Many home theater enthusiasts have considered changing their screen aspect ratio one time or another. But many points arise when choosing between 16:9 and 2.35:1. The wide scope format may not be for everyone. Depending on the content you are watching, you may not need a wide scope lens such as sports and most animated movies.
But there is that ~75% of movie content that is shot in a wide format that most love. The limitation then becomes the cost the lens. Panamorph has developed and now released a new entry-level lens to accommodate enthusiasts who wish to experience the ultra-wide format without breaking the bank.
The CineVista™ extends the exceptional Panamorph brand quality to a much broader audience who want a cinema experience at an affordable price. The new lens system will be available by the end of the year and will retail for $1495 including the lens and lens mount.
Our new CineVista™ lens represents an incredible value.” commented Russell Warnhoff, Panamorph’s Director of Sales. “Now we can deliver the true cinematic experience by eliminating the annoying black bars on the top and bottom of our favorite movies, yet still fit a tight budget. With the inclusion of the new CineVista™ lens into our lineup with an MSRP of $1495, Panamorph now has a product mix designed to fit every price point and performance level.
So how did Panamorph achieve a lower cost lens such as the CineVista?
We listened to our customers who asked for ultra-wide screen cinema at a lower price.” Warnhoff continued. “By eliminating certain costly elements used in our custom lens systems, we were able to hit an extremely low, affordable price point while still delivering an incredible, high quality immersive experience. Our testing proves the performance trade-offs we chose are inconspicuous to most people when viewed with live motion picture content. However, movie lovers looking for the ultimate in clarity and color accuracy can choose the impeccable quality our high performance, custom lens systems offer.”
Those costly elements do include color correction, which now can be adjusted within certain projectors such as some JVC models. The other element is the mounting. This is a fixed configurations, not using a sliding mount. The lens can also be ordered without the fixed bracket and the lens sells for $1295 MSRP. Panamorph recommends using either a Chief Mount or the Omnimount 3N1-PJT.
For anyone who is thinking of changing to 2.35:1 or already using a zoom lens feature, this becomes a more interesting approach at an affordable price point without sacrificing quality.
Does this become a game changer for you?
Visit Panamorph CineVista here
Edited by VinnyS - 2/1/13 at 10:25am