Originally Posted by Prehjan /forum/post/18193366
The NEC is a lot more capable setup wise...but a ***** to learn!
If I were in yoru place, which I am not!
I would be keeping an eye for a M series Electrohome, to replace both of those PJs with.
..but that is just me!
Originally Posted by Prehjan /forum/post/18196428
I bought my first Marquee 8500 for 450...and it still runs!
So if you keep an eye for it locally you might get lucky.
Originally Posted by Prehjan /forum/post/18223177
The NEC has better lenses!
But what I would do in your case is to get a M8500 and then take apart the HD8 lenses and make the HD144/5s (which most of them are color corrected!) fit on them!
Some guy here has a posting on how to do it with plastic cement and a few HD8s (Not the best way but if you don't wish to spend 200 bucks on custom adapters then it is the way to save some money!)