried one and can comment?
     
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    Hi Branxx,

    For what it`s worth , I ordered a Panamorph lens back in Dec 2000 , and got a chargeback on my credit card in March 2002 when it still hadn`t turned up !!

    I `ve since sold my projector and am "meandering".
     
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    I've heard that ViSR Inc, company producing Panamorph, is in financial troubles. This maybe the reason for your delay.

    My thinking is more oriented towards Prismasonic as horisontal streach is what I would need (rather than vertical squeeze that Panamorph does).
     
  5. Branxx

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    Hello Branxx,

    The Isco 11 is probably going to be best if you want a horizontal stretch with shorter throw distance.

    Cheaper from Germany than importing from any of the USA forums etc.

    I have not got an Isco :(
    The room is too long, already zoomed right in.

    Good luck,

    Mark.
     
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    ISCO2 was almost distributed by Marata Vision in UK. They decided to not bother though as the pincussion distortion created in the image with most of the projectors they tried it with was not acceptable (to them).

    You should check with the any lens manufacturer that such a lens will work with your chosen display device.

    Gordon
     
  8. Branxx

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    Gordon,
    It is exactly this kind of problems that makes me want to see this lenses in action before parting with any money.

    A year ago I come across a 2nd hand ISCO type anamorphic lens and when I tried on my D-ILA it was unusable. Fortunatelly I was able to return it.

    Still hope that someone has managed to make this work and would be kind enough to give a demo.
     
  9. Branxx

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    Well it looks like as anamorphic lenses are not in use in and around London.

    I have been in touch with PrismaSonic and they have 15 day full refund policy. I am tempted to try but 2 weeks looks quite short to get good feel.
     
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    I have an ISCO II for sale if anyones interested, it doesn't work on my 9" CRT pj. :p
     
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    I had an ISCO II. If you using a short throw PJ, don't bother. While the picture is quite noticably smoother, I eventually grew tired of theoptical distotrtions (pin cushin). When I purchased the lens, I had a long throw pj (17' to get a 45" high image) and had virtually no distortion. But most pj's on the market the we tend to be interested are short throw. For these, the Panamorph type lens would be a better choice.
     
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    I am looking to have projected picture size 107"x60" (2.67mx1.5m). Projector is JVC-DILA G10, 11' (3.3m) away. I have tried an ICSO type anamorphic lense in the past and noticed the same problem as you are discribing.
     
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    I use an Isco II with a NECVT540.The improvement IMHO is incredible.But then you would have to decide for youself if its worth the cost.The slight pincussioning doesnt bother me at all.
     
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    I corrected the barrel distortion with my lens. Vertical compression lenses give barrel distortion while horisontal stretch lenses give pincushion distortion. Pincushion is corrected the exact same way as I correcte the distortion on mine.


    Tor Arne
     

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