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Default WTB 589 or 473nm laser

Edit: No longer needed. Decided to get a 473nm from Jetlasers.


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Default Re: WTB 589 or 473nm laser

Oops this didn't post until today.:
Honestly if you ask me, I would forego the 473. I don't own one but the way we are pushing the 462 diodes the wavelength color is getting pretty close to sky blue. @ two watts to boot. For the price of the 473 I could settle for ndb7576 build.

The yellow wavelengths are quite impressive from what I see and there has been sone discussion that they might not be available in the handheld platform for much longer. They still sell them.

these are just things to consider.
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Honestly if you ask me, I would forego the 473. I don't own one but the way we are pushing the 462 diodes the wavelength color is getting pretty close to sky blue. @ two watts to boot. For the price of the 473 I could settle for ndb7576 build.

The yellow wavelengths are quite impressive from what I see and there has been sone discussion that they might not be available in the handheld platform for much longer. They still sell them.

these are just things to consider.
I didn't go for a 462 just because it has a bad divergence and ugly dot/beam, which I absolutely hate. For the 589, I've been thinking about getting one from DL. But since there are a few members that are very disappointed with the quality and output of them, I decided to not buy it. Aside of that, I found a way to get my Jetlasers 473 for about 100$ less with an easy trick. Which I'll reveal once I've received my 473.

I might go ahead and still buy a 589nm along with the one I just purchased. I just want to be sure I'm not getting anything near the 10mW output some have been getting from the DL's. Any advice? Thanks for your insight!
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Ahh beam spects. You're right the divergence on the 462 isn't excellent. The DL DPSS module should offer you a pretty good dot opposed to the bar shape.
I'm in the market myself for a 589 so I'm still poking around. Keep me updated if you find anything promising and I'll do the same.

Theres a good thread posted in the "companies" section in this forum. CNI vs DL. Smeerworst did a great LPM video of the 589 PLG. I can't link back right now because I'm on my moble but it's pretty recent. Very interesting.
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Ahh beam spects. You're right the divergence on the 462 isn't excellent. The DL DPSS module should offer you a pretty good dot opposed to the bar shape.
I'm in the market myself for a 589 so I'm still poking around. Keep me updated if you find anything promising and I'll do the same.

Theres a good thread posted in the "companies" section in this forum. CNI vs DL. Smeerworst did a great LPM video of the 589 PLG. I can't link back right now because I'm on my moble but it's pretty recent. Very interesting.
Thanks, will take a look for sure.
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