625m Beamshots Of A Bunch Of Throwers

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625m Beamshots Of A Bunch Of Throwers

We finally had a chance to get out and do some long range beamshots. This time we used a pipeline channel cut through a near by National Forest. It was nice and dark out there with no ambient light to worry about. We ended up doing shots at 625m. We had intended on doing some a little longer, perhaps 800m or more, but we had rain in the forcast and the longer the shots the longer it took to setup. I already had to tote about 65lbs of lights, stands, cameras, tables, two-way radios, etc. across this pretty hilly pipeline stretch. Perhaps next time when weather isn’t pushing us we’ll do a even longer shots.
Now I first have to say it was pretty hard to aim the lights perfectly at this distance. There was a TON of crap in the air and many of the lights were really lighting everything up stopping me from aiming perfectly. I could see the target with most of the lights, but with some of their spots being pretty big, the aim wasn’t perfect. We tried, but were only human.
Now this time we did the shots with two camera’s. I was back at the 625m point and my brother was up much closer at appx 75m away from the target with his camera. My camera for the full 625m was a Canon T3i set at F5.6, ISO 800, 1.0sec exp, auto WB, and set at a 35mm focal point. Brothers up close was his Canon SL1, set at F5.6, ISO 1600, 1.0sec exp, auto WB, and 37mm focal length. We tried a few out focal points, but these seamed the best choice.
Oh, the target itself was a 6ft x 4ft flat white painted sheet of plywood attached to a post in the ground. Bigger would have been nice, but this was about 210m from the truck to begin with. The target was position on a slop going up hill, so it add the gassy back ground which we figured worked pretty good.
So here are the contenders -
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Now the shots done at the full 625m. Again, sorry about the aim on a few. -
X40VN -

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SP03 -

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HD2010 -

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T08 -

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BTU-DOMED -

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K40VN -

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TN31MB -

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X60VN -

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TN31 -

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BTU-DEDOMED -

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XSEARCHERVN -

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TN31VN -

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K50VN -

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TK61VN -

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Now for the shots done up close at appx 75m. And again, sorry about the aim on a few -
X40VN -

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SP03 -

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HD2010 -

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T08 -

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BTU-DOMED -

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K40VN -

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TN31MB -

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X60VN -

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TN31 -

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BTU-DEDOMED -

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XSEARCHERVN -

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TN31VN -

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K50VN -

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TK61VN -

Edited by: rdrfronty on 03/23/2014 - 11:04
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Thank you for the hard work! Keep it on!

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Lots of work to bring us a great collection of comparative long-range beam shots.  Thank you!

It would be real cool if the close-up shots were mouse overs to the wide shots.

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many thanks for doing this. i know how time consuming this was. these were perfect shots. i cannot even see misalignment of the aim even after you telling me.
looks on point!
i like that distance too, not super far where the 200s throwers would not even be able to reach.
that x60vn is bad to the bone! i only wish it had a sideswitch instead of the rotary.
to be honest, i still like the super shocker best .
the lumens and spill is fantastic on that thing
but the weight and front heavy makes it not an ideal light for carrying even with a holster.

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Whats going on? No little lights at this distance? The shame. Wink

Thanks again guys. I shake my head in amazement at your collections. I almost wish I could compare my DST which is dedomed now with yours. It would not have a hope of out throwing most of yours, but just to see how it competes with your esteemed collection. Last time out it was hitting a non reflective surface at about your distance according to Google Earth.

Outstanding effort guys. I hope it was not to hilly.

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Nice shots ! Smile

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MRsDNF wrote:

Whats going on? No little lights at this distance? The shame. Wink

Thanks again guys. I shake my head in amazement at your collections. I almost wish I could compare my DST which is dedomed now with yours. It would not have a hope of out throwing most of yours, but just to see how it competes with your esteemed collection. Last time out it was hitting a non reflective surface at about your distance according to Google Earth.

Outstanding effort guys. I hope it was not to hilly.

I would love to include it in one of our shoots Steve. If only shipping it to Texas and back home did not cost so much. You might be surprised in it’s showing too. Dale just shipped me a boosted but domed DST that puts out 1100 lumens after 30 sec and throws about 99kcd. If you figure de-doming usually about doubles the candelas, then yours would be there. I would love to see some beamshots of a de-domed DST. I bet it is an XM-L2 laser!

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manxbuggy1 wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:

Whats going on? No little lights at this distance? The shame. Wink

Thanks again guys. I shake my head in amazement at your collections. I almost wish I could compare my DST which is dedomed now with yours. It would not have a hope of out throwing most of yours, but just to see how it competes with your esteemed collection. Last time out it was hitting a non reflective surface at about your distance according to Google Earth.

Outstanding effort guys. I hope it was not to hilly.

I would love to include it in one of our shoots Steve. If only shipping it to Texas and back home did not cost so much. You might be surprised in it’s showing too. Dale just shipped me a boosted but domed DST that puts out 1100 lumens after 30 sec and throws about 99kcd. If you figure de-doming usually about doubles the candelas, then yours would be there. I would love to see some beamshots of a de-domed DST. I bet it is an XM-L2 laser!

I will get you some Beamshots of a Dedomed DST driven close to 5 amps soon. ( hopfully later this week from the DST in this topic: >> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/29613#node-29613

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Sounds good DBS. It did take me awhile to tune the reflector on mine to get the highest reading on the light meter and yes it is like a laser.

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DenBarrettSAR wrote:
manxbuggy1 wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:

Whats going on? No little lights at this distance? The shame. Wink

Thanks again guys. I shake my head in amazement at your collections. I almost wish I could compare my DST which is dedomed now with yours. It would not have a hope of out throwing most of yours, but just to see how it competes with your esteemed collection. Last time out it was hitting a non reflective surface at about your distance according to Google Earth.

Outstanding effort guys. I hope it was not to hilly.

I would love to include it in one of our shoots Steve. If only shipping it to Texas and back home did not cost so much. You might be surprised in it’s showing too. Dale just shipped me a boosted but domed DST that puts out 1100 lumens after 30 sec and throws about 99kcd. If you figure de-doming usually about doubles the candelas, then yours would be there. I would love to see some beamshots of a de-domed DST. I bet it is an XM-L2 laser!

I will get you some Beamshots of a Dedomed DST driven close to 5 amps soon. ( hopfully later this week from the DST in this topic: >> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/29613#node-29613

Looking forward to it.

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Great stuff, guys! Thanks for the effort.  8)

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Great work lads! Thanks for effort in doing this!

I hope you don’t mind but I did an animated gif of the long range beam shots.. (if you think it is a liberty please let me know and I will delete it) if interested click on the thumbnail (gif is about 2.4mb) Could do one of the closeups if needed

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Nice shots... It is very hard to take such shots.

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