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Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens

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Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« on: March 20, 2018, 01:20:31 PM »
I'm going to document my experiments with the fairly new Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens, with my JVC RS4500 projector and Lumagen Radiance Pro. video processor in this thread ( and anyone else that owns one - feel free to chime in ).

The lens and the U bracket -
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 01:23:18 PM »
Lens information on the Panamorph website - https://www.panamorph.com/home-theater-lens-options/

https://www.panamorph.com/projector-compatiblity-guide/

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 01:25:22 PM »
Super high tech temporary mounting system ( hey - at least I recycle ) -

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 04:44:12 PM »
Take a can of black spray paint to that high tech mount. :)
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
Take a can of black spray paint to that high tech mount. :)

I've got some scrap Protostar around here somewhere !
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
OK - I put some scrap Protostar on the temporary lens base.

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2018, 05:27:09 PM »
OK - I put some scrap Protostar on the temporary lens base.

Where?  I can't see anything.

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2018, 04:38:40 PM »
So I had 4 people over for a Paladin DCR demonstration today. We watched the first couple of chapters of GOTG2, Star Trek and some of Passengers ( all on 4K Blu-ray ). Everyone preferred the picture with the lens in place. Not only was the picture brighter over all, the extra 2.5 million pixels get the picture more detail and one person thought more depth at times. The opening of Star Trek in particular showed more detail and nuances in the picture. Anyway, it's fun to get other people in to give opinions. Fun day ! 
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 04:45:38 PM »
In my setup I get 28% more lux with the lens than without, using a light meter and a 100IRE SDR test pattern.

Correction - going from 3840 zooming to 4096 using the full panel with the lens, it's slightly more than a 38% lumen increase, as measured with my Sper Scientific light meter !
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 07:54:35 PM »
So I had 4 people over for a Paladin DCR demonstration today. We watched the first couple of chapters of GOTG2, Star Trek and some of Passengers ( all on 4K Blu-ray ). Everyone preferred the picture with the lens in place. Not only was the picture brighter over all, the extra 2.5 million pixels get the picture more detail and one person thought more depth at times. The opening of Star Trek in particular showed more detail and nuances in the picture. Anyway, it's fun to get other people in to give opinions. Fun day !

Welcome to the club. :)
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2018, 08:23:39 AM »
is a curved screen mandatory?

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 11:35:09 AM »
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2018, 04:18:57 PM »
is a curved screen mandatory?

No, you would only use a curved screen with a horizontal expansion lens and a throw ratio under 2.0.
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 10:29:03 AM »
Screen shots with the lens in place - scaled to 4096 x 2160 with the Lumagen Radiance Pro and JVC RS4500 projector.

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2018, 10:31:54 AM »
Screen shots with the lens in place - scaled to 4096 x 2160 with the Lumagen Radiance Pro and JVC RS4500 projector.
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