Optoma and replacement lens manufacturer Navitar have announced a partnership to supply two new specialty lenses for Optoma's 4K laser projectors to facilitate dome projection and super long-throw, large-venue installations.
Under the arrangement, Optoma will promote Navitar's Hemistar HS30 fisheye lens and its NuView 575MCZ087 ultra-long-throw zoom lens to complement the six Optoma lenses currently offered for the ProScene ZK1050 and ZK750 4K large-venue projectors. With 10,000 ANSI lumens and 7,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, respectively, the ZK1050 and ZK750 each feature Optoma's multi-laser, maintenance-free DuraCore laser engine; integrated warping and blending; Full 3D and 4K HDR playback; 360-degree orientation; and 24/7 operation. The projectors are aggressively priced for their respective lumen and resolution class at $27,999 for the ZK1050 and $20,999 for the ZK750. You can learn more about both models in Optoma's virtual booth at Projection Expo 2020. Upon its introduction last year, ProjectorCentral honored the ZK1050 with an InfoComm 2019 Best of Show Award.
Navitar's Hemistar HS30 fisheye is a single-lens solution for dome projection that offers easy installation and full dome coverage without the need for multiple projectors and blending solutions. The NuView 575MCZ08 is an ultra-long-throw manual zoom/focus lens with a throw ratio of 9.1 - 16.2:1, which provides for exceptionally long distance projections in houses of worship, rental and staging applications, and large auditoriums. The 575MCZ08 extends the available long-throw lenses for ZK models beyond the existing Optoma BX-CTA23 with its 5.66 -10.18:1 throw ratio. You can learn more about Navitar Hemistar and NuView lenses in Navitar's virtual booth at Projection Expo 2020.
Those seeking to purchase one of the new Navitar lenses can do so online at Navitar's website or call Navitar at 800-828-6778.