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Beamshots, some triple XM-L, some Throwers
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I'm impressed with the Trustfire X8 and Sky Ray 4300LM

Are all the light driven to their full potential?

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Nice job Stanley. In the editor tool bar, you can click the 18th icon over (little green tree) to insert photos. Keep up the good work!

 

 

  

 

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Thanks for posting these!  I am definitely getting that Skyray 850 now!

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Thanks for the beamshots! TK70 is still the king! Secondly SkyRay!

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FlashPilot wrote:

 

Nice job Stanley. In the editor tool bar, you can click the 18th icon over (little green tree) to insert photos. Keep up the good work!

 

I didn´t do this, because i don´t if this is allowed, because of copy right.

Here in Germany it is very strikt. I did not want to cause worse.

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Animation between the first two, 1 second frame

 

Same batteries, same voltage? There are some things here that could make that difference

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Trustfire X9 vs Trustfire 3T6    2 seconds frame

It's not the same framing, and if you look at the Trustfire X8 you can see that X9 appears under driven.

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how2 wrote:

I'm impressed with the Trustfire X8 and Sky Ray 4300LM

Are all the light driven to their full potential?

The main issue is that we do not know the photo information of the pictures as they have stripped the EXIF. The "Sky Glow" of the SR4300 is brighter, but that could also be due to the presence of more clouds. But if you look at the spill of the SR4300, it is as bright as the spill of the TK70.  That is pretty unlikely. 

But if you look at the hotspot size, it certainly is a bit tighter than the usual lights. Also, the tilt of the hotspot is on the ground.

Too many variables that could make a difference and they are not standardised. 

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2100 wrote:

The main issue is that we do not know the photo information of the pictures as they have stripped the EXIF. The "Sky Glow" of the SR4300 is brighter, but that could also be due to the presence of more clouds. But if you look at the spill of the SR4300, it is as bright as the spill of the TK70.  That is pretty unlikely. 

But if you look at the hotspot size, it certainly is a bit tighter than the usual lights. Also, the tilt of the hotspot is on the ground.

Too many variables that could make a difference and they are not standardised. 

Correct

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Hikelite wrote:
Correct

It's still good info.  At least now we can see that the hotspot size indeed is a bit tighter than the regular lights, due to the slightly bigger diameter of the head (67mm, same as RRT-3).  Info on the 850 is pretty scarce.

The $67 + $2 tracking price doesn't help it.  If you are a regular and you tag it to another light's shipment, you can get the DRY CW for the same price actually.  And we know that the DRY throws as well as the RRT-3 just by sheer power even though it's a 57mm head.  (~ 30k cd)

If anyone has the dough to try, you can rip out the 850 driver and put in the DRY LMH-Turbo, i have 4 spare 3-mode DD drivers.  Would be interesting! Same issue, too much $$$ for the 850!

 

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Another problem with the beamshots is that the lights don't point at the same direction; it slightly differs. Especially the 3XT6-850 seems to point too low.

However, regarding throw I guess X9 > X8 > A0,
TK70 > all other,
SR 3xT6 818 > TR 3T6, 
Z5 quite low. 

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They are not pointed in the same spot, As I said before X9 looks underdriven. Maybe a not so lucky driver?

Questions: Same batteries have been used when testing? Same Voltages?

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Found these... seems like I really gotta buy FandyFire STL-V6/Sky Ray STL-V2 :~ EDIT: Went nuts and ordered FandyFire STL-V6, will be my last flashlight... maybe Wink

EDIT2: F*ck, backordered -> canceled order -> waiting for refund... and hopefully if getting money back will order Sky Ray STL-V2 from manafont.

 

Sky Ray 3xT6 850 4300

 

Sky Ray STL-V2

 

F/2.8, 1 sec., ISO200

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Very interesting beamshots, where did found them? Are there any flashlights tested in this setup.

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M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

Found these... seems like I really gotta buy FandyFire STL-V6/Sky Ray STL-V2 :~

 

Sky Ray 3xT6 850 4300

 

Sky Ray STL-V2

 

F/2.8, 1 sec., ISO200

Are you Hungarian? 

unique engrish language... Smile

 

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Hikelite wrote:

Very interesting beamshots, where did found them? Are there any flashlights tested in this setup.

Google image search Big Smile

Yes there is this

UltraFire 501B, but doesn't say which LED it has.

 

viffer750 wrote:

Are you Hungarian? 

No, Finn.

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That Trustfire 3T6 throws fantastic for a non thrower. The beam actually gos past the house in the field.

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Hikelite wrote:

That Trustfire 3T6 throws fantastic for a non thrower. The beam actually gos past the house in the field.

Sky Ray 850

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Ok Smile

501B with xml T6

 

unique engrish language... Smile

 

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M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

Hikelite wrote:

That Trustfire 3T6 throws fantastic for a non thrower. The beam actually gos past the house in the field.

Sky Ray 850

oops, yeap, I was thinking at the Trustfire.

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Ok Smile

501B with xml T6

 

 

Do you know the distance to the house?

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If you look at this image at full resolution, you can  see  that the 501B's hotspot is directed somewhere in close range, not like the SkyRays. I guess because the hotspot is larger it also reaches the house very slightly.  

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Hikelite wrote:

viffer750 wrote:

Ok Smile

501B with xml T6

 

Do you know the distance to the house?

If I understood google translate correctly it should be about 150 meters away (to me looks like little more than that) and the hill where picture was taken is 20 meters higher than house.

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M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

Hikelite wrote:

viffer750 wrote:

Ok Smile

501B with xml T6

 

Do you know the distance to the house?

If I understood google translate correctly it should be about 150 meters away (to me looks like little more than that) and the hill where picture was taken is 20 meters higher than house.

Probably it was taken with a short focal length lens, so that's making objects in a distance appear farther than they are. Probably...

I did a Pythagorean calculation on that, it should be 151 meters from that point on the hill to the house, so 20 meters elevation doesn't change the distance that much in this case. All numbers are theoretic.

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The Skyray 4300 looks less throwy than the 3800. Maybe just a little?

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M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

Sky Ray STL-V2

 

F/2.8, 1 sec., ISO200

Holy crap, that looks like THE thrower. Way up on a hill and still shining on it like daylight.

Is there anything better? Otherwise I might consider buying this one.

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Crelant 7G5 is better but as Coolper said not a night and day difference.

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Very very nice shots! Sticky'd.

My vote would go for:

X8, STL-V2/V6, 3T6.

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OK guys, can you say which flashlight is now the best budget thrower? STL V2/6 or more pricy Crelant? Or maybe something else? If crelant, is it worth additional 30$(70% price morethan STL V2)?

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I don't have the Crelant, but I can vouch for the STL-V2 Smile. Of all the flashlights I've owned (can't remember exactly) this one puts a smile on my face; simply because of the question of price vs. performance.

I know there are better thowers out there... but for how much more $? Maybe if I'm feeling rich (??) in the future I'll get me an Olight M3X, but that's a really big IF.

Lights out! That's when things get interesting...

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