I recently acquired the Panamorph DCR lens to go with a Lumagen Radiance Pro and a Sony VW 5000. The process to install the lens is not hard to do yourself. You need to install the lens attachment plate to the projector, mount the DCR lens to the lens bracket and then get the lens to pass the image from the projector through the lens. I did a short word document to show how I installed the plate, which I can provide on request. Getting the lens attached to the lens bracket and properly positioned is a bit more time consuming than the plate, but well explained by the Panamorph instructions. I think you can do both of these tasks in no more than an hour and a half working deliberately.
The Lumagen Pro will output 4096x2160, which the DCR lens is optimized for. Setting up the Pro to work with the DCR lens is very straight forward. I did up another word document to explain the exact steps I used, which I can also provide upon request.
I found the use of the DCR lens as very positive. The Lumagen does a great job of scaling everything to 4096x2160. Using this mode, while watching a 2.39 movie, gives you 2.5 million more pixels than the same movie letterboxed and zoomed at UHD. I find the picture a bit more detailed, not just brighter, as a result.
What is very obvious is the increase in light output for 2.39 movies. This is a big improvement over zooming that anyone can see. About two thirds of the movies I watch each year are 2.39. I find the picture improvement from watching 2.39 movies with the lens than without indispensable.
One last item is how well the lens works with the Lumagen aspect ratio control. Once setup correctly, you just hit a button to access 1.78, 1.85 and 2.40 quickly. No projector moving the lens to do the same thing. The picture is equally bright in every aspect ratio selected, which looks correct and is great for calibration.
The end result of this is a great picture quality no matter the aspect ratio of what I play.