Join Date: Oct 2012
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A newcomer to this forum and one who came from the UK cine film stable of the early and late 60s; I am now hooked on the video projector system and the amazing quality one achieves from this technology. I have had two projectors, both Optoma, the HD65 & HD20 and am now considering the Benq 7000 for reasons such as lens shift ability and quality which in the case of the former (and for my purposes) I consider a real advantage.
I have read a number of review comments in this forum about the 7000 many of which relate to sharpness of the image obtained from the HDMI input signal compared with the vga signal, also the many explanations and firmware issues.
Coming to the point of my thread - never has the lens quality been mentioned and yet in my days, lens quality issues were all it was about other than punching enough light through the film gate! In fact in all the reviews I had read in many forums and articles, lens quality, light transmission and aberrations issues never seem to be mentioned - in fact it is almost a part of the video projector that is not part of it, if you see what i mean!
Maybe it is my lack of knowledge of video projection technology that I look for and consider issues that relate more to film technology but with the amount of words expended on the BenQ 7000 sharpeness issue it seemed to me that lens quality had been forgotten. Finishing on a positive note, what a joy it is not to have the worries of sprockets tearing, hair in the gate, splices coming apart and all the many problems one had to face with film.