For Sale ISCO II Anamorphic Lens. Excellent condition.

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  1. kbarnes70

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    Rare opportunity to acquire an ISCO II Anamorphic projection lens in superb condition.

    Anamorphic lenses used in conjunction with a PJ offer various benefits. All of the pixels are used (by eliminating the 'black bars) so the perceived resolution of the image is greater. Similarly, the image is also brighter. The ISCO II is an excellent lens with a very good reputation, and mine has been very carefully looked after and is in faultless condition.

    These lenses rarely come up on the secondhand market and, if bought new, cost thousands of pounds, so this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to get into the world of anamorphic projection.

    Due to the nature of the item, I would prefer the lens to be collected in person, but I am willing to send it by (insured) courier if the buyer assumes all liability. I do not have the original box but would package it very carefully.

    Price and currency: £950
    Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
    Payment method: PayPal F&F or BT
    Location: Nr Grantham
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    Anyone fancy entering the world of anamorphic projection?
     
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    It's night and here's a thing that goes bump in it.
     
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    Hi,

    I have always been interested in anamorphic projection.

    Can I ask why you have decided to sell?

    Thanks

    Rob
     
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    You sure can, Rob. I bought it some time ago in order to try to get a bigger image/screen in what was then a very small dedicated room. However, I could find now suitable way to mount it in front of my ceiling-mounted PJ and I had no room to mount the PJ in any other way. So I gave up on it but kept the lens because I thought I would be able to use it in my new HT which I have just completed. Unfortunately, I encountered further issues mounting it and so gave up on it. I would very much have loved to be able to use it as the benefits are incontrovertible IMO.

    If you have the facility to put it in front of your PJ in a way that causes no significant compromises, then I would say you would find the brighter image, using all the pixels on the screen instead of 'wasting' some in black bars, then it would be a great addition to your HT.

    In the meantime, it has been properly stored with silica gel sachets in the box and in a not-too-hot, not-too-cold, not-too-humid environment. IOW it has been looked after :)
     
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    Can this lens be used if I have my image shifted?

    My JVC is setup with about %50 shift to the left.

    Will the image suffer?

    Cheers
     
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    I can't see why that would matter TBH. The image shift is an optical phenomenon at the lens end, so once it has been shifted, prior to the lens, then the image that is leaving the lens is the same, almost 100%, as the unshifted image would be. That's why lens shift is acceptable but keystone isn't. I know there are theoretical differences in an unshifted image and a shifted one, but for all practical purposes they are the same.
     
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    Now sold elsewhere. Archiving thread. Thanks for interest.
     

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