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Whats the best anamorphic lens can I get for 1000 bucks?


I'm planning to buy Mitsubishi hc4000 or Epson 8350.


Also planning to get a Either Monoprice/Carada-Pricision series 120 inch 2:35:1 Screen. Depend which fit the bill.



Please let me know what accessories I need to get to install the lens. Thanks!
 

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Forget it at that price! A high quality cylindrical lens is going to cost you at least $4K. Anything less is going to degrade your PQ.

Your only hope is to find a quality used lens from a seller who is willing to meet your price.
 

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For that budget I think you should use the hc4000 native 2.35:1 ratio instead of using a lens.
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You just tell the Mits you have a 2.35 screen and then zoom a scope film to fit. When you select 16:9 the Mits will downscale (shrink) the image to fit the height of the screen. A very nice CIH solution on a budget. All reports are that the scaled 16:9 PQ remains very good.
 

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You just tell the Mits you have a 2.35 screen and then zoom a scope film to fit. When you select 16:9 the Mits will downscale (shrink) the image to fit the height of the screen. A very nice CIH solution on a budget. All reports are that the scaled 16:9 PQ remains very good.
Just wanna make sure, but will there be any overspill by using the HC4000 native 2.35:1 ratio?
 

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Will there be any overspill by using the HC4000 native 2.35:1 ratio?
Shouldnt be much consider its dlp tech. An other option is of course Panny 4000. With its smart optical zoom that adjust automaticly between 2.35 and 16:9 sources on CIH screen. The advantage is that you dont scale anything.
 

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Shouldnt be much consider its dlp tech. An other option is of course Panny 4000. With its smart optical zoom that adjust automaticly between 2.35 and 16:9 sources on CIH screen. The advantage is that you dont scale anything.
So there are no scaling meaning there are no pixel lost with the Panasonic Pt-ae400u???
 

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So there are no scaling meaning there are no pixel lost with the Panasonic Pt-ae400u???
No loss, 16:9 movies uses the entire 1920*1080 panel. 2.35:1 movies zoom so it uses about 1920*810 (+- depending on movie) of its panel on a 2.35:1 screen.


So BDs doesnt need to be scaled since they are 1080 for 16:9 and 810~ for 2.35:1 movies.
 

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Look for a used Panamorph UH480. Look and call around you may find one for $2k or less. Uh380's I've seen for $1k. That's the best you can do. Good lenses command a hefty price.
 

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Okay guys I'm planning to get a Carada CinemaScope screen paired with a Mitsubishi hc4000. I have to do the poorman route lol.

I have a Carada also and am thrilled with zooming. After using a lens that degraded the pq, I don't consider zooming a poorman route at all. Just make sure tou surround the screen with black velvet to absorb the black bars light.
 
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