Emisar D4Sv2 Floody optic vs clear optic (Pic heavy)

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Emisar D4Sv2 Floody optic vs clear optic (Pic heavy)

Hello all, today I received my Emisar D4Sv2, with the SST20 6500k(which I prefer over the 5000k so far) loving it so far. since i havent seen anyone that has posted beamshots of the frosted optics, i thought i might. I hope you enjoy.

Here is a link to a website to compare the 2 beams directly: https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/juxtapose/latest/embed/index.html?uid=69b...

Clear optic close up:
Frosted optic close up:

Clear optic wide shot:
Frosted optic wide shot:

Purple aux LEDs shot:
Cyan aux LEDs shot:
Please note that the Cyan LEDs are indeed brighter than the other ones but these pictures were also taken from a different distance, so these aren’t directly comparable. I just found the aux beam worth sharing. it is definitely usable as a moonlight mode, I especially like the red because it is easy on the eyes at night, but the red is too dim to use when walking in my opinion. i could probably read a map with it though. the cyan is definitely possible to walk with but some might get annoyed by the odd pattern it throws (It reminds me of a Templars cross)

Following are some shots of the light itself. I chose cyan and am very happy with it, at some point i hope to paint parts of it yellow to give it a Swedish colour scheme.




Picture of it being used as a lantern with a 3D-printed diffuser:

A shot of the beam in the rain with the clear optics:

Another:



This is the first time I have done one of these posts so please let me know if i should change something, if you have any questions id be glad to answer them.
There are many more pictures that I didn’t think would add much to the post, so here is the full image dump:https://imgur.com/a/IvuN3K2

Edit/Bonus pic:
Those black spots on the optic, are they defects or is that normal? you can spot a couple more small black spots in the optic staring into it at moonlight. not sure what they are.

Vraag niet hoe 't kan, maar profiteer ervan.

Edited by: Petelele on 10/16/2019 - 17:51
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Thanks , nice pictures. I really liked the juxtaposed pic. You can really study the beam difference that way .

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Rdubya18 wrote:
Thanks , nice pictures. I really liked the juxtaposed pic. You can really study the beam difference that way .

Thanks, I would like to do the same for my emisar D4 but I have t received my floody optic yet.

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Waiting on a D4sv2 to arrive. Ordered both optics and was wondering how they’ll look. Now I know. I also ordered a frosted optic for my D4.

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Wow I cannot wait to get mine.

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Is the cyan a matte, slightly rough finish as opposed to a slightly shinier, smooth finish?

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I don’t want to see any more pictures of the cyan D4SV2.

Because they make me want one Facepalm .

Thanks for the beamshots.

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Nite shadow, I could try explaining it but smooth and rough is really a relative term. to me it feels very nice and smooth. Definitely a bit grippier / rougher than my FT03’s finish, I tried taking a high quality picture of the light so you might be able to get a better feel for it.

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The D4 needed the frosted optic to hide the horrendous beam profile but the D4V2 not so much. THE D4V2 is throwy but the hotspot isn’t too noticeable. As a flood guy I don’t like seeing a circle of light lol.

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Are you talking about the D4v2 having a better beam profile than the D4v1 or the D4S vs the D4V2? Im a little confused.
I have really never noticed the horrid beam profile people talk about. I would even go so far as to say i like the look of odd beam profiles because it makes the light a little more interesting to look at, sets it apart from ‘‘normal’‘ flashlights. that being said i did order floody optics for my D4 just to see how i like it, so far i think i prefer the clear optics for the D4 though. Love your videos btw, they made me get the FT03 XPL50.2.
Don’t get into too many dangerous places. I worry for your safety Wink

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The D4 had a wonky square profile with light spikes coming off it. It was dreadful but the output made up for it. The later D4’s (AFAIK) and D4V2 have a wonderful smooth graduating beam.

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Never experienced that with my D4 SST20 5000k, im getting the XPL HI 5D emitters soon though, maybe those cause a worse profile? we will see.

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Petelele wrote:
Never experienced that with my D4 SST20 5000k, im getting the XPL HI 5D emitters soon though, maybe those cause a worse profile? we will see.

Yeah mine were the original XPL-HI D4’s before the SST came out.

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Flashaholics wrote:
The D4 had a wonky square profile with light spikes coming off it. It was dreadful but the output made up for it. The later D4’s (AFAIK) and D4V2 have a wonderful smooth graduating beam.

Yeap, that’s the order of the events, let’s say D4mk1 then D4mk2 then D4v2