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I'm just getting my feet wet with A-lenses, and I have a question about gaming with a fixed lens.
If I understand this correctly, by leaving your A-lens in place, your processor must squeeze a 16:9 image for the lens to project the correct 16:9 aspect ratio on the screen. This means you are losing columns of pixels on the sides (unused pixels on the sensor). I'm not a pixel peeper, so I'm wondering if I would notice this loss of resolution when playing games.
I intend to use my setup for maybe 50/50 movies/gaming, with maybe a slight nod towards gaming. However, I understand that the loss in resolution horizontally is less noticeable than vertically, and I don't think I'm willing to pay for an automated sled at the moment.