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Newbie lens Q
I have a JVC RS520 projector and bought an anamorphic lens (Panamorph ELPFALKED) for 2.35 AR movies (I also have a Panamorph P752 lens that someone gave me)
Q - it seems that I have to zoom anyway
When I have the anamorphic JVC setting set to OFF - it shows 16x9 images filling the height of the screen with black bars on the sides of the 2.35 screen (as you'd expect)
When I show as 2.35 AR movie (leaving JVC anamorph OFF) the width is the same (i.e. same black bars on the side) with the addition of black bars above and below the image - again as you'd expect
When I set the JVC to anamorphic setting to "A". It squeezes the image so that the 2.35 image now fills the height (same as a 16x9 would with no anamorphic squeezing except of course everyone looks skinny :-) and noticeably brighter - got me excited ) (i.e. the full projector sensor is being used and projected) and of course same black bars on the sides - again all as expected
When I put either lens in front of my projector (with the smaller end of the lens closest to the projector) I would expect that it would stretch the image back out to fill the sides (while keeping the height). However, it compresses the image from top and bottom so that the people aren't skinny and look normal, however it's back to where it started with the same black bars on all 4 sides.
So then I need to zoom to get it to fill the screen.
What am I doing wrong, as I thought the point of the lens is to NOT zoom.