As commented earlier, this Epson is a very bright projector. Many competitors including Epson's G series, have many similar features, but also offer a choice of lenses. Unfortunately, projectors with lens options tend to be a lot more expensive than those without, all else being about equal. The Powerlite 1985WU has a 1.6:1 manual zoom lens. That's as much or more zoom range than most fixed install, and large portables offer. It allows for sufficient placement range for most environments such as classrooms, conference rooms, training rooms, etc. But it may not have the needed operating range for a church, or small auditorium, and some other large rooms (including some university classrooms) if the projector cannot be placed relatively close to the screen. For example, if you need to place the projector 30 feet back from a 100" screen, that's just not going to work.