My first flashlight surgery.. The patient lived!!

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My first flashlight surgery.. The patient lived!!

I couldn’t take it any longer!! I have been seeing so much about De-doming the Trustfire X6. Just had to do it! A few pics from my successful undertaking.

I took this to remember the light, in case in never worked again…

Prepped for Surgery!

You can just make out the silicone dome atop the LED.

Viola!!! One De-Domed Trustfire X6… That’s the silicone dome in front. Smile

It was just as easy as they said it would be. But it was a bit nerve wrecking trying to get hold of the dome.

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I know what you mean I kept slipping off each time I tried to grab it. Good job!!

 

 

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I kinda felt like I was playing that kids game.. Operation

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Your camera isnt good at macro shots, is it? Silly

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So for a phone… LOL Yep.. its doing a fine job.

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Were you happy with the performance of the X6 before – and now after – the dedoming?

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I really like the X6… But I love it after de-doming it.

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I’m not as experienced as you good folks. I was curious as to the tint. To me I really don’t see much of a difference… Interested in everyone’s opinion.

This is the stock X6

This is De-domed

What do yall think??

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They both look completely white…

Perhaps you can take a shot with a darker exposure?

Anyways, great job with the dedoming! Big Smile

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Good idea… Give that a try!

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Also looks like the dedomed pic was taken from farther away. Congrats.

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It does look like that! I’m uncertain as to why… I have it marked off in the yard. Pictures were taken from same distance.

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It does look like that! I’m uncertain as to why… I have it marked off in the yard. Pictures were taken from same distance.

I’m pretty sure it changes the spill after you de-dome it so that’s why it looks different.

 

 

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Here you are:

*but the difference in distance of these two shots is significant, more than 2m!

 

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He might have zoomed in on the camera in the first “closer” picture

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Have been zoomed.. But please tell me how you figure 2 meters from the picture? I need to learn this… Smile

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These pictures weren’t posted as distance. The question was about the tint of the light before and after.

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Domed looks much better to me, as said it certainly affects the spill, making it much wider and dimmer after de doming, I like the after de doming color better though.

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Dale wrote:
These pictures weren’t posted as distance. The question was about the tint of the light before and after.

It looks blue with less spill.

 

 

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I like the color after the de-dome as well. It is throwing out there much better without the dome tho…. Smile

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I think the true throw is hard to see when it is targeted on something close, I notice the building to the right and far back from the garage is only visible in the domed piccie.

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Its much easier to tell on the longer shots… ( Although I have yet to master them ) LOL These shots were just checking for tint. It’s very easily discernible when shining the light around.

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Dale wrote:
I like the color after the de-dome as well. It is throwing out there much better without the dome tho…. Smile

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There we drastical variables in weather as well… It wasn’t as dark when I took the domed picture. It was much later with the de-domed light & was trying to snow. Not to mention it’s my cell phone I am using to take them!! Big Smile

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Dale wrote:
There we drastical variables in weather as well… It wasn’t as dark when I took the domed picture. It was much later with the de-domed light & was trying to snow. Not to mention it’s my cell phone I am using to take them!! Big Smile

It takes good pictures!! Congrats on your de-dome!!

 

 

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..and the white balance is “auto”, which means that the camera tries to guess what it should be. If, and when, the camera uses different white balance for these shots, they don’t tell us much.

Which reminds me of the old saying: “A photo lies more than thousand words.” Wink

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Thats interesting… I had no idea..

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should do some 100+ yard beamshots. So we folks with X6 can determine if we want to do this or not.

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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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feilox wrote:
should do some 100+ yard beamshots. So we folks with X6 can determine if we want to do this or not.

You do!! I did it and you can tell a difference!! Here’s 2 pictures at 258 yards.

 

 

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