Some beamshots (DRY, King, MPPs)

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Some beamshots (DRY, King, MPPs)

Hi,

Took some beamshots to see how the new king compares to some of my other lights.

All photos taken with 70mm, 1.3s, f/8, ISO400, WB 4800K.

Distance to the building is about 90m (= 295feet), as seen in this snip from Google Earth:


Control shot:

 

Let's start with some well known references.

KD C8:

 

 

Solarforce MPP-1:

 

Solarforce MPP-2:

 

And then to NW lights.

Shadow TC6 NW:

 

Old-Lumens Special SST-90:

 

DRY NW High:

 

DRY NW Turbo:

 

 

SKYRAY King NW High:

 

SKYRAY King Low:
 

 

And finally some mouseovers.

DRY vs. SKYRAY (Mouse over for SKYRAY)

 

KD C8 vs. Shadow TC6: (Mouse over for Shadow TC6)

 

Solarforce MPP-2 vs MPP-1 (Mouse over for MPP-1)

 

 

MPP-2 vs. KD C8 (mouse over for KD C8)

 

+ bonus photo, "wannabe art", Snowy River lit by MPP-1:

 

That's all for now. Hope you enjoyed watching these. Smile

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Edited by: _the_ on 03/08/2012 - 15:11
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I think I like the photo the best. That's really cool! Definitely NOT "wannabe art" 

 

Thanks for all the reference shots! 

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Awesome shots!  Thx for sharing.

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_the_ is very modest.

Go check out his galleries "out there on the 'net" and you'll see this little river really is just his regular night out with a digital photo camera. Wink

 

Very nice beamshots and photo. Smile

 

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yeah, definitely not wannabe.  in fact, I'd love to use that as a background if you'd post a link to a high res version? 

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Do you have shots of the SST-90 on low and hi? Just curious to see the difference. Not very bright because of the messed up reflector.Embarassed

Love that river shot, really nice!!!

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Great pics!!

Makes me re-think about that Skyray King...

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Yeah, it appears to be brighter than the Dry. I may have to get one. Nice shots!

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Cool

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Are you a photographer?

The Shadow impresses me but SkyRay is the final winner.

Just pulled to trigger for SkyRay!

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Thanks for sharing.  I really like the "wannabe art".  

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Size wise which is wider in diameter dry or skyray? Nice art shots btw:)
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x2. I'd love to see a comparison side by side photo of the dry and king for size reference Smile Thanks for the already amazing reference photos you've provided! Beautiful work and a huge help to many of us here!

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About how many lumens is the King on low? And is the trigger switch mechanism user-friendly? 

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 Nice work!

 

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Thank you all for the compliments! I'm not a "real" photographer, it's just my hobby (which actually did lead me to the world of flashlights.. ;))

dthrckt: Sure. I just need to re-edit the photo for a high res version. What resolution do you want?

I will try to answer all questions and post a side-by-side photo of King and DRY later today (= after work hours). Please wait patiently..

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I love your bonus photo... its surreal.  Makes me want to go out and attempt taking night outdoor pictures, with illumination from just flashlights.

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gearjunkie wrote:

I love your bonus photo... its surreal.  Makes me want to go out and attempt taking night outdoor pictures, with illumination from just flashlights.

yeah I agree. Looks like a professional took that picture Smile

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Man, I really want that king now.... am I wrong or does it look like it throws quite a bit better than the DRY, and with the same or better total output?

And yeah, I like that picture too. 

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_the_ wrote:

Thank you all for the compliments! I'm not a "real" photographer, it's just my hobby (which actually did lead me to the world of flashlights.. ;))

dthrckt: Sure. I just need to re-edit the photo for a high res version. What resolution do you want?

I will try to answer all questions and post a side-by-side photo of King and DRY later today (= after work hours). Please wait patiently..

My monitor is 1440x900 - but whatever is easiest for you - I'll just fill the background w/ black - THANKS!

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You can download the high res version here (1920x1200pix).

I don't usually upload any high res photos to net, but BLF is an exception.. Wink 

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Side by side photos of DRY & King, as promised:

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Mr.BrightLights wrote:
Size wise which is wider in diameter dry or skyray? Nice art shots btw:)

Skyray is about 1mm wider when measured from bezel and the body is about 6mm wider.

 

Old-Lumens wrote:

Do you have shots of the SST-90 on low and hi? Just curious to see the difference. Not very bright because of the messed up reflector.Embarassed

Sorry, I didn't take beamshot with low. Sad I will next time.. And it is bright, at least in my opinion.

 

Tecmo wrote:

am I wrong or does it look like it throws quite a bit better than the DRY, and with the same or better total output?

You are right. At least that's the situation with my samples.

 

Rusty Joe wrote:

About how many lumens is the King on low? And is the trigger switch mechanism user-friendly? 

Ceiling bounce gives the same result than my Xeno E03 NW on Med with 14500 => About 300 lumens, maybe a bit less?

Trigger mechanism is good and the UI is user friendly. The more I use it, the more I like it.

And no, I don't seem to have the switch problem FX-32 mentioned. I tried repeating Hi-Lo-Off more than 30 times and didn't see any sign of that problem.

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Great photos!

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thanks for the exception Wink

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thankyou very much for the size photos! Hard to believe its that much shorter and fits one more battery than the dry!