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In this letter, we discuss how the nonmodal emission regime's far field of a broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (BA-VCSEL) can be used for low-speckle laser projection. A microlens beam homogenizer is used to exploit the low spatial coherence of the VCSEL's far field in the nonmodal emission regime. Using far-field instead of near-field illumination of the homogenizer has some important advantages for a practical projection system: the field emitted by the VCSEL can be directly projected onto the homogenizer without the need for additional lenses or accurate alignment. Speckle contrast values as low as 2.5% are measured and in good agreement with modeled contrast values.