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Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2019, 01:53:30 PM »
Anyone else get one of these lenses yet ? Don't be shy !
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2019, 02:28:02 PM »
I've got about 10 hours on my RS3000 now with the Panamorph DCR and I must say it is simply stunning. I've only done a basic quick calibration but figured I'd share some photos.

More here -> https://imgur.com/a/EQXrA2R
« Last Edit: January 26, 2019, 02:32:09 PM by ShadeRF »
Theater Equipment list:
JVC RS3000, Panamorph Paladin DCR, 138" Elite 2:35:1 Screen, Oppo UDP-203, DirecTV Genie, Marantz SR-6011, Emotiva XPA-5 Mains: Paradigm Prestige 85F, Center: Paradigm Prestige 55C, Sides: Paradigm Prestige 15B, Rears: Paradigm Atom V6 Atmos: Paradigm P65-R Sub: Rhythmik FV18 Monster Power HTS-5100, GIK Acoustic Room Treatments

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2019, 09:28:50 AM »
I'll bet the picture in person is even more stunning !
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2019, 07:07:59 PM »
I've got about 10 hours on my RS3000 now with the Panamorph DCR and I must say it is simply stunning. I've only done a basic quick calibration but figured I'd share some photos.

More here -> https://imgur.com/a/EQXrA2R

You enjoying that boost in brightness also? :)
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2019, 12:51:28 PM »
Definitely. Well worth the price of admission!
Theater Equipment list:
JVC RS3000, Panamorph Paladin DCR, 138" Elite 2:35:1 Screen, Oppo UDP-203, DirecTV Genie, Marantz SR-6011, Emotiva XPA-5 Mains: Paradigm Prestige 85F, Center: Paradigm Prestige 55C, Sides: Paradigm Prestige 15B, Rears: Paradigm Atom V6 Atmos: Paradigm P65-R Sub: Rhythmik FV18 Monster Power HTS-5100, GIK Acoustic Room Treatments

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2019, 10:35:38 AM »
I decided to watch a bit of " Mad Max : Fury Road " the other night, since I hadn't watched it since getting my DCR lens. The added brightness and pixel density made the movie look better than ever before. I love this lens ! 
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2019, 03:57:29 PM »
People have asked whether the Paladin lens are plastic or glass. Here's what Shawn Kelly had to say -


Um, just to be perfectly clear (did I say that?) Panamorph lenses are made from high end optical projection glass to higher than typical industry Mil-Spec standards with optimized AR coatings. It is true that they are hybrids of cylindrical and prism technologies which makes them expensive to produce, but they are certainly made completely from glass which is why when we say we've sold tons of lenses its quite literal.


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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2019, 12:33:46 PM »
It seems the Paladin DCR does a pretty good job at boosting the picture!

I'm about to get me a DCR too for my Lumagen/RS5400, but I wonder how it works on a slightly curved screen?
Any experience with that?

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2019, 12:46:53 PM »
It seems the Paladin DCR does a pretty good job at boosting the picture!

I'm about to get me a DCR too for my Lumagen/RS5400, but I wonder how it works on a slightly curved screen?
Any experience with that?

You might call Shawn at Panamorph and ask, since the Paladin lenses are designed to work with flat screens. 
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2019, 12:54:26 PM »
It seems the Paladin DCR does a pretty good job at boosting the picture!

I'm about to get me a DCR too for my Lumagen/RS5400, but I wonder how it works on a slightly curved screen?
Any experience with that?
You will have barrel distortion, if used on curved screen.
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2019, 02:12:39 PM »

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You will have barrel distortion, if used on curved screen.

But is this something that can be shifted to the offscreen area, or will it be visible anyhow?

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2019, 02:33:04 PM »
But is this something that can be shifted to the offscreen area, or will it be visible anyhow?
You hide it by making the image slightly bigger and then it gets lost in the black velvet of the frame.
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2019, 09:07:59 AM »
Well, I jumped on the Paladin DCR train... :D
I wonder what the exact settings of my Lumagen should be for that setup? Is there a step by step manual available?

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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2019, 09:51:40 AM »
Setup Procedure for a Panamorph DCR Lens with a Lumagen Radiance Pro

      The Radiance Pro and Panamorph DCR lens can be used together for any projector that has a native 4096x2160 (4k) output resolution.  A projector with a fixed anamorphic lens such as the DCR will project an image that fills a 2.40 screen aspect ratio. When using the DCR lens to fill a 2.40 screen, the lens provides up to 38% more light output for anamorphic sources verses no lens in place.  Use the following procedure to configure the Radiance Pro for a system that includes a 4096x2160 projector with a Panamorph DCR lens and a 2.40 aspect ratio screen.

1.    Set the output aspect ratio by pressing: MENU, Output, Styles, [Style], Aspect Ratio, OK, Single output aspect, OK, 240, OK Note “Style 0” is used for all sources at factory defaults, but this can be changed.
2.    Set the output resolution to 4096x2160. Press MENU → Output Setup→ Ok. This will display the Input Conditions and Output Selections .Press “OK” again to display the Video Output Select Menu. Highlight the ‘2D’ or ‘3D’ row and press “Ok” to edit. Next highlight the input that you want to edit. Scroll over to mode under video output selection and use the up or down keys to select 4096x2160, 24 or 60Hz. While in this mode, you can press the number “4” button which then selects ‘All’. This allows you to apply the 4096x2160 output resolution to all of your inputs at once.
3.    Set the projector to its default 16:9 mode.
4.    Set all the video sources to widescreen 16:9 output.
5.    Press the appropriate input aspect ratio button on the Lumagen remote that matches the aspect of the video source. Note that for a 2.40 source press the two button sequence of 2.35 and then ALT to select input aspect as 2.40.
6.    To horizontally stretch a 16:9 image to fill the 2.40 screen, press “16:9” and then “NLS.”
7.    Display a 2.39 movie .Use your projector zoom to get the source to just fit the width of the screen. You may have some small over scan top and bottom after doing this. If you wish, use the Radiance output “Shrink” to reduce the top and bottom to have the desired over scan: MENU, Output, Styles, [Style], Mask/Shrink, Shrink. Start with a half percent value and slowly move up
8.    Make sure to do a Save (MENU, up-arrow, OK, OK, OK) after any changes or they will be lost going to Stand-by, or if wall-power is removed.
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Re: Panamorph Paladin DCR Lens
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2019, 10:16:13 AM »
@Craig
Thanks!!!

... and I do this *after* installing the lens, right?
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 02:06:01 AM by 2Cents »

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