Originally Posted by Cam Man
I wouldn't exactly say that there is rush to buy this lens. This sounded promising, but interest seems to have kind of faded away. What has happened? Has the zoom method put the brake on A-lenses?
Projector prices have fallen considerably but the prices of these lenses has not and allot of that is simply because of small volume turn over Vs projectors which sell in their thousands to every A-lens.
I use a BenQ projector and the way this company has been able to reduce the price of their product is to strip away features.
If you compare the W1000 to the W5000, the lenses (the expensive part
was changed out for a much cheaper version and hence all the varying stories you hear about them) are not the same and all the electrics (zoom and focus) is now manual.
People are struggling with the idea of spending as much if not more on an accessory than the actual projector they'll use this accessory with.