turboBB's EPIC Indoor Shots Pt1 (4Sevens - Jetbeam)

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turboBB's EPIC Indoor Shots Pt1 (4Sevens - Jetbeam)

UPDATE 4/7: P60 capable hosts will now be found under the drop-in used and are listed in alphabetical order by their respective manufacturer. So for example, EDC+ X60L will now be found in this thread instead of in the host it was used and vice versa, DBS V2 was moved to pt 3 due to the UltraFire XM-L drop-in used.

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PART 1 (4Sevens - Jetbeam) - this thread
PART 2 (Klarus - Sunwayman)
PART 3 (SureFire - Zebralight)

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Hey guys, I recently upgraded my camera and have been away for a short while working on this massive indoors shots session. The new camera has a wider angle lens thus capturing more of the beam profile. It also has the ability to tweak the custom-white balacing (Blue, Magenta, Green, Amber) thus allowing me to attempt to reproduce as faithful an interpretation of what my eyes see as possible. While this can be done PP (post-processing), I don't always remember exactly what each beam's temperature was so being able to do this on the fly was a huge boon to the process. However, with that said, I'm still learning the in's/out's of the camera and may have over-compensated on the M axis a little for some pics so something to note if a particular shot has too much M hue. Another thing to keep in mind is that the door is an off-white, creamy color and not pure white.

As for the modes, where possible, I've captured all modes except those where it was so low as to not provide a meaningful exposure. For obvious reasons, I only did Max and Min for variable lights (but again only where the Min showed anything in the shot).

There may be shots that look pitch black but upon enlarging it, you can make out the beam even if just barely (at least on my monitor) so I've also embedded links to full size 1280 x 960 pics in case you want to do detailed comparos of the hotspot (this alone took a few hours and I'm pretty sure I caught all of them but do let me know if any links are broken).

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PART 1

Lights highlighted in blue indicate new bounce pics and ones in yellow are new as of 9/25. *Indicates mfg claimed ANSI value, last three columns are measurements taken/calcualted by me. Lights sorted in alphabetical order by mfg. All shots taken on a Panny FZ150 @ ISO-100, custom WB, f/2.8 and fixed shutter speeds of 1/8, 1/40 & 1/80. Distance to door is 5m (16.4ft) away. New as of 5/25: Bounce shots under same conditions but w/shutter speed @ 1/4 and light placed right above camera.
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4Sevens QMini 123 Ti
High


Med


Low


APEX 5T6 (review)
High




Med


Low


Crelant 7G5CS (review)
Max




Min

Crelant 7G9 (review)
High




Med


Low



Crelant V9-T6 (review)
High




Low



Dereelight DBS V2 (see UltraFire 3S XM-L drop-in)


EDC+ X60L drop-in (review)
High


Med


Low



eGear X-Flare Pro Focus Control 400 Headlamp (review - unfinished)
High (flood)


High (spot)


Med (flood)


Med (spot)


Low (flood)


Low (spot)



Elektro Lumens Big Bruiser (review)




Fenix L0D-CE
High


Med


Low



Fenix LD10 Premium Q5
Turbo


High


Med


Low



Fenix TK21 (review)
Turbo


High


Med


Low


FoxFury Breakthrough BT2 (review coming)
High




Med


Low



FoxFury Breakthrough BT3 (review coming)
High




Med


Low
                     


FoxFury Rook CheckMate (review)
High



Low



ICON Link
High


Low



IKEA Ljusa (given how quickly this light dims, I wound the light between each pic)



JETBeam RRT-0 XR-E R2
L5


L4


L3


L2



JETBeam TCR1
Max



JETBeam TCR-2
Max




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PART 1 (4Sevens - Jetbeam) - this thread
PART 2 (Klarus - Sunwayman)
PART 3 (SureFire - Zebralight)

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Hi guys,

Here's my consolidated indoor shots w/lux readings.  I'll be adding to it as more lights come in.

Cheers,
Tim

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awesome post thanks!

look at that v60c and you can see why it's one of my favourite lights..

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Thanks .

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2 new lights added to Part 1.

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wow a really an EPIC work ty, also if are lights that I wont/cant buy, all, like me are too envy to reply? xD

your flashlight budget is higher of my car budget xD

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however, not all these lights were purchased (a few were borrowed, some were gifted and two were won through promotions).  My goal was to start a database of sorts so that one might be able to compare what they have vs. other lights.

I know thus far, my posts haven't dealt with too many budget friendly lights but I plan on addressing that in the coming months.

Cheers,
Tim

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Thanks for the nice beamshots & reviews!

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Thx!  The thread got too big as I added more lights so I've now broken this into 3 threads as noted in OP.  Will continue to add to each as I get more lights in.

Cheers,
Tim

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Looks like I haven't updated this in a while but it's done now.  Updates are as per chart in OP.

EDIT:  I'll update the chart after I take measurements later.

Cheers,

Tim

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Thanks Tim!   

 

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Thx Fish!

All, APEX 5T6 shots now added.

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FoxFury Breakthrough BT2 & BT3 added.

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Love the beam shots! You have some sweet lights!

That Fenix TK21 is awesome! Wink

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Crelant 7G5CS added.  You'll note that the lux reading is less than half claimed by Crelant (45K vs. 116K) however, all my lux readings are at 1m and most beams are not fully collimated at this distance. I did double-check lux reading at 2m to be 14K which calc's to 473m beam distance and is an improvement upon 1m calc of 424m.

I plan on retaking all lux readings at 5m or greater in the future and will repost the readings whenever I get to that.

Cheers,
Tim