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New 8k and 4k a-lens from Panamorph

How long have these new 8k and 4k a-lens from Panamorph been released?
Any reviews on them yet?



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I'd be curious also to see what improvement are claimed (or realized) compared to their older lenses (all things being equal). I know my 5 year old lens was able to work with up to 4k material, according to Panamorph.

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I'd be curious also to see what improvement are claimed (or realized) compared to their older lenses (all things being equal). I know my 5 year old lens was able to work with up to 4k material, according to Panamorph.
I recall Panamorph stating that the older lenses were fine for 4k. From the text in the ad, I assume that this has the same optics as a UH480 but a new physical build holding them?

A lens for 8k seems like overkill. Realistically, when is that ever going to be needed? It's vertical compression too, which will rule it out for a lot of people.

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I believe I have the UH480 lens but I just took it down and decided to use the zoom feature on my JVC 520 and the picture looks much better. Clearer and darker blacks. Is it possible that the light is bouncing off inside the lens and causing it to make the blacks lighter? Also for some reason the picture was not as crisp using the UH 480. I also noticed with the lens in place durring the credits rolling you can see the credits from the top going back down very faintly. It makes me assume there was some reflection going on inside the lens.
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I believe I have the UH480 lens but I just took it down and decided to use the zoom feature on my JVC 520 and the picture looks much better. Clearer and darker blacks. Is it possible that the light is bouncing off inside the lens and causing it to make the blacks lighter? Also for some reason the picture was not as crisp using the UH 480. I also noticed with the lens in place durring the credits rolling you can see the credits from the top going back down very faintly. It makes me assume there was some reflection going on inside the lens.
I've seen a number of the UH*80 lenses although haven't tested them side by side. Do you have the version that has a black fabric liner on the inside and also with the rear glass element set at an angle to mitigate reflection back into the projector lens?

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