His Own Fool
Senior HTF Member
- Aug 18, 2001
- The BK
- Real Name
OK - maybe I'm getting it. You're basically saying the anamorphic lens will make the image displayed by the Epson's Anamorphic setting look natural while still filling my 16x9 screen?
Actually, after "unsqueezing", it'll look natural at 2.35:1, not fill your 16x9 screen -- it's meant to fill a 2.35:1 screen while not wasting light output (that would otherwise be lost to the letterbox black bars).
Exactly, and why is that? Is it because they aren't sold in sufficient quantity to drive the price down?
I would think that's probably the biggest factor re: anamorphic lenses.
However, with the advent of HDR and (renewed) usefulness of max light output (that FP general lacks), I wonder if that might change somewhat as people start realizing the advantage of regaining the light output that's otherwise lost to the letterbox bars (in addition to not having visibly gray bars). Probably not much, if any, since the FP market will likely always be small (and the higher end, where such features reside, that much smaller)...