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Forest Trail Beamshots

Some beamshots in a real usage environment: On a forest trail.

All photos are 50mm, 2.0s, f/4.0, ISO200, WB:5000K. Distance to the tree in the middle: 50m

Exposure was adjusted to match "what I saw" with high modes => Low modes are dimmer than in reality (dynamic range of my camera is not as good as dynamic range of my eyes, sorry.. Wink)


First three headlamps

UF-H3 High (as reference):

 

UF-H6 Low (this could be the "Control" shot)

 

UF-H6 Med

 

UF-H6 High

 

UF-H6 Turbo

 

eBay "2x18650 Parallel" XM-L Low

 

eBay "2x18650 Parallel" XM-L High

 

Then some single emitter lights


XinTD C8 v3 NW Low

 

XinTD C8 v3 NW Med

 

XinTD C8 v3 NW High

 

APEX ST6 NW Low

 

APEX ST6 NW Med

 

APEX ST6 NW High

 

Roche F22 NW Low

 

Roche F22 NW High

 

FandyFire STL-V6 Low

 

FandyFire STL-V6 Med

 

FandyFire STL-V6 High

 

 

And finally multi-emitter lights


Skyray King NW Low

 

Skyray King NW High

 

APEX 5T6 NW Low

 

APEX 5T6 NW Med

 

APEX 5T6 NW High

 

TR-J12 Low

 

TR-J12 Med

 

TR-J12 High

 

Keygos 7 x XM-L with KD driver Low1

 

Keygos 7 x XM-L with KD driver Low2

 

Keygos 7 x XM-L with KD driver Med1

 

Keygos 7 x XM-L with KD driver Med2

 

Keygos 7 x XM-L with KD driver High

 

That's all for today. Thanks for watching! Hope you enjoyed the beamshots.

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what is that ebay 2 × 18650 light you mention? the beamshot looks very good!

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Love it. Absolutely wonderful. I really must buy more neutral lights/emitters. But I am always going for more lumens/watt and forget it until after the confirmation email!

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Beamshots Rule .

Especially now that Trooplewis has us all on the same page .

 

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very nice beamshots! especially like the apex

 

 
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WOW your Apex 5T6 is a beast.

great shots thanks for sharing!!

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Thanks for the effort. Nice shots. Now we need someone to do mouseovers. Keygos with kd driver looks dangerous on high.

 

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Awesome beam shots. I love trail shots because it brings out a more accurate real life tint.
Thanks for sharing.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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As usual, thanks for all the beamshots. The neutral tints looks so much better in the forest trail.

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Great shots!!! Thank you for sharing.

 

 

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This environment really highlights how much better NW is than CW. Great shots!

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Thank you for the wonderful outdoor beamshots. NM is the way to go for outdoors!

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Excellent shots! i need to start getting NW in the future.

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Nice shots. Very helpful.

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Very nice work. I thought it was daylight on a couple of those!

 

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Excellent beamshots! Thanks for sharing..

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AlexGT wrote:
what is that ebay 2 x 18650 light you mention? the beamshot looks very good!

It's the same as what ILF has: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9702

Not bad at all for a $20 light. Smile

 

Thank you all for the compliments. Mouseovers to follow..

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UF-H6 vs. eBay headlamp (Mouse over for eBay)

 

Roche F22 vs. XinTD C8 (Mouse over for XinTD)

 

King vs. APEX (Mouse over for APEX)

 

TR-J12 vs. APEX (Mouse over for APEX)

 

TR-J12 vs. modded Keygos (Mouse over for Keygos)

 

APEX vs. modded Keygos (Mouse over for Keygos)

 

Just ask more if I missed some important one..

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King Vs Modded Keygos please?

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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Here you go: King vs. Modded Keygos (Mouse over for Keygos)

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Thank you.
The SR King is now going on order as is the XinTD C8 v3 NW.
They have both been on my list since joining and soaking up the posts.

I must admit though, from your pics, the STL_V6 can now wait a while.
I’m still pretty happy with my TR-1200.
Maybe I’m just a flood-kinda-guy.

The best bit is actually seeing the difference a NW tint makes – may not be quite as bright, but it really, hmmmm, “humanises” the view and appears to accentuate detail (esp in the foreground).
Please forgive existential mumbo-jumbo-blah-blah

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Thank you the. Wow that thing is bright! But it does look very white. Do you find it kinda dazzling on the eyes?

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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Really nice beamshots!

I agree that neutral white does make things look more “realistic,” IMO trees appear grey instead of brown with some cool white lights.

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thanks so much, one of my fav beam shot takes.
was it hard to mod the keygos 7xml? do you know if theres a 7xml in stock form as bright as your keygos modded 7xml?

and i wish i would have seen these beam shots 3 weeks ago, then i would have never ordered the uf h6!!! i placed an order 3 weeks ago, and it should be arriving tomorrow, and i already want to get rid of it before it even arrives. it had soooo many great reviews and i thought i would be one of the brightest budget headlights, but after seeing the comp. pic against the ebay headlight, my gosh, it just eats up the uf h6!

now im gonna place an order for this ebay light as i finish typing this, even before my uf h6 arrives. does anyone want to buy a brand new uf h6 that i purchased from manafont.
pm me. you can save on shipping time and a few bucks.

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jacktheclipper wrote:

Beamshots Rule .

Especially now that Trooplewis has us all on the same page .

 


Definately agree, these might be some of the best beamshots i have seen! It looks like all the “hotspots” we at the same position so that you tell the differences in the stuff it picks up in the background. GREAT JOB_the_
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@blueb8lls: Modding the Keygos wasn't exactly the easiest mod I have performed so far: See here.

And don't worry about the UF-H6. It's still my favorite headlamp: Smaller & more comfortable than the eBay one & has better modes. Low on eBay lamp is not low enough for close up work etc. You'll see when you receive it. Smile

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Amazing comparative beamshots, thanks so much for your efforts!!

You have hundreds of lights .. are you going to add more beamshots? ( What about beamshots of some popular or quality pocketable lights, e.g. D25A with 14500 .. hehe *gg* )

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well, my uf h6 arrived today and im not sure if i like it yet. so does yours always turn on at low mode first? and the light does not swivel up and down, how does this make a good head lamp. the only thing i like about it is, that its pretty darn comfy.

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@blueb8llz: See my reply here.

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Those are impressive beamshots. I really must have a Skyray King! J)

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