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post #11 of 170 Old 08-02-08, 11:51 PM
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Sounds very interesting Mark...
Are these cylindrical lens elements readily available?
No. I am having them made to my specs. I have pricing and it makes a fully corrected cylindrical lens "affordable", but ultimately not cheap - still a couple of grand...but half the price of anything currently on the market in the same class...

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I presume that you would need a quantity of lens elements to be made up to keep the cost down..
Will it be a viable proposition considering the lack of interest that was shown towards the Mark 111 lens?

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This lens will not sell like the older prism lens, and the pricing I have been given are for a 1 off only. Only time will tell if this is viable enough to mass produce, but at least I end up with a new, fully performing anamorphic lens...

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Well if I ever win the Lotto..I'll put in an order for one..

In the meantime I'm still very happy with the Mark 1..

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Yes, and I was happy too, then someone showed me better...

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sad that they don't come cheaper in store, i don't know if a can build one with good results..
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Just about anyone can make their own lens ..
If you have any basic carpentry skills, then it's not going to be a problem..
There is plenty of information available for setting up the prisms..and a few places where you can purchase them..

Alternatively, if you don't feel that it's something you want to do yourself, there are kits available where you just do some of the assembly..And it costs a fraction of the price of a commercial lens..

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Re: Making A DIY Anamorphic Lens

I finally got my home theater up and running and now its time to start adding the fun stuff. I specifically built the screen so that I could use an anamorphic lens, but I have to admit a DIY approach is intimidating. I am sure up to try anything, but I would sure feel more comfortable if there was a step by step construction site or something. Any ideas/links? I'd also be willing to look into the kits, but I seem to be having difficulty finding them. Prof if you have those links handy I'd love to see them.

With all that being said, if I had the coin I'd be charging in after that Mark III I've read a little about on your website, Mark. But unfortunately I've used my funds to get the theater up in the first place.

The only seller I've seen for less than $1k has been Home Theater Bro's and if you get a track it comes close.

Appreciate the help in advance and let me know if you EVER have some kind of sale or discount Mark, I'll be interested
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This link gives a good explanation on how to build a lens..
http://www.zuggsoft.com/theater/prism.htm

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Hi! I'm new to the site. I'm also looking at doing a DIY lens. I read the article on the DIY lens but it doesn't say what size prisms to use? Anyone have a guide to go by? I have a BenQ W5000 and am looking at a DIY 110" CIH 2:35:1 screen. Also he states that to get the best picture to use 4 prisms? Don't most commercial lenses use just 2?

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