Because there are lots of us that own a Z2, I thought the following information might be beneficial for someone else who might share my concnerns.
What follows is an e-mail I sent to Jason regarding mounting the new Panamorph in front of a table-mounted Z2.
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 9:37 AM
I tried to send the following message to Panamorph directly (Contact@visr.com) concerning the powerbuy for the low-cost Panamorph lens, but it came back as undeliverable. So maybe you can answer some of these questions for me.
I'm interested in purchasing one of these units, but my particular setup (and the "non-refundable" aspect of the offer) has me somewhat concerned. Here's my dilemma: I'm a little confused as to how the Panamorph will sit in front of a table-mounted projector, namely my Z2. I've seen a picture of the PSO-U100 with the optional slide rail (http://www.panamorph.com/Acrobat/PanamorphGuide.pdf
), and from that picture I made a couple of assumptions:
1) the lens is height-adjustable via the black thumbscrews on the sides and
2) it can be tilted, with the thumbscrews being the axis of rotation
Are either of these assumptions is correct? If it is height-adjustable, what's the distance from its lowest setting to its highest? Will the new lens feature the same vertical and rotational adjustment?
The Z2 has a flip-down front cover that sticks out 1Â½ inches in front of the projector once the front cover is lowered. I'm wondering if this is going to be a problem while trying to set the Panamorph in front of the projector lens. Will the new lens have an attached base to allow for table mounting? If so, will it be narrow enough to sit on the cover? Conversely, if the Panamorph is sitting 1Â½ inches in front of the projector lens, is the width of the beam entering the Panamorph narrower than the 1Â½" max width requirement? From what I've read, the Panamorph needs to be as flush against the projector lens as possible.
Any assistance you can provide would be helpful, as I want to take advantage of this offer. Thanks.
1. Yes the lens is adjustable for height, tilt and side to side.
You should be able to mount it in front of the flip down panel, and then the lens is offset a bit so it will be close enough to the lens of the projector. I don't think you'll have any problems.
Let me know.
Jason C. Turk
A/V Science, Inc.
(585) 454-1460 firstname.lastname@example.org
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