Espon EHTW5910 2.35:1 Aspect with Canon Lens

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  1. carlowboy

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    I've come across a video on youtube (see below) of a guy using a Canon Lens to get a 2.35:1 Aspect on a Epson 3010 (Epson 5900), as anyone on here tried it, and pros & cons to consider?

    Wonder would the image be distorted and if 3D would still work ok, its cheap enough lens wonder is it worth a punt.

    Link to video
    HOW TO PROJECT / 2:35.1 / ONTO WALL / EPSON 3010


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    Wide Angle Lens for Canon VIXIA HF S20 HF S21 HF S200 | eBay
     
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    Nobody??
     
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    wow this looks very interesting im too thinking about going 2.35:1 screen route, but dont want to spend £700 on just lens, and the quality from the video looks good, i hope this works. anyone else have any experience?
     
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    It just looks like its the same as a zoomed image. The black bar light is still there.

    Does anyone know this Epson well enough to tell by the zoom lever if its already zoomed out behind the zoom lens?

    Just zoom your 2.35:1 section of the 16:9 Blu Ray (pic without borders) on the 2.35:1 screen. If you aren't going the A-lens route. Provided you have enough zoom range you will get a picture just as good.

    Don't get me wrong the A-lens is the best way if you can afford it & you have a decent enough PJ to make good of the £££s you spent on it.

    Just curious where did you see an A-lens for £700? Are you talking classifieds...

    Thanks.
     
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    This video was brought up a while back (will try and find the post). Don't think anyone bother trying it out. As above just zoom in and mask out the black bars.
     
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    To my mind it wouldn't make any sense to buy a zoom lens when you can just zoom your PJ??
     
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    I don't believe it's a Zoom lens but rather a Wide angle lens :)
     
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    OK thanks. I'm not up on lenses/photography, but all this lens is doing is making the picture wider (if its actually doing that).

    So whats the point if you can just zoom your PJ in the correct AR picture-wise?

    Maybe I'm just not relating to it, but if the black bar overspill was somehow avoided then its probably worth whatever charges/delivery.

    But in the video he says its a 50mm lens on the back, then later he says its a 58mm. Also he says the black bar overspill is still there, but later he says its not there??

    It looks good whatever he has achieved if he is not already zooming his PJ that is.
     
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    Is this lens not a wide angle zoom lens?:)
     
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    Yeah it's just a spherical wide angle lens that is effectively zooming the image equally horizontally and vertically, just like the prime lens does.

    Maybe he doesn't understand what he's really doing there, and we didn't see what happens when he takes the lens off (it probably looked exactly the same but smaller), but perhaps he can't zoom the image enough with the projector lens to get the size he wants from where the projector is. Then it makes good sense.

    We sometimes get people asking about lenses like this to increase the size of their image because they haven't got the distance to zoom the image large enough, so in that respect this could be a bargain - provided there aren't any detrimental aspects to the add on lens.

    It's not an anamorphic lens but if you can take a chance and find a camera A lens (and there are plenty of them) that is big enough to allow your pj to project through without vignetting you may be onto something. Prices tend to be a bit more expensive for A lenses even on cameras, but it would be interesting to see if someone comes up with a good find at a good price.

    Gary
     
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