Originally Posted by Big Lebowski
Great. I'm looking forward to read you findings.
Few things would be very interesting to hear about.
1. Does lens shift has a big effect on image sharpness, sharpness uniformity or other aspects like distortion? In my setup, I would be using the projector right side up with lens shift almost all the way down.
2. How much zoom effects the same as above? In my setup I would be using almost the smallest picture due to quite long throw distance. Basically that is usually good thing, at least for contrast.
3. Could you take a photo of the lens where it shows what kind of aperture the lens has? Is there any kind of cats eye iris build in already, since the dynamic iris on not place inside the lens?
4. Also could you comment more how lens cap works, is it snap on type with some kind of claws holding it or does it only go around the lens and how tight it is? I mean it is easy to take off and put on without messing the lens adjustments?
5. How does the lens quality seem? Can you see the pixels clearly when looking screen from close distance and is it uneven (softer or chromatic error) on the sides or edges?
This isn’t first impression post but wow. This is an incredible projector. I’ll share more tomorrow and Monday.
1. Not that I notice. Seems to be uniform. Quick note - The HT5550 projector I am testing right was their event road show projector. I think between the airline carriers, people fiddling in event settings, and multiple Fedex trips, a slight misalignment of one of lens elements happened. The anomaly isn’t preventing me from other testing. It isn’t that bad to be honest. I have learned to never issue judgment on sharpness on pre production units with BenQ. This is my fourth time that sharpness is a bit off in a sample unit but the later production unit was perfect.
2. At first glance zoom, shift, etc isn’t effect the uniformity of focus. But see #1
and let’s wait a bit to learn more.
3. Small cat eye
4. Lens cap was taped on when it arrives. Is slides off and on easily so as to not adjust lens settings if you were to take it off. No claw.
5. Uniformity is consistent but has that slight misalignment I mentioned. What I see is unlike anything I’ve seen from BenQ so I’m confident that it is an anomaly with my unit. I’ll keep you updated as I learn more.
In the meantime this is a snap I took with my iPhone. The flesh tone is so good while maintaining detail in the clouds in a very bright background. HDR brightness was set to +1 and wide color mode is on in this picture. On the flip side color and detail in shadows is most impressive. Gradation is very good. I’ll share more soon.