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Topic: panasonic DLP lenses. mixing 1chip, 3chip
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hello hello

so i know that using a 1chip DLP panasonic lens on a 3chip DLP panasonic projector is probably not really advised... and perhaps not even possible (?)

but if it was possible to fit the lens,
would it only result in perhaps a little bit of chromatic aberration ...
( ie. no big deal for the presentation i'm setting up soon ) ?

any experience / advice on this would be most appreciated.
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If the lens fits, there would be no remarkable issues. Yes, perhaps a cheaper lens, so a bit more loss of detail.

The bigger issue being that almost all lenses are designed to fit very specific projectors. So, unless you know for sure the lens you intend to use has the same mounting style between the two projectors, then it likely won't work.

Lenses for projectors, unfortunately, are not universal fit. Even within the same manufacturer.
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okay, thanks for reply.

i'm wondering how universal the panasonic lenses are... only one way to really find out of course... but i'm curious if anyone has tried this.

the lens manuals state, "please use with the intended projectors", or something to that effect
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I have put hands on many projectors, and most are pretty different from each other. I would expect very low compatibility as the DLP chips are often different from model to model so they would have a different focal plane.

That's part of the reason why they offer the different lens options. Some models DO use the same lenses, but they are built upon a similar chassis to do so.
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